MANILA—They shared a home during their 2016 "Pinoy Big Brother" stint, but it wasn't until they exited the famous yellow house that Jinri Park and Elisse Joson "unexpectedly" formed a closer relationship.
Park and Joson, part of the "Lucky Season 7" edition of the ABS-CBN reality show, appear to have welcomed the new year on the beach — photos of which they shared on Instagram.
In the caption of a photo of them together, Park addressed Joson, saying: "Not everyday you come across someone you can share your thoughts, feelings and stories with comfortably. Never did I expect us to get along nor become friends in the beginning.
"Now look at us, after a year we still remain close friends. You are such a strong person and I know this year you will become stronger. To more travels together this year."
"I love you and Tita Barbie so so much," Park added, referring to Joson's mother. "Don't be afraid to show who you really are and shine @elissejosonn"
Joson shared several photos of her bonding with Park, tagging the location as "The Beach at Gun Beach," apparently in Guam. "First trip with this girl," she captioned another of their duo photos.
Park, a South Korean-Filipino model, was among the celebrity housemates of "Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky Season 7," as was Joson, who has been acting on television as early as 2013.