- Vilma Santos-Recto reminisced why she chose to gave her son, Luis Manzano, the nickname “Lucky”
- Luis is the Star for all Seasons’ child with multi-awarded actor, Edu Manzano
- Vilma said that when she was still pregnant with Luis, she encountered financial difficulties and even her career suffered a slump
- When she gave birth, her luck changed and her career flourished once again, which is why she nicknamed her son, “Lucky”
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Vilma Santos-Recto reminisced once again on why she chose to give her son, Luis Manzano, the nickname, “Lucky.”
Luis is Vilma’s son with multi-awarded actor, Edu Manzano.
The Star for all Seasons made the revelation when she guested on the YouTube vlog of her daughter-in-law, Jessy Mendiola, the wife of Luis.
She revealed that back when she was still pregnant with Luis, money was hard to come by and that her career suffered a slump.
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“Ang nangyari was…noong time na nagkaroon ako ng problema financially…back to zero talaga, wala na akong pera, ipinagbubuntis ko s’ya nu’n,” Vilma told Jessy during their talk on her YouTube channel.
She said that she went literally back to zero, in financial terms. However, when she gave birth to Luis, her luck seemed to changed and her showbiz career flourished once again.
“When I was pregnant with him, I was literally back to zero financially. When I gave birth to him…Alam mo ’yong recovery ko sa showbiz? Parang mas minahal ako ng mga tao,” the Star for All Seasons said.
She further revealed some details when she delivered Luis.
"Nu’ng ipinanganak ko na si Lucky, April 21, 1981… So, April is fourth month, ’di ba? Plus two and one is seven. And then, nu’ng ipinanganak ko s’ya, ang birth weight n’ya ay 7.7 kilograms,” Vilma revealed.
She said that at that point, her luck in her career changed for the better, and she attributed this to Luis, hence the nickname, “Lucky.”
“Doon ko nakuha ’yong Box Office [award]. Doon ko nakuha ang mga best actress awards. Talagang naging very, very lucky s’ya sa buhay ko. I was able to recover. Kaya mula nu’n, sinabi ko talagang lucky s’ya sa buhay ko,” Vilma said.
Jessy Mendiola, is an actress, product endorser and model from the Philippines. She was one of the artists launched under Star Magic batch 15 by ABS-CBN. She went on to star as the lead role for the Filipino adaptation of the Mexican telenovela 'Maria Mercedes' which catapulted her into stardom. She is married to actor and television host, Luis Manzano.
Jessy also recently featured Enchong Dee in her latest mukbang video. While the two celebrity friends had their meal, the actor answered questions prepared by Jessy's staff. In the last part of the video, both Jessy and Enchong were asked if they had a showbiz personality with whom they don't get along.
It was previously reported that during their talk, Enchong also recalled how excited he was to play an unspecified role in the teleserye 'Dyesebel' which Jessy confirmed by saying that the two of them were supposed to be part of the fantasy series.