Have you see the November issue of Preview magazine? Our talent Alden Richards is on the cover – together with Maine Mendoza, of course.

Why are they on the cover of Preview?

Why not?

They are the most popular people in the world right now (medyo exagg, but you know what I mean, right?).

This is the third time the magazine got someone from GMA Artist Center this year. The first was Janine Gutierrez, whose May cover was shot in Palawan. And then there is Julie Anne San Jose, whose August cover/issue came with a gorgeous music video that Preview produced.

And now there is Alden.

What’s challenging about the issue is that Alden and Maine couldn’t be shot together because back then, they never really got to see each other yet. We went back and forth with scheduling the shoot but it was easy for us after we locked in a date.

After his Eat Bulaga! episode that day, Alden proceeded to the Sulo Hotel for the shoot. We did the interview first with Leah Puyat, who if the founding editor of Preview, and then did the photo shoot. 

It was a breeze, actually. And fun, as usual. Everyone from Preview is such a joy to work with, from EIC Pauline and the always energetic Vince, who styled and art directed the shoot, to EAs Mau and Yanna, who was the body double of Maine. I admire how chill and professional she was during the whole time. As in. I mean if I were in her stylish shoes, I couldn’t help but die every time I held hands with or put my arm around Alden.

Sayang Alden couldn’t stay long. He sounded nasal and sick and was coughing a little so he didn’t join us for dinner anymore. Sayang coz the dinner was so fun with all the crazy and funny and interesting things we talked about.

Another sayang: I couldn’t stay long because of a meeting so I didn’t get to meet Maine. Can you believe I’ve never met Maine?

Well, sa tamang panahon, I guess.

Anyway, don’t forget to grab a copy of the November issue of Preview. 

Paolo Pineda’s photos are AMAZING. 

Thanks, Pauline, for mentioning me in the ed’s note. Thanks, Leah, for the great read – and including me in the story.