MANILA – Enrique Gil shared the backstory of the designer bag which he gave Liza Soberano for her birthday that literally made the actress cry.
According to Gil, he saw Soberano checking out a particular Chanel purse during their recent trip to New York.
“Mahilig kasi siya kila Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner. Nakita ko sa cellphone niya 'yung picture na tinitignan niya. When we went to New York, nakita niya 'yung Chanel store tapos tinitignan niya 'yung bag pero hindi niya magamit kasi maxed out na 'yung card niya. Sabi niya huwag na lang, next time na lang,” Gil recalled.
Since Soberano was not able to buy the bag at that time, Gil thought of just getting it for the actress’s birthday.
“Mahirap hanapin 'yung bag na 'yun. Hindi ko alam, 'yung mga babae pala sobrang hirap hanapin 'yung bag na sobrang hirap hanapin,” he said repeatedly.
But Gil’s effort paid off when he saw Soberano’s initial reaction upon seeing his gift.
“Niloko ko lang. Sinabi ko 'yung isang brand ng bag na ayaw na ayaw niya. Sabi ko, ‘Ayaw mo ba 'yon? Iyon pa naman ang binili ko.’ Pina-deliver ko from Italy, nasa malaking box pa. Umiyak siya. Akala ko tumatawa, umiiyak na pala,” he said.
In an Instagram post one day before her actual birthday, Soberano said she has been wanting to buy the bag but it was “nearly impossible to find one with the specifications I wanted.”
“But this man conquered the impossible and got it for me,” she wrote.