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This Week on 'We Rise Together': Angeline Quinto, KZ Tandingan, TJ Monterde + more!

Did you know that Melizza Jimenez and Maika Rivera are actually siblings?

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8/28/2021 in News
This Week on 'We Rise Together': Angeline Quinto, KZ Tandingan, TJ Monterde + more!

Two gorgeous sisters, a talented singer and actress, and a well-loved couple joined this week's episodes of "We Rise Together"!

For the first time, sisters Melizza Jimenez and Maika Rivera joined the August 23 episode together to share more of their life off-cam as siblings, which most of their fans probably do not know yet.

According to Maika, their shot to stardom started when they both auditioned for “Pinoy Big Brother.” However, they didn’t weren’t lucky enough to be chosen and were made to audition for Star Magic then.

It was in Star Magic where they finally got their chance, and were made to use screen names to distinguish them from being sisters.

“When we were very young, we were compared a lot. We didn't appreciate that as sisters so we helped each other. The managers, Madam Charo (Santos), and all of them were super supportive with that,” Maika revealed.

Melizza also explained, “Kasi sa industry 'di ba po 'pag magkapatid usually naco-compare ganun. So they decided for our benefit na i-change muna, hindi kami i-launch together or like na magkapatid. Sila rin po namili ng names namin.”

“For the longest time, we were kinda hiding it and not really showing it. But now, slowly na nangyayari 'to,” Maika added.

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Angeline Quinto is marking her 10th anniversary in the industry with a special concert series titled “10Q: Ten Years of Angeline Quinto.” In the August 25 episode, the OPM singer shared what makes her virtual concert special among the ones she has staged before.

“Isa ito sa pinakakakaiba talaga kasi concert series 'yung gagawin namin. 10Q siya, so meron akong 10 shows na gagawin sa Metropolitan Theater. At bawat isang show na gagawin ko, may isang napaka-espesyal na tao ako na magiging guest, na siya 'yung magiging ka-collab ko sa show na 'yun,” Angeline shared.

Among her special guests are Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez, the Unkabogable Star Vice Ganda, and the Asia’s Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan.

“Itong mga napili namin at na-invite makasama at maging bahagi nitong 10Q, talagang lahat 'yan ay malalapit sa puso ko talaga,” she added.

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It's been a year since KZ Tandingan and TJ Monterde's intimate wedding happened, and the couple couldn't be happier since. In the August 27 episode, the two opened up about their first year of marriage, which so far has been filled with bliss.

"Masaya," KZ described. "Despite the challenges na pinagdaanan nitong nakaraang taon, masaya ako na nand'yan siya sa tabi ko. I get to wake up next to him every morning knowing na kung ano man 'yung mga bagay na darating sa'min, kakayanin namin kasi magkasama kami."

The same goes for TJ, who has been very grateful for the presence of his wife.

"Very happy. We're very happy that we decided to get married kahit medyo iba 'yung circumstances natin ngayon, but parang na-prove namin na it's one of the best decisions that we made to pursue the marriage kahit na nasa gitna ng pandemic. I don't know kung paano ko masu-survive 'yung pandemic na 'to kung hindi kami kinasal, kung hindi kami nasa iisang bahay," he said.

Watch the full episode here:

Catch your favorite Rise artists and their celebrity guests on "We Rise Together" every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 12 noon on Rise Artists Studio and Star Cinema's Facebook pages.

You can also watch full episodes on Rise Artists Studio's Youtube channel!

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