The new author wants to help her fellow teens gain more confidence.
After being part of the top Primetime series Panagako Sa ‘Yo, Andrea Brillantes said she began preparing to launch her first ever book #GOALS: Your Epic Journey to be the Best You. The 13-year-old actress kicked off her journey with a jam-packed launch event held last September 3 at National Bookstore in Quezon City. The bubbly young star happily signed books and took photos with her supporters, the “Brillanators.”
Andrea shared that her book contains a combination of entertaining stories, quirky comics and advice for the youth and is available in two collectible covers. "Yung libro na ito ginawa ko para mas maging confident yung mga kabataan ngayon at mas maging confident ka sa sarii mo. You will learn to love yourself sa mga styling and para din siyang slumbook. Nandun kung paano ako magdamit, kung pano lahat. Lahat lahat din ng pinagdaanan ko noon sa mga insecurities ko at ganun. Sana makatulong din sa ibang tao,” she told PUSH.com.ph.
Apart from the book launch, the pretty teen said she is excited to attend future book signing events as well. “Let’s set #goals and meet them one by one. Sabi nga nila, slowly but surely. Success is sweeter ’pag pinaghirapan. Kaya ’wag tayong magmadali. Let’s enjoy the ride. Let’s enjoy the journey. Let’s enjoy our youth. Maaabot din natin ang #goals natin,” Andrea wrote in the book.
During her interview with PUSH, Andrea also gave an update on her friendship with PBB housemate JK Labajo. "Yes close pa rin naman. Nag-uusap pa din naman kami. Actually nag-alala ako sa kanya kasi lagi siyang umiiyak doon. Sabi ko, ‘Hala, baki siya iyak ng iyak?’ Hindi naman talaga siya iyakin so nagulat lang ako na iyak siya ng iyak, SIguro dahil siya lang dun yung bata kaya walang nakaka-relate sa kanya. Pero okay na naman siya ngayon,” she revealed.
#GOALS: Your Epic Journey to be the Best You is done in collaboration with Star Magic by ABS-CBN Publishing and is available in all leading bookstores and newsstands nationwide for only 195 pesos.