Sunshine Dizon bares years of friendship with Iza Calzado in heartwarming message
MANILA, Philippines—Sunshine Dizon penned on Wednesday a heartwarming message to bride-to-be Iza Calzado, baring their long-standing friendship.
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I met Iza when were little girls. Tatay Lito directed or sometimes floor directed tv specials back then and if I remember it right Iza was also part of the cast or would sometimes just accompany Tatay. She wasn’t really into showbiz back then, Years later she made it big doing a shampoo commercial and started dabbling into acting. Her first teleserye was “KUNG MAWAWALA KA” were she played the villain along side me. Iza had so much potential. Perfect Face, Raw talent but back then she had so many issues about her weight that I think she forgot to look beyond it. But the network really saw something in her. I remember when she was doing her first solo starring show which was “Te Amo” one night she called me up crying because she felt out of place, unsure of what she’s doing, doubting herself and people closest to her knows how Izadora cries like a baby. I told her its ok, you’re going to be ok, also spoke with the late Inang Chris Adalia to reassure them that shes fine and its just the nerves getting her, fortunately they were patient with her and she proved them that she was worth it. Iza and i did a lot of shows together after that. We are the original love team, and i saw how she blossomed into the fine actor that she is today. We also went through a lot together. Happy, Crazy, Roller coaster of emotions and a lot of really just plain fun. Not everyone knows but we actually had a short falling out few years back but thankfully our bond as sisters surpassed it all. Iza knows she is more than a friend a to me, Iza is family. Ga now that you’re facing a new chapter believe me when i say that everything that happened in your life is GOD preparing you for this, for now. You have survived and surpassed so much and came out of it whole and a better person. You have blossomed gracefully. And with Ben by your side there is nothing you won’t accomplish and achieve. Always know that you will always have me as your sister, friend and cheer leader. Remember when I said that Ben could be your once in a life time guy? Im really glad you made the right choice 😉 Love you always ❤️ Soul sister #becomingmrswintleFEATURED STORIESENTERTAINMENT
In an Instagram post, Dizon recounted meeting Calzado when they were still little girls: “She wasn’t really into showbiz back then, years later she made it big doing a shampoo commercial and started dabbling into acting.”
Dizon shared how Calzado’s first teleserye was, “Kung Mawawala Ka,” where both of them played roles of villains.
Calzado “had so much potential,” Dizon wrote, “but back then she had so many issues about her weight that I think she forgot to look beyond it.”
Dizon narrated how Calzado called her crying during the latter’s first solo show “Te Amo” because “she felt out of place, unsure of what she’s doing, doubting herself.”
On her end, Dizon consoled Calzado by reassuring her “you’re going to be ok.”
“Iza and I did a lot of shows together after that. We are the original love team, and I saw how she blossomed into the fine actor that she is today,” Dizon said.
Not known to many, Dizon revealed their friendship had a “short falling out few years back, but thankfully our bond as sisters surpassed it all.”
“Iza knows she is more than a friend to me, Iza is family,” she said.
As Calzado is set to tie the knot with soon-to-be husband Ben Wintle, Dizon said: “With Ben by your side, there is nothing you won’t accomplish and achieve.”
Dizon concluded her message by reminding Calzado: “Always know that you will always have me as your sister, friend and cheer leader.”
Aside from “Kung Mawawala Ka,” Calzado and Dizon also worked together in GMA’s 2005 fantasy teleserye “Encantadia.” /jpv
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