Jolina Magdangal recalls asking herself during the '90s: "Gusto ko pa ba maging Gimik cast?"

IMAGE Gimik (Screengrab from Magandang Buhay)

(L-R) Judy Ann Santos, Mylene Dizon, and Jolina Magdangal were cast members of the '90s youth-oriented program Gimik. This was the show where their friendship bloomed.

Showbiz aficionados have always known that Jolina Magdangal, Mylene Dizon, and Judy Ann Santos are very good friends.

For the uninitiated, their friendship began when they worked together in the ABS-CBN youth-oriented series Gimik, which aired from 1996 to 1999.

The three girls have remained close until this day and they branded themselves as "Witches."

Did you know that Jolina and Mylene actually had an "encounter" in the past before they became friends?

Jolina revealed this during the November 5 episode of Magandang Buhay.

The episode served as part of Jolina's birthday celebration, and Judy Ann was invited as special guest.

Together they remembered what happened on the set of Gimik.

Jolina recalled, "Tulad nang napagtripan ako ni Mylene, kakapasok ko lang ng Gimik, kumakain kami ng sabay."

"Sabi niya [Mylene] sa akin, 'Wala kang friend?' Sabi sa aking ganun.

"So ako talaga, natakot ako sa kanya! Natakot ako noong una!"

Apparently, it was just Mylene's way of welcoming her and making friends.


"Pero yun pala, parang ano niya lang yun, parang panimula lang niya yun na nambubully lang talaga siya."

Judy Ann added, "Medyo boyish kasi yung dating niya, e. 'Tapos ganun lang talaga siya."

Magandang Buhay hosts Melai Cantiveros and Karla Estrada then asked Jolina how she answered Mylene.

Judy Ann answered for her, "Wala, wala siyang nasagot."

The situation even got Jolina thinking: "Gusto ko pa ba maging Gimik cast?"

Along the way, Jolina's fears disappeared when they already bonded on the set, along with other Gimik girls G. Toengi, Kaye Abad, and Andrea Blaesi.

Jolina said, "After nun, yung bonding sa kwarto kapag nagme-makeup, yung pag namimili si Juday ng make up na ang dami-dami!"

Judy Ann recalled, "Ako pinaka matagal mag-makeup kasi wala pa namang mga glam team noon, e, wala pa namang mga stylist.

"Ako yung unang magme-makeup kasi alam ko, matagal ako mag-makeup.

"Tapos sabay sabay na sila magme-makeup, si G, si My, si Jolina, si Kaye at saka si Andrea.


"Tapos na silang lahat, nasa set na silang lahat, ako na lang hinihintay.

"Paglabas ko, parang wala akong makeup! Hindi kasi ako marunong mag-makeup!"

When Gimik ended its run in 1999, Judy Ann, Jolina, and Mylene continued leaving their own marks in the entertainment industry.

Judy Ann became a dramatic actress.

Jolina transferred to GMA-7 and top-billed several shows, including her hosting stints.

Mylene became a household kontrabida in ABS-CBN and GMA teleseryes.


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