Atasha & Andres
Fraternal twins Atasha and Andres Muhlach have similar interests in sports, particularly basketball.
Atasha is also inclined toward the performance arts, having been part of the 2011 staging of the musical The Sound of Music at the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City. She played Brigitta von Trapp, the fifth in the seven children of the music-loving von Trapp family.
Lately, Atasha has been showing her gift for the visual arts, particularly painting. But she’s not quite sure yet if she’ll pursue the subject in college and make a career out of it. “I just wanna finish school first,” she told YES! “One step at a time, and see how things go. Whatever happens, happens.”
Her mom Charlene, who gets the credit for Atasha’s talent, is more excited for the artist-in-the- making to have an exhibit. “It’s always been, like, a dream pet project that, you know, we say, ‘If you’d want to do it in the future, why not?’ So I have kept her work through the years. So, it’s just there. If one day she decides, we’ll see. But it has to be her decision, not Mama’s decision.”
Like his sister, Andres would rather focus on his current academics than on future plans in basketball. He joined the Global Squad 2017 roster of Alexander Basketball Academy, a U.S.based organization that trains future basketball players and stars. But he admitted to YES! that he’s not setting his sights far in that field.
“Turning pro, I don’t think so,” he said. “Collegiate league in the States, maybe. But as of right now, I’m more focused on my studies. I focus more on collegiately academically than playing basketball in the States.”
Andres shows his sense of humor when asked how he compares playing basketball with acting in the Jollibee commercial.
“Miles apart,” he said. “Like basketball, I grew up, you know, like, loving it, knowing it. I learned everything about it. Acting is, like, growing up. I hadn’t really learned it that much. I had the experience, but I didn’t really act. You could say there is some acting in basketball if you take a flop. Hahaha! There is some sort of acting in basketball, but definitely I feel they’re way, way apart.”
The future heartthrob clammed up when asked about the attention he’s getting on social media and the comments that he’s better-looking than his father. “Hard to believe,” he muttered.
Aga butted in: “He looks better!”