Sofia Andres’ #UAAPCDC2015 hosting: The postmortem

Barry Viloria on Oct 04, 2015 01:02 PM
Sofia Andres’ #UAAPCDC2015 hosting: The postmortem
For a (pretty and determined) first timer… forgiven. (Photo by Vyn Radovan)

It’s been an obvious pattern in recent years—big events such as the #UAAPCDC2015 usually call for a pretty face as co-host to veteran host Boom Gonzales. Megan Young, Jessy Mendiola, Alex Gonzaga, all oozing with distracting charm and beauty—they’ve all set foot at the Arena (or Araneta) to the meticulous viewers’ delight.

Or, sometimes, derision.

Boom’s partner yesterday, rising star Sofia Andres, 17, had the right to be all jittery. It was her first time to host a grand event like the UAAP Cheerdance Competition Immediately after her stint followed by some photo-op with fans on the mat, she brisk walked her way to her dressing room along with her entourage.

“Grabe! I don’t wanna open my Twitter!” Sofia revealed later, still all smiles but looking overwhelmed.

“Nakakakaba! Sobra, kasi I’m a first timer. ‘Tapos ganun kadami yung crowd and it’s really a big event!”

Fans of the annual cheerdance showdown got critical watching her on TV. While many loved seeing the actress, the more meticulous ones also did some nitpicking—and it was all on Twitter.

“Yung expectations ang laki-laki. At least, ni-try ko pa din,” she explained.

Sofia said the live audience she usually hosts to on Sunday afternoon show ASAP is incomparable to the UAAP crowd. The school spirit, she said, was intense.

“Lahat gusto manood dito. So, I’m very honored.”

It also helped that Boom assisted her on the job.

“Niga-guide nya ko kasi wala talaga akong naririnig. Ang hirap kasi nagloloko yung earplug. So, all of the people are like, ‘What’s happening to Sofia. Is she bangag?’” she laughed.

Did the UAAP stint add to her confidence so that she can host more in the future?

“Pag-iisipan ko,” she said. “Wala pa talaga akong workshop sa hosting.”

Whether or not she’ll push through with hosting, Sofia—whom you’ve seen on primetime dramas like Forevermore and Princess and I—revealed about her plans of taking up something related to communication once she’s in college. Say, Multimedia Arts at DLS-CSB.


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