The Exceptional Gift

The holidays are upon us. It’s that time of the year again when gigantic lanterns light up EDSA, and cheery decors liven up every corner. It is when everyone is busy fulfilling their Christmas shopping lists and spreading holiday cheer. And with the abundance of deals and treats, now is the perfect time to go shopping for new gadgets, and then some.

With its awesome specifications and stunning design, the Vivo V11 is the exceptional gift you could give a loved one.


In science, stars are formed through the fusion of interstellar gas and dust in the galaxies, but for Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber, it’s as if they were both born to be the brightest celestial bodies in the universe.

The phenomenal tandem had their humble beginnings as teen housemates in the hit reality show Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky Season 7. It was a wish come true for the OFW daughter, Maymay Entrata, who regularly turns up at Kapamilya show auditions. The then Mindanao University of Science and Technology scholar joined the show to help with her family’s finances; a bold sacrifice for someone her age. With her sense of humor and unwavering love for her family, the miss wacky-go-lucky of Cagayan De Oro was able to capture the hearts of the audience, ultimately earning her the Big Winner title.

Edward Barber is a charming half-German-half-Filipino who didn’t have any intention of entering showbizness. Just like any ordinary teenager, his life prior to joining PBB revolved around school and friends. Things turned around, when the bashful teen decided to audition in the Philippines for a chance to meet his ultimate celebrity crush, Liza Soberano. Gaining friends inside the house and a massive following on the outside world were inevitable with his good looks. But the cheerful charmer is more than just an angelic face. Known for his exemplary leadership and outgoing personality, the pretty boy-next-door became the season’s 4th Big Placer.

Having a fair share of tears and laughter inside the house, the two have built a strong chemistry that is hard to break. They have been continuously rising to the top, appearing on TV shows left and right. The pair also starred in their first ever romantic comedy movie in Loving in Tandem (2017), and is part of 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival entry Fantastica: The Princesses, The Prince, and The Perya.

For MayWard, there’s nowhere to go but up. Apart from establishing a foundation with Edward’s sister, Laura, the duo are now one of the most-sought after endorsers for top international brands including Bench, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Ariel, and Vivo, and it’s not hard to see why.

Also published in GADGETS MAGAZINE November 2018 Issue.

Words by Jewel Sta. Ana

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