Celebrities and longtime friends Enchong Dee and Bea Alonzo challenged how well they know each other by taking a friendship test, which was uploaded by Enchong on his YouTube channel on Friday, January 29.
Filled with personal questions, one of the things Bea asked Enchong was his first impression of her.
“One word to describe your first impression of me,” asked the 33-year-old actress, and recalled the time they first met.
“Sa cruise, eh. ‘Di ka pa artista,” she added.
While Enchong gather the fitting words to describe first impression of her, Bea went on to narrate their story.
“Sumayaw pa siya ng ‘Larger Than Life’ sa stage, ‘dun sa club ng Asian Cruise. Nakakahiya tapos naging friends [kami],” she said, referring to the Backstreet Boys’ hit.
“Gumawa kasi ako ng MMK (Maalala Mo Kaya) ‘don with Zanjoe (Marudo). Tapos habang nagliliwaliw sila, nagtatrabaho kami ni Zanjoe. Pero that was so much fun,” Bea lightheartedly shared.
She then guessed that Enchong’s first impression of her was “cool,” but it was actually “successful/rich” as the actor revealed.
Enchong said, “Oo. Alam mo kung bakit? Kasi syempre wala pa naman ako no’n savings, wala pa naman akong kita. Tapos nakikita ko siya, may hair and makeup ka no’n, di ba? Tapos syempre, napapanood mo na siya no’n. Even way back 2006, the way you carry yourself kasi, I think it’s more of the way you carry yourself. Hindi pa-madam eh. ‘Yung finesse, ‘yung classiness, di ba? And even the way you dress up, di ba? It doesn’t have to be like labels. You can be simple but elegant.”
Saying that it was the year 2006, Bea added, “Tapos ‘yung nanay ko, aliw na aliw na sa kanya. Sabi ng nanay ko, ‘Uy, mag-artista ka. Pwede kang mag-artista.’ Kasama pa natin kuya mo no’n, si AJ (Dee).”
Enchong, who is now 32 years old, was a member of the Philippine national swimming team before he rose to stardom as an actor, following the success of the Kapamilya drama series Katorse in 2009.
Meanwhile, Bea has long been in the industry, tracing her first television project K2BU in 2002.
Their first project together was the drama series Magkaribal, which happened in 2010.
According to Enchong, it was in this show that they became closer friends, “Actually ‘dun talaga tayo mas naging close.”
Another iconic project that they did together was the Star Cinema movie Four Sisters and A Wedding in 2013.