More than just finding new love, the story of Pastillas Girl that the madlang people witness every day in “It’s Showtime” is about a woman hoping to have another chance at life.
Just like any other woman who is in pain, Pastillas Girl, whose real name is Angelica Yap, only wants to pick up the pieces and believe in love once again.
Before laying out her life on national television, she shot to online fame after she posted a video of her describing the process of making pastillas while dropping some “hugot” lines, with angst and spunk that could only be the result of a real heartbreak.
After voluntarily asking for love advice from Madam Bertud in the “Advice Ganda” segment of “It’s Showtime,” she little by little shared her story with the madlang people, who saw her as a relatable character whose painful experiences mirrored their own. And in opening her heart to the public, she piqued the interest of three men – one from the studio audience and two from Twitter – who wanted get to know her better and help her ease her heartache.
Pastillas Girl’s story took an unexpected turn when her ex-boyfriend, Enzo, bravely faced her last Saturday (Sep 19) to apologize for breaking her heart, answer all the questions about their breakup, and formally get closure from their failed relationship.
“Pasensya ka na rin. Hindi ko naman intensyon na kumalat ang video. Hindi ko intensyon na mag-viral. Hindi ko plinano na andito ako ngayon. Tandaan mo na sa mga nangyari sa atin, wala akong pinagsisisihan,” said an emotional Pastillas Girl during her trending confrontation with Enzo.
While she has gained fans and admirers for being true to her feelings, she has also had to endure messages from bashers.
“Totoong tao ako. Hindi po ako artista, Bago po ito lahat sa akin. Sana kilalanin niyo muna ako bago niyo ako i-judge. Lahat ng tanong niyo kaya kong sagutin, binuksan ko po yung buhay ko para po dito,” she said in an episode last Sept 17.
On social media, netizens constantly tweet about how they can relate to her experiences via the segment’s interactive live tweet component.
“Halos pareho yung nangyari sa akin. I can relate to her feelings. I wanna hug her,” said @dina_terbio.
“Meron din ako. Habang kami e may iba na siya … kababata ko pa. Kaya relate ako kay #PastillasGirl,” @iamjiroh tweeted.
“Ba’t ba sobra akong naapektuhan dun sa pagkikita ni Pastillas Girl at yung ex niya? Super relate kasi ako noon one year ago,” @ellasogorg shared.
What’s next in Pastillas Girl’s journey to finding her Mr. Pastillas?
Meanwhile, “It’s Showtime’s” most awaited sixth anniversary kick off show dubbed as “It’s Showtime Kapamilya Day: The ANIMversary Kick Off” is happening this Saturday (Sep 26).
Joining this grand celebration are loveteams KathNiel, JaDine, LizQuen and KimXi, Kapamilya Gold and Primetime Bida stars, “The Voice Kids” finalists, “PBB 737” Teen Big Four, the cast of “Etiquette for Mistresses” and Primetime King Coco Martin.
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