Reel- and real-life sweethearts Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla were declared as YES! Magazine’s Most Beautiful.
Known by their uni-name KathNiel, Kathryn and Daniel were thrilled to be on the cover of YES! 100 Most Beautiful Stars of 2017 for the first time as a tandem.
Note that it’s the second time for Kathryn to be on the cover as she was chosen as YES! Most Beautiful alongside her Mara Clara co-star Julia Montes back in 2013.
Thrilled by YES!’s special recognition, Kathryn said, “Akala ko nga hindi cover ’to. Akala ko, kasi nga, once ka lang puwede.
“And I’m very thankful, kasi ngayon, I’m sharing this cover with DJ, and ’yon, malaking bagay.
“So, I’m thankful sa YES! talaga.”
KATHNIEL ON AND OFF-CAM. Kathryn and Daniel worked together in eight movies, five TV series, and other projects over the past six years.
With the box-office movie Can’t Help Falling In Love and top-rating primetime teleserye La Luna Sangre under their belt for 2017 alone, the power duo have shown that they remain among the hottest team-ups in showbiz.
It doesn’t hurt that they are as real as they can get, whether on or off-cam.
Short of saying that they are in a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship, Daniel said of Kathryn in YES! interview, “Kitang-kita naman na. Parang ano pa ba’ng kailangang sabihin?
“Wala na. Hindi na kailangang magsalita pa. Masyado nang klaro ’yong mensahe na ipinaparating namin.”
Kathryn explained that not putting a label into her relationship with Daniel was their way of preserving their private lives.
“Kasi public figures kami, so parang lahat naman, alam na ng tao.
“Very private ako na tao, so may mga bagay na ayokong ibigay lahat ng details. Ayoko na i-explain.
“Basta bahala na kung ano’ng isipin, pero ’yon ang importante sa akin.”
KILIG FEELS. They may have encountered their fair share of trials over the years, but Daniel assured that he and Kathryn bring out lots of kilig from each other.
“Paano ko siya pakiligin? Inaasar ko lang siya. Bina-bad- trip ko lang siya,” Daniel laughingly admitted.
“Gano’n ang kulitan namin, bad-tripan lang kami nang bad-tripan. Para may something lang lagi.”
Kathryn, for her part, agreed that she totally appreciates Daniel’s love language.
“Alam namin ’yong timpla ng isa’t isa.
“Magkaibang-magkaiba kami ni DJ off-cam, pero pag magkasama kami, nagbe-blend pa rin kami.”
Talking about her and Daniel’s enviable chemistry, she added, “Siguro yun yung pinaka-secret dun—huwag kang magtago sa mga tao.
“Kasi, kung ano ’yong nakikita nila sa camera, gano’n din kami kakulit off-cam.”
FIRST-TIMERS & OLD-TIMERS. First time to be featured in YES! Magazine's annual edition of 100 Most Beautiful Stars are showbiz newbies Gil Cuerva, Loisa Andalio, Mika dela Cruz, and Ivan Dorschner.
Other first-timers who were named in the Wow Factor! category included Joshua Garcia, Sanya Lopez, Christian Bables, and JC Santos.
Interestingly, some of the country's biggest stars stood out with their very own title in the magazine: In A League of His Own Vice Ganda, Comic Genius Michael V., Queen Mother Karla Estrada, Unbreakable Kris Aquino, TV King Coco Martin, Music Hero Ogie Alcasid, and Idol Tirso Cruz III.
Philippine showbiz's hottest love teams Alden Richards-Maine Mendoza, Liza Soberano-Enrique Gil, and James Reid-Nadine Lustre headlined the Fan Mania category.
Grab a copy of YES! Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful Stars for the complete list of celebrities who were named as prized stars, network bets, creative souls, wonder kids, and smash teamups.