After attending the first ABS-CBN Ball last weekend, Luis Manzano and Jessy Mendiola said they were happy to dress up for the benefit of Bantay Bata. “Extra special siya kasi for a cause. Nakakatuwa kasi nga this year dahil may cause, parang naging mas meaningful yung pag-ga-glam up namin, yung pag-aayos namin, mas may purpose siya. So mas nakaktuwang gawin, mas nakaka-inspire gawin. Nakakatuwa na lahat ng nandito tonight for a cause,” Jessy said.
Luis said the ball is also an opportunity to celebrate all the hard work of people in the network. “It’s a very special gathering of so many people. And it’s not just a gathering. We’re very happy na for this ball, kahit na yung mga napakaraming tao na tunay na bumubuo ng ABS-CBN, yung production, lahat ay nandito ngayon kasi sila talaga ang mga bida ng gabing ito,” he added.
The lovey-dovey couple also share that they couldn’t help but admire each other’s chosen outfit that night. “Sabi nga namin kanina before going down from our car. Sabi ko sa kanya, ‘You look extra beautiful,’” Luis said.
Jessy said the reason behind her look is her inner happiness. “Sabi ko, ‘I’m always happy kasi.’ At saka ever since talaga parang pagka-kunwari kahit anong itsura mo or kahit ano pang suot mo, basta kasama mo yung partner mo sa isang event, masaya ka talaga,” she explained.
During the ball, Luis also shared that he is happy that his show I Can See Your Voice has been extended while Jessy is busy working on her Star Cinema project The Girl in the Orange Dress with Jericho Rosales which comes out later this year.