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Maja Salvador Gets Kilig

Maja shares her happy songs, what makes her kilig, and more.
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FAST FACTS

Full Name: Maja Ross Andres Salvador
Nicknames: Majang, Maj, Ross
Birthday: October 5, 1988
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Hometown: Aparri, Cagayan
Celebrity Crushes: Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom
Where you've seen her: It Might Be You, Spirits, Sa Piling Mo, Love Spell, ASAP, Sukob, First Day High
Fave Romantic Movie: The Notebook
Fave Fictional Couple: Ross and Rachel from FRIENDS 
What makes me kilig: Flowers, guys who can sing, and Candy Cuties!
Songs that make me happy: "Mr Disco" (hahaha!), love songs, Andrew E songs (trip-trip lang)

What was your most memorable show? It Might Be You was very memorable because that's where I experienced all my acting firsts. Spirits was also fun because most of the cast members were my age and we were able to go to a lot of places around the Philippines.  

How do you feel about being hailed one of the most promising young actresses in the industry? Nakakatakot! I feel pressured because people expect a lot from me. That's why I really take my work seriously—kung ano man 'yung dumating, pinapahalagahan ko

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What's the greatest lesson you've learned from being in showbiz? I learned to be a more mature person. I also realized the importance of family. Dito ko napatunayan na 'pag may problema ka, wala kang ibang tatakbuhan kung hindi pamilya mo.  

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What are your tips for young girls who want to get into the biz?

  1. Take care of your image and give importance to every job you get.
  2. Always thank God for the blessings He gives you.
  3. Stay humble. Don't forget the people who helped you get where you are.
  4. Improve your skills by taking acting workshops.
  5. Deliver your lines well. Imagine that what you are acting out is real so that the viewers can feel the emotions you are trying to convey in the scene. 

What do you like to do during your free time? I usually go to the mall or watch a movie with my siblings. Sometimes, I just stay home and go online or use the Magic Sing! When I'm not working, I make sure I have time for my family.  

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What are your top three New Year's resolutions? Sabi ng ate ko 'wag na daw ako magpuyat. Ever since I got my laptop, I've been sleeping late 'cause I'm addicted to the Internet! Second, I want to go to mass every Sunday. The past years, I had to work most Sundays so I wasn't able to go to mass regularly but this year I'll really try! Third, I'll take my voice lessons more seriously. I want to be a better singer.  

LOVE ON AIR 

Maja dishes about her different love teams!

Jason Abalos (Love Spell, Maalaala Mo Kaya)

"Si Jason ang pinakamabait sa lahat. We're both from the province that's why we get along so well—lahat napag-uusapan namin. He's very understanding and he really gives importance to his family."

John Wayne Sace (Spirits, Sa Piling Mo)

"Si Jawe, sobrang mapagmahal na tao. I really admire him as an actor. Siguro kaya rin ako gumaling dahil sa kanya. He shows great emotion when he's acting. His eyes are very expressive."

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Rayver Cruz (Spirits)

"Maalaga si Rayver sa mga ka-love team niya. He really gives importance to whoever his partner is. I didn't get to know him too well though kasi hanggang kulitan lang kami!"

John Prats (It Might Be You)

"Before I became an actress, I'd always dreamed of meeting John Prats and working with him—and it came true! He's such a great dancer and he's so fun to be with. I really enjoyed being with him kasi palagi lang kami nagtatawanan."
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