Before joining showbiz, the two Encantadia Sang'gres were beauty pageant regulars.
Sanya Lopez, aka Danaya, had a runner-up finish in Reyna ng Bulacan (2013) and Reyna ng Aliwan (2014).
The 5'6" beauty recounted, "Sa umpisa, talagang kabang-kaba ako, pero once na nananalo ka na, doon mo mafi-feel na ang sarap palang manalo.
"Ang sarap palang sumali sa pageant."
Gabbi Garcia, aka Alena, was crowned Little Miss Solane in 2014.
"Before ako mag-enter ng showbiz, kontesera akong bata.
"As in lahat yata ng beauty pageants, lalo na talent contests, ay sinalihan ko.
"So, iyon yung preparation ko bago ako naging artista,” said Gabbi, who also stands 5'6".
Do they have plans of joining Binibining Pilipinas or Miss World Philippines?
Gabbi answered quickly enough, “Childhood dream ko siya ever since. Pero hindi ko pa masabi ngayon. We'll cross the bridge when we get there."
For Sanya's part, "Pangarap ko ang sumali sa isang national beauty contest tulad ng Binibining Pilipinas.
"Bahala na po kung kelan ako makakasali."
Meanwhile, even Mikee Quintos, who's playing Lira, the daughter of Amihan and Ybrahim, is also a beauty queen.
The 21-year-old newbie is the reigning Miss Architecture at the University of Santos Tomas.
Mikee recounted how she fared in the question-and-answer portion.
The question was: "Ano ang masasabi mo sa mga nababastos dahil sa kanilang pananamit?"
Her reply: "What we do, we do it for ourselves not for anybody else. Kung magbibihis kami or magpapaganda kami, this is to make ourselves happy, not to please anyone.
"So, it's never an excuse na dahil sa suot or sa hitsura ng babae ay puwede mo silang bastusin."