… aka Danaya, Keeper of the Earth Gem
As Sanya walked in for our interview, I thought she was one of those statuesque beauty queens turned actresses. Her long, jet black locks, her slender frame, her catwalk-ready strut and that captivating, megawatt smile — I was intrigued. I didn’t know of Sanya prior to this meet so I was extremely curious about her even before the interview. While she’s not a beauty queen – having joined zero pageants yet, I found out she actually dreams of joining Bb. Pilipinas someday and maybe become the next Pia Wurtzbach. For now, she remains focused on Encantadia, her biggest showbiz break yet.
Sanya plays the keeper of the Earth Jewel in Encantadia. As its beholder, she can conjure earthquakes, communicate with plants and animals, shapeshift into any flora or fauna and heal herself. She’s also the youngest of the four sisters and has a fearless and headstrong personality with an unwavering sense of justice. I asked if she were anything like her character in real life. “Yes, actually and perfect nga ng character eh kasi malakas rin talaga loob ko in real life.” It’s like she was born to play strong-willed Danaya – the people around her keep saying.
“Water with lemon, please!”
What are three items you won’t leave your house without (apart from your phone)? My lemon water bottle, phone charger and earphones! Earphones talaga especially in between takes where there’s nothing to do. I also watch Encantadia replays on my phone which I listen to using my earphones.
Share your off-duty no-taping work look. Hindi talaga ako masyado nagm-makeup. Lip tint, powder and konting lashes – that’s it. With my lashes, I just curl them and apply very little mascara. I like the no-makeup makeup look talaga if walang taping kasi medyo makapal na makeup namin when in set. One thing is I never forget to put on moisturizer everyday. Moisturizer girl talaga ako!
Are you a pink or a red lipstick girl? My favorite now are dark nude or brown lipsticks. Like Kylie’s Dolce K lip kit! If I were to pick between red or pink though, I’d go with pink. Especially for no makeup days. For photo shoots, I love the look of dark red lipstick. Although yun nga, I reserve it for photo shoots lang or on rare occasions, date nights.
Are you Team Matte of Team Gloss? Matte! Sometimes lang talaga gloss, like if my lip tint is a bit glossy pero mostly matte lipsticks. I don’t think I own nga a lip gloss eh!
What’s your signature scent? I don’t have one! I change my scents every so often, eh. Paiba iba talaga! I don’t even have a favorite scent, I think. Right now, I’m using Victoria’s Secret Bombshell in Bloom which is sweet, very feminine yung scent.
What’s in her Bag
How do you remove all the gunk on your face at the end of the day? Every after taping, I remove my makeup right away using baby oil. Do you double cleanse? Yes, yes! I follow with my facial soap and water.
What’s your skin type? There are times that I’m oily pero mostly normal. Combination, I think… yah, combination!
What’s your skincare routine then? Power of moisturizer! After my facial wash, I sometimes put on lemon on my skin after. Not too much, siguro a few drops lang then I pat it on. It’s brightening kasi! Then I use my moisturizer before bed. I have a different one na I use at night, para talaga mas hydrated yung skin when I wake up. Especially since puyatan kami at work, I feel like I need deep nourishment at night before sleeping. Moisturizer talaga is my ultimate skincare product.
Any beauty advice? Drink WATER lang… with lemon! I feel like it detoxifies my body making me feel more healthy and energized. Especially if I’m really tired from work or in between shoots, I really feel refreshed! So yes, water with lemon. Yes, para akong endorser ng lemon water.
“Yes, may built-in removable cap pa yan! I love lemon water talaga, it’s very refreshing and energizing. Endorser lang?!”
Catch Sanaya as Danaya on Encantadia weeknights at 8PM!