Kapamilya love teams MayWard (left) and DonKiss at the ABS-CBN Ball.
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New Nora and Vilma? Kisses Delavin on ‘rivalry’ with Maymay Entrata 
Maridol Ronoa-Bismark (Philstar.com) - March 7, 2019 - 5:51pm

MANILA, Philippines — If she and fellow Kapamilya star Maymay Entrata were to have a dream project, Kisses Delavin would pick a light one based on a story of friendship.  

That is how strongly Kisses feels for her fellow teen star, whom fans want to pity against her on social media.

“I want a story about superpowers, like the Powerpuff Girls,” Kisses said at the recent media conference livestreaming company iWant called for its ongoing three-part series, “Touch Screen.”

Kisses’ imagination goes on overdrive. Maymay, she said, will be Lastikman (a comics character with the power to assume any shape he wants). Kisses, meanwhile, will be happily playing a Powerpuff girl whose powers complement Lastikman’s.

This willingness to adjust to Maymay’s character shows just how deep the friendship between the two young stars has grown.

It proves that popularity has failed to get the better of Kisses, who plays Velma in iWant’s “Ang Alamat ng Ano” (along with Maymay’s Nura).

“Showbiz is temporary,” Kisses explained.  “Stars come and go. The friendship that stays is more important.”

Thus, the two friends can wrestle in the mud for as long as the director wants, or pull each other’s hair to show rivalry on cam as Nura and Velma. But Kisses and Maymay will do their best to turn their faces away from the camera because they are laughing while shooting the “fight” scene.

It is easy to extend this rivalry off-cam. Someone pointed out that Maymay’s “morena” skin mimics Nora’s. Kisses’ round-shaped face is similar to that of Vilma’s. The similarity can fan the flames of rivalry that has made showbiz doubly exciting through the years.

While admitting that the situation is unfair, Kisses understands that rivalry translates to higher social media views. But, like Vilma who calls Nora “kumare,” Kisses will not let this ruin her friendship with Maymay.

“You can’t avoid comparisons,” Kisses noted. 

Hence, she offered a piece of advice to fellow actresses pitted against each other, on screen, and off: “Don’t let it affect you. For all you know, the girl being compared to you is also being compared to someone else.”

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