Shaina Magdayao says it’s okay if John Prats is gaining weight
By: Napoleon Quintos   From: ABS-CBN website
[June 19, 2009]

Former child star Shaina Magdayao has definitely grown into a beautiful and sexy young lady. She even recently posed for the cover of Metro Magazine in a swimsuit. But on the other hand, some people are noticing that her boyfriend John Prats looks like he’s gaining weight. At the press conference of her upcoming film Villa Estrella, Shaina just laughed upon hearing reporters say that John looks ‘round’ on TV. “Malakas kasi siguro siya kumain (laughs). Siguro masaya lang siya sa mga nangyayari sa career niya,” the young actress said.

Shaina added that she also gains weight during the most hectic times of her career because she would spend a lot of time hanging around the set of her shows. The staff and crew often while away their time on tapings eating. “Ako kasi kapag may work doon ako tumataba. Kapag nasa bahay lang kasi ako gumigising ako ng mga 11 AM so ang kakainin ko na is brunch, isang meal na ‘yun. Pero kapag nasa taping ako pagdating ko sa set ng 7 AM kakain ako ng breakfast. Pagkatapos nun may lunch, dinner, at may midnight snacks pa.”

The Kambal Sa Uma actress said that John is also being encouraged by some of his friends to hit the gym, but he barely has the time to do so as he is busy taping Precious Hearts Romances presents Bud Brothers and Banana Split. “Okay lang naman sa akin. Natatawa lang ako. Although may mga nagsasabi sa kanya at sa akin na magpapayat daw siya kasi nga tumataba daw siya. Pero kasi wala siya masyadong time to work out kasi nga sobrang busy niya sa taping, may Precious Hearts siya.”

Shaina and John have known each other since they were kids as both of them started in the business as child stars. However, the two have just recently admitted that they have become close and started dating. When asked about the status of their relationship, Shaina would rather keep the details of this privately. “Hindi naman sa ayaw umamin o may inaalagaan. It’s just me. Siguro kasi I’m just a private person. Nakikita niyo naman kung ano kami so kayo na ang mag-judge.” Given their busy schedules, Shaina said that she and John barely have the time to go out on dates. Nevertheless, they see to it that they talk on the phone everyday. “Hindi ko na nga masyadong nakikita ‘yung family ko, siya pa? Sa ASAP na lang kami nagkikita. We always talk naman everyday. Importante talaga na may communication.”