This 2014, televiewers have the option to watch two mermaid-themed shows on rival networks.
Anne Curtis stars in ABS-CBN's Dyesebel while Louise delos Reyes plays dual characters in GMA-7's Kambal Sirena.
Both stars have been working hard on preparing for their respective shows by taking up swimming lessons and scuba diving lessons.
(Read: Anne Curtis and Louise delos Reyes training for mermaid-themed shows)
In a previous press conference, Anne was asked how she will differentiate Dyesebel from her mermaid character that she portrayed in the fantaserye Dyosa.
Anne explained, "Yung sa Dyosa, tatlong characters si Josephine dun [referring to her previous character].
"Iba talaga ang all-time classic story ni Mars Ravelo and that's what we are doing.
"Excited ako because this is something that I've never done before."
In Dyosa, Anne's character is able to transform into a mermaid, a centaur and she can also grow wings to enable her to fly.
(Read: Anne Curtis fulfills childhood dream by playing mermaid in Dyosa)
How does she feel about competing against another mermaid-themed show from a rival network?
"It's okay, lahat naman may right na gumawa...Dati, ako nga gumawa ng Dyosa noon at dati may Marina naman [starring Claudine Barretto as the mermaid].
"Kanya-kanyang kuwento 'yan pero all-time classic ang Dyesebel."
Anne recently went to Coron, Palawan to shoot scenes with her leading men Sam Milby and Gerald Anderson.
A teaser plug of the Kapamilya Network dubbed "Masayang Muli ang Kwento Natin" gave a glimpse of Anne in a blue serpentine gown.
Last January, Anne was shown in teasers of Dyesebel as having an orange tail.
However, in the February 11 teaser released by ABS-CBN, Anne's Dyesebel is shown with a pink tail.
The actress who previously portrayed Dyesebel on television, Marian Rivera, had an orange tail when the telefantasya aired in 2008.
PEPsters, what do you think of the new look of Dyesebel? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
KAMBAL SIRENA. The Kapuso Network is eyeing March 10 as the tentative date of airing for Kambal Sirena.
Louise delos Reyes is paired with Aljur Abrenica in this telefantasya.
The 20-year-old actress will portray twins named Alona and Perlas in this show.
In her recent pictorial, Louise is photographed with a blue tail with pink accents.
From Facebook page of Kambal Sirena
How does she feel about competing against another mermaid-themed show on television?
“Siguro po may kaba at confidence. May kaba ako kasi siyempre, ang itinatapat sa amin, Anne Curtis," said Louise in an interview with PEP.ph reporter Rose Garcia.
"Siyempre, Anne Curtis na yun. Ngayon nga, nominated pa sa Nickelodeon. So, parang siya na yun. Ang parte ko na lang siguro, gagawin ko na lang ang best ko.
“Ibubuhos ko na lang which is, palagi ko namang ginagawa, palagi ko namang ibinubuhos ang lahat. Na wala akong regret, na hindi ko ginawa at hindi ko inilaban itong show na ‘to at ayoko rin na pagsisihan ng mother network ko na ibinigay nila sa akin ang ganito kalaking project."
To prepare for her role as a half-human, half-fish character, Louise said that she already completed her lessons, making her a certified scuba diver.
"[May] confidence na rin ako in a way kasi, nag-undergo ako ng isang mahusay na training sa swimming, scubadiving. Actually po ngayon, diver na po akong talaga, as in professional diver.”
PEPsters, what can you say about the looks of the lead stars of Dyesebel and Kambal Sirena? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.