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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Repost: JaDine Featured in Teen Vogue

Image courtesy of www.teenvogue.com


What if Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth starred in every single movie together?

What if Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber only released duets with one another — while simultaneously maintaining a very public relationship?

Are the feels rolling in? Is your heart fluttering yet?

Welcome to the concept of a "love team." In the Philippines, fans aren’t squealing over boy bands or just any celebrity; they’re obsessed with this concept in entertainment that is unique to the country’s outlook on romance. A love team completely elevates the portrayal of love in movies, TV, music, and books in a way that westerners don’t even think about (or avoid altogether).

The entertainment industry in the Philippines is a little different than it is in America. There, actors must have a wide range of skills to appear on the big screen, meaning acting is actually just a small part of their jobs. Being a star includes singing, dancing, and, most importantly, getting people to ship you with your costar. Almost everyone who is cast in anything eventually gets paired with a fellow star who they’re expected to do everything with. And as a conservative, predominantly Catholic country, the concept of monogamy is heavily emphasized throughout all forms of Filipino entertainment. It's a heavy commitment that the stars take on, but similar to arranged marriages, the actors have a high chance of staying together on and off-camera. The secret is their willingness to work together — hence the term "team" — to meet the extremely high expectations of hopeless romanticism.

Though the actors are matched as a result of their natural chemistry, they're never forced to date IRL. Most of the time it just works out that way. How could you not fall for the person, who ideally resembles your soulmate and that you also spend almost every waking moment with?

This is the reality of JaDine — or James Reid and Nadine Lustre — who are currently one of the most popular love teams in the Philippines. They only started making movies together two years ago, but the stars have completely won over the hearts of the Filipino community. (The couple officially announced they're dating only a few months ago on Feb. 11 and fans are already celebrating their "monthiversaries.")

While you may be discouraged from dating your coworker, the exact opposite was at play for James and Nadine. “The first time we got paired together was for his music video,” Nadine tells Teen Vogue. ("She was the girl I picked, it was just instinct,” James corroborates.) But it took two years of working on set as love interests before either copped feelings for one another. “After that music video, nothing really happened…[until] our first movie," he adds, referencing the filming of Diary ng Panget (Diary of an Ugly Person). "That’s when the JaDine love team started, the fans made the name."

At first, the duo admits that their pairing was all part of the job. "We never pretended to be together or lied to the fans. We were just friends, but they didn’t think so,” James says. Even though they had no interest of being in a relationship at the time, there was an unbelievable amount of pressure to be the ideal couple. “When you’re in a love team, you have to work together,” James says. Nadine is quick to add that “people hated seeing you with someone else. When they did, fans started talking. There was a lot of drama.”

James and Nadine say they never tried to be anything they weren't and this transparency is what set them apart from other love teams. A partnership that started out as a mere example of what the ideal love looks like transformed into a real, undeniable romance that the country fell head over heels for. The two are even nicknamed Team Real, which is also the title of their debut book. (Beyond the couple's movies and soap operas, they also sing duets to accompany their on-screen projects.) As clichΓ© as it sounds, JaDine has proven that there’s really nothing they can’t do in the name of love. “If you’re in a love team, you get all of the projects together. You’re a package deal,” Nadine says. 

Love teams aren’t without their haters. JaDine especially are criticized for being overly public with their relationship — even to the point where fans argue that everything they do is solely to promote their careers. That's a line the duo say they never cross, as they try to make their relationship as private as possible. This risk of backlash is actually what deterred James and Nadine from opening up about their feelings in the first place, but going public as a couple "was a good decision and a weight off our shoulders," James points out.

The gossip around their romance isn't even the main concern for their OG shippers. "[Filipinos] are some of the most romantic people. They can take cheesy all day and no one says anything bad about it,” James says. JaDine's signature extra-long gazes into each other's eyes at the end of every performance, or their sweet pet names — such as hubby and wifey — are the things that really get fans going.

Much more so than movies produced in the west, Filipino cinema often makes the idea of true love the norm. The depictions of romance are often conservative and there is rarely kissing or allusions to sex on-screen. Love teams actually play a crucial part with the Philippines' cultural monogamy as the dream is to ship actors for as long as possible. While some love teams only ever work together professionally, there are costars that end up getting married. Regardless of whether they've dated off-camera, consistently seeing two people team up over and over again instills the hope that there really is one perfect person out there for everyone. (For a more recent American example, think about the swoon-worthy news of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone — who first appeared together on Crazy, Stupid, Love — coming back with their second costarring roles in La La Land.)

