Tears, laughter as Maymay shares life story on 'MMK'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 26 2017 12:34 AM | Updated as of Mar 26 2017 01:03 AM

 

Those who followed "Pinoy Big Brother Lucky 7" big winner Maymay Entrata's journey inside the famous yellow house already know about her past, but it did not stop them from watching her reenact her life on "Maalaala Mo Kaya."

It was established early on in the story that Maymay's life was filled with rejection — from her paternal grandmother refusing to recognize her to her father leaving them behind. Her mother, who works in Japan, eventually left her and her brother in the care of their grandfather, Papa Joe (Dante Rivero), after she decided to marry her Japanese boyfriend.

Life with Papa Joe and her cousins brought laughter and joy to Maymay's life. Despite living far from her mother, her grandfather's constant encouragement kept Maymay hopeful that she would one day be able to achieve her dream of being an actress.

After being rejected several times, Maymay almost did not audition for the latest season of "PBB." Fate, however, had a different plan for her.

Just when everything was going well, Papa Joe died while Maymay was inside the "PBB" house, breaking his granddaughter's heart.

The hashtag, #MMKMaymay, started trending hours before the episode. It became the top trending topic just minutes after the episode started airing.

Fans lauded Maymay for her acting, and also shared snippets of wisdom and inspiration they got from Maymay and Papa Joe.

A fan also posted a video of Maymay's Instagram post of her watching the episode.