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We now have names like Chris­tian

Bables and Joshua Gar­cia who, thus far, are one-hit won­ders. Cer­tainly, they trained hard and are deadly se­ri­ous about mak­ing it as ac­tors, but who would’ve thought they’d be cover ma­te­rial so soon? Af­ter all, YES! is not known for do­ing movie pro­mos or star buildups. YES! is more known for fea­tur­ing the talk of the town, the bona fide celebrity. So, if we fea­ture Joshua (who made it big in just one movie fes­ti­val by play­ing boynext-door Vince in Vince & Kath & James) and Chris­tian (who shot to fame via just one movie, Die Beau­ti­ful, play­ing loyal best friend Barbs), then we must be say­ing that th­ese two are now stars? Yes, that’s what we’re say­ing. Th­ese days, stars are made in the flash of an op­por­tune mo­ment or on the wings of one suc­cess­ful movie. Given the back­ing of a ma­jor tele­vi­sion net­work, th­ese one-hit won­ders can ac­tu­ally go on to be­come the next John Lloyd Cruz or the next Christo­pher de Leon. In­deed, stars move up very fast th­ese days. Which is why we try, as soon as we can, to catch up with them, to see them still un­coached and un­so­phis­ti­cated, and wish them the very best in this world they may one day rule, es­pe­cially when they’re pretty nice guys with real tal­ent, like Chris­tian and Joshua. •

JO- ANN Q. MAGLIPON WITH GRAND­CHILD IS­ABELLA JOSEFA

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