A young, beautiful friendship has bloomed among four talented tweens Darren Espanto, Ylona Garcia, AC Bonifacio, and Kyle Echarri!
Yesterday, May 23, on "Tonight with Boy Abunda," Darren shared the story of how their friendship started.
"It’s an unexpected po na friendship na nabuo sa aming apat [nina] Kyle, AC, Ylona Garcia, and then there’s me. It started po kasi after ng isang gig namin ni Kyle, I went over to his house and then it was almost his birthday din and then sabi niya kasi close din sila ni Ylona, [sabi niya], 'Do you want to invite Ylona?', ayun sabi ko, 'Yes, let’s go out.' And then we ate and after that when we went to Kyle’s place, sabi niya, 'Why don’t we invite AC na rin?'”
The four had an awesome bonding that night. Darren continued, "Then, after that, sobrang clingy na kami sa isa’t isa, as in parang gusto na po namin parati nang lumalabas."
Darren was from the first season of "The Voice Kids," while Kyle was from the season 2 of the same singing competition. Ylona is also a singer and was a former housemate of "Pinoy Big Brother," and AC was the other half of the dancing duo Lucky Aces -- the first winners of "Dance Kids".
These four, who have referred to their group as Potato Squad, have so much in common when it comes to talent so it's no wonder that they're tight for life! Because of that, we looked into their Instagram pages and saw how bonded they really are.
At the recent Katy Perry concert here in Manila, the Potato Squad attended together!
They were also with other talented young artists Heaven Peralejo, Elha Nympha, and Isabela Vinzon.
Also friends with the Potato Squad are The four are "FPJ's Ang Probinsiyano" young actor Awra Briguela and Now United member Bailey May.
In a post by Kyle last March, he said, "Not everyone will agree with the friendship for whatever reason and we respect that. But no one can dictate who we can be friends with for we choose to be happy and we find happiness in this friendship. #Friends #PotatoSquad."
The four are also often closely working together for prods in the musical variety show "ASAP". Look at these photos!
Can we go back to younger days and build a friendship like theirs?
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