All of JaDine's projects tackle love's major challenges. From the struggles of a long-distance relationship in their latest movie This Time to fighting for love in the pair's hit soap opera On the Wings of Love, they appeal to anyone who's ever opened their heart up to the concept of romance. The only disconnect may be their consistent happy endings, but "the lesson we’re teaching the fans in our movies is that true love can withstand any obstacle," James says. "Also if you love someone, you’ll work it out."

People may have a more pessimistic practical outlook on love, but there’s no shame in being a hopeless romantic — especially when it comes to celebrities. Whether they’re in front of the camera or not, the biggest stars are the relationship goals we all aspire to. A study even shows that the way pop culture shapes our idea about love is more beneficial than having no romantic standards at all.

"People with romantic beliefs did have higher expectations, but they were also more likely to see their partner as meeting those expectations," the researcher of that study, Sarah Vannier, Ph.D., who is a postdoctoral candidate at Canada’s Dalhousie University, told Glamour. The only difference is, Filipinos don't turn off their imaginations — and that's something the rest of the world could learn from. These moments shared by love teams often stand as clear examples of what your own love life could be, taken to an idealized level.

From shipping costars who constantly work together to simply fantasizing your faves one day having a random meet-cute, love teams exist everywhere. It's a natural reaction for anyone to root for any relationship. Love in entertainment is the cheapest and most low-stakes form of escape, as anything is possible in movies, TV, music, or books. This isn't to say love is that simple. Every relationship requires true commitment and hard work, and it's not just about the sweet hand-holding and elaborate celebrity dates the paparazzi take photos of. (We're sure love teams have dates in ratty sweatpants, too.) At the same time, that also doesn't mean you shouldn't take these moments to heart. Go with the butterflies the stars give you. Your feels are there for a reason. Trust them.

Whether you've been burned before or have yet to find your match, there’s something special about seeing what could be. It makes you realize the kind of relationship you really deserve because just like the most iconic love stories, settling for second best should never be an option. That's what JaDine — and nearly every other Filipino love team — opens all audiences up to. No matter what point you are in finding "the one," seeing someone have their own fairytale ending can help you believe that yours is out there, too.

114 comments:

  1. Top love team of the Millenium! Kilos na iba, sawa na sa pabebe nyo!!!

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    1. What'swith your kanegahan let go of your hate bakla

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    2. So kayo na ang papalit sa mga warfreak fantard

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    3. Daming kuda mababash lang idols mo maging humble ka naman dear

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    4. 12:55 hahah oo sila ang papalit. mas naiintindihan ko ung mga warfreak eh kasi ung mga un hindi nag seself proclaim na classy elegant at professional fans. lol kya mas maiintindihan mo pero tong mga jadine grabe magself proclaimed eh same lng nmn silang warfreaks.. hahaha to much about being classy and self righteous.

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    5. 12:15 ano ba ang pinaglalaban nyo?

      Mga tao nga naman. Different strokes for different folks.

      Kanya kanyang trip lang yan.


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    6. Pumatol lang naman mga Jadines dahil sa mga abusado, at walang modo din pam -babash ng ibang fans. Alangan naman puro pasensiya na lang eh madaming fans dyan masyadong bastos maka comment about James and Nadines as if naman perpekto mga idols nila.

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    7. Pilipino ba yung writer ng article na Isis Briones? Just curios. Galing ha nagsusulat sya sa TV.

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    8. Yup sila na nga ang pumalit. Di ko akalain na warfreak din pala sila. Buti pa yung dalawang loveteam, tahimik lang ang mga fans. Pero eto, nangaaway na rin sa mga fanpage. πŸ˜±πŸ™„

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    9. Opo pinay po si Isis Briones who wrote the article.

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  2. Team Real! Hindi kailangan magpanggap. What you see is what you get. Pak na pak!

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    1. @12:16 Balikan ko tong comment mo baks in two years...or less. LOL

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    2. They're fsking it.

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    3. 12:28 real naman ksi silang mag jowa ngayon. Sakanila na yun kung mag tatagal sila. Be happy nalang

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    4. 12:16 KILABUTAN ka naman sa mga pinagsasabi mo

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    5. Bakit naman, eh totoong team real sila James and Nadine. They are officially seeing each other. They have nothing to hide.

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  3. Akala ko naman hard copy feature ng magazine.

