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Andre and Mikee: Newest love team in town

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After being paired with Barbie Forteza and Yassi Pressman in past projects, Andre Paras lands in the arms of newcomer Mikee Quintos, at least for now and only on TV.

Andre Paras and Mikee Quintos (mb.com.ph)

Andre Paras and Mikee Quintos

The two are already in the cast of “Encantadia” but they will work together as onscreen partners for the first time on GMA’s interactive romantic-comedy series, “Usapang Real Love (URL) presents Perfect Fit.” Their episode sees Mikee play Ella, a cellphone repair girl who pretends to be another person to get close with her crush Eugene (played by Andre).

“I’m happy and excited,” Andre said in an interview. “We have good chemistry. Nakikita (niyo) naman (yun) kapag nasa ‘Encantadia’ kami. I know it’s going to be fun working with her kasi she’s super kulit din.”

Mikee is grateful for the opportunities she’s been getting.

“It’s a big challenge din for me to prove my worth,” she said.

The Architecture student at University of Sto. Tomas admits she is overwhelmed by her growing popularity.

“Sometimes nagugulat pa din ako. When I walk around school, meron nang nakakakilala. Sometimes ako na ’yung nahihiya kapag nagpapa-picture sila,” she said.

Staying wholesome

Some actors his age have gone on to do mature or sexy roles but not Andre who wants to continue entertaining young fans the wholesome way.

“Okay lang sa akin kahit ako na lang sa age level ko ang nag-e-entertain mga kids, ayos lang,” he said.

“I’m really happy na I’m among artists that kids 18 years old and below can look up to. At the same time ’yung mga parents na kumbaga ‘Si Andre pwede niyong tularan.’ Ang sarap ng feeling. I think I want to stick to that image for now. Pero someday I want to be an action star.”

“Usapang Real Love” airs Sundays on GMA-7. Also in the cast are Jay Arcilla, Arra San Agustin, Bern Persia, William Lorenzo and Mickey Ferriols. (With report from Jojo P. Panaligan)

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