Ria Atayde took to social media to pen a heartwarming message for her brother Arjo Atayde who recently won Best Actor in a Leading Role for "Bagman" at this year's Asian Academy Creative Awards!
In her post, Ria shared that Arjo longed to represent the Philippines in the international arena. She also relayed that her brother always wanted to act growing up.
"When we were in high school, I remember how heartbroken you were when you found out that you could no longer be part of the dance team that would represent the country to compete internationally,” Ria shared.
"I also remember how growing up, you would insist that you wanted to act but they wouldn’t let you because of course, school was our priority. Fast forward years later, they finally let you act and you proved to all of us why you should have been acting all along," she further relayed.
For Ria, what happened at the Asian Academy Creative Awards is a full circle moment.
"You’re amazing at what you do — passionate, humble and constantly looking to grow. What a full circle moment... you got to represent the country. It may not have been through dance but oh my goodness, Carlos, you brought the country pride through acting. I’m sure little Arjo is beaming with pride because I sure am so proud of you and so happy for you," she stated.
She encouraged her brother to never doubt himself in pursuing this path again.
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"You have proven yet again, that THIS is where you belong and this is what you were meant to do. So please erase all the doubt that you’ve had the past few months whether or not you should continue doing this, because hello noh... it’s meant to be," she said.
"Congratulations, Best Actor for the 2020 Asian Academy Creative Awards @arjoatayde! I can’t wait to see you achieve more and I can’t wait to be there to witness all of it," Ria remarked.
In response to Ria's message, Arjo commented, "I love you so much wi!! Thank you for everything.. thank you for always understanding me the most. Love you to the moon and back wi."