I first fell in love with Joshua Garcia last December. It was when I watched him in the film Vince & Kath & James, one of the entries at last year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). It was the first time I watched all competing entries, and I loved them all in their own way, but it was VKJ that stuck with me and became my favorite film at the festival.
The story was old (see my review here), but it was given a new lease on life because of Garcia’s great acting and believable chemistry with his partner, Julia Barretto. I watched VKJ twice and laughed, cried, and fell in love. In both screenings, girls were literally swooning – myself included – when Garcia delivered his lines and stared at Barretto in that way.
I became a teenage girl and stalked Garcia on every social media platform possible. I eventually got tired and went on with my life. Until I got to meet him.
I got to meet him when Jollibee announced that both Garcia and Barretto are the brand’s newest Yumbassadors. Together, they starred in a commercial inspired by an ’80s ad.