MANILA - "I still can't believe that we're here now."
These were the words of young star Kathryn Bernardo after accepting the Best Foreign Actress award at the 2015 Face of the Year Awards held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Friday evening.
The 19-year-old Bernardo was recognized for her role as Chichay in hit Kapamilya series "Got To Believe" alongside Daniel Padilla, who was named Best Foreign Actor. The winners were based on public votes.
"Thank you for this opportunity. And to all our supporters here in Vietnam, thank you so much for loving our characters, Joaquin and Chichay, and for loving the show 'Got To Believe.' We love you!" added Bernardo.
According to ABS-CBN, the Star Creatives-produced series proved to be a hit with Vietnamese viewers as it posted strong primetime ratings during its run last year.
In previous years, other Filipino actors who also bagged major awards in the competition include Kapamilya stars Richard Yap and Jodi Sta. Maria for their roles in "Be Careful with My Heart."