Actress Kathryn Bernardo was surprised by her mother, Min Bernardo, with her own studio.
In a vlog released on Sunday, June 6, Min said she decided to put up a studio for Kathryn as her surprise birthday gift to her daughter, who turned 25 last March 26.
"Matagal na namin balak ang magkaroon ng studio. Pero balak lang 'yun, akala ni Kathryn wala akong ginagawa for that. Pero since nung October, nakausap ko na ang kanyang architect, ang kanyang contractor, para tulungan ako kung paano namin mapapagawa yung studio na hindi nalalaman ni Kath,” said Min in the vlog documenting the construction of Kathryn’s studio.
Kathryn’s boyfriend, actor Daniel Padilla, was one of Min’s collaborators on the secret project, along with the actress’ makeup artist and close friend John Valle.
"Supposed to be, ibibigay ko sana 'to sa last birthday niya. Kasi 25th birthday niya, hindi siya nakapag-enjoy kasi ito na naman, lockdown na naman. Kinausap ko si Daniel, sabi ko, 'DJ, meron akong isu-surprise sa kanya.’ Tulungan mo 'ko,’” shared Min.
“So alam ni DJ yung mga pinagagawa ko. Minsan pinupuntahan ni Daniel 'yun. Syempre hindi alam ni Kathryn,” she said.
According to Min, she wanted to build a studio for her daughter so she could have her own place for commercials, pictorials, and tapings for her new segment, “TGIS”, on her YouTube channel, “Everyday Kath”.
"'Yun ang naisip namin kasi napapansin namin especially dito sa Quezon City, kokonti ang studios dito. Nag-decide na 'ko na gawin 'to kasi para meron tayong place para sa mga small gatherings. So pwede na 'to sa kanyang commercials, sa pictorials, and most especially sa 'TGIS' niya,” she said.
"Last May 22, nag-decide na ako na ibigay ko na yung surprise na 'to kahit hindi pa ganun totally finished,” she continued. “Tinawagan ko 'yung glam team niya, yung mga kakuntsaba ko rito sa studio na 'to, kung papaano 'to mabubuo, and especially si DJ.”
Kathryn, in the video description of her vlog, said she couldn’t believe that she now has her own studio, as she thanked her mother for the sweet surprise.
"It's June already but turns out my birthday celebration isn't over yet! Thank you so much mama and to everyone who took part in this sweet surprise. I can't believe I finally have my very own studio!" she said.