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    1. oh tapos? binasa mo rin naman! mema

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    2. Sabi na nga may magcocomment ng ganyan. Masmarami pong nakakabasa sa e-magazine compared sa print copy so shut up ka na lang.

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    3. Ke e-copy or print copy, they got featured in it. That's all that matters. It's the whole world to know.

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  4. I love the article.

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  5. "Love teams are forever"? FilAm yung writer pero di nya alam na love teams are ephemeral.

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    1. Maybe she meant that the feeling and kilig that love teams create on-screen endure even when the actual loveteam pairing, not their personal relationships with each other, cease to exist because Filipinos are romantics. PSY, the original, still gives that same feel though Echo and Tin moved on. Guy and Pip pairing is still a benchmark for loveteam. I rewatch Piolo/JudyAnn movies. Chardawn. OTWOL and Jadine has its place in loveteam history. So the romance lives on.

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    2. Basag si 12:31 hahahaha

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    3. Baka ibig sabihin, in the philippine showbiz industry loveteams or the concept of it is forever! It's always going to be around. We're the only country who's obsessed with that.

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  6. Gusto ko yung she connected our obssession with love and romance na gusto nating mag translate sa idols natin. Of course not only sa jadine, pati din sa iba. Either we are born romantics or crazies hehe! Love the article though.

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  7. Pinoy din ba nagsulat neto?

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    1. Yes. We should be proud that she did a great job describing this phenomenon unique to Filipinos.

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  8. Site lang pala. Okay

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    1. Pag hater, wala ng pag asa.

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    2. On point 5:21...

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  9. Monthiversaries? Kala ko monthsary. Hihi.

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  10. pinay din pala ang writer.

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    1. Kaya naman pala...

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    2. Not something to be proud of

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    3. oo ginapang lang ni heneral para masabing sikat.. self-proclaimed

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    4. yabang kasi inuuna! ganoon naman pala OK! next

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    5. The write up is for their fans and people who are interested about James and Nadine. Why are so many people bothered. Eh di don't read.

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    6. Okay, realtalk I am not a fan. But grabe talaga Pinoys no? Asal talangka. Not to be proud of? Pinoy yan mga mare! Kesyo totoo o hindi, Pinoy yan. Support din pag may time. Kaya hindi umuunlad itong Pilipinas eh.

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  11. Lomitards don't get it really?! Article proves one point, love teams in the Philippines only cater to the whims of fans. That's what the article is all about. Scripted for the sake of career and fame. How convenient love teams end up falling in love ey?!!

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    1. Lomitards cant comprehend.. don't bother explaining the logic to them

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    2. to where in the article that it states that loveteams falling in love is scripted? The article is not really about jadine, per se, but filipinos' perception (culture) on loveteams

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    3. 1:47 read again that's what she means. Philippine love teams are all scripted and all fantards are blind and gullible.

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  12. Nice article. JaDine and monogamy!!! πŸ’œ

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    1. @12:45 James o, monogamy daw o! Charaught!

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  13. Ang market nito fans lang din nila abroad. Non-fan would not bother to read this. The article is not interesting at all. Just an honest opinion.

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    1. Kase hndi idols mo ang featured kya bitter ka. Binasa mo rn nman kase curious ka. Lol!

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    2. @1250 so why are you reading? If the fans are the only one who will read it? So you can say something nasty?

      I don't understand why so many people are bitter when it comes to Jadine. This two are the most hardworking artist in showbiz.

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  14. Sa dami ng nagpost ng link nito sa twitter hindi ko binasa dto ko pa talaga binasa sa fp hehe tanx

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  15. Sa haba ng article ang pinaka important lang ay cliche ang phil showbiz. I agree!

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  16. What's the big deal? It was written by a Filipina who works for Teen Vogue. I thought it was some foreigner who got wind of Jadine's success. Apparently, not. This is just like any article about them. Unless you're Filipino who watches Pinoy shows, nobody will be interested in this. There's so many Filipino younger girls here in the US who don't read Teen Vogue let alone watch love teams. Kids here are different and do you really think foreigner kids will be interested in Jadine? Uhm no. They're too busy watching Kylie and Kendall and listening to more talented artists. Why read Teen Vogue if you can read the real Vogue and other high fashion mags. This is basically like Candy magazine in the US. Sorry, that's just how it is here. Maybe there it's a big deal, but not here. They can even do a survey and they'll find out that it's all Filipinos who read this article.

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    1. Grabe teh ilang beses mo binanggit ang salitang here, here, here oo gets na namin nasa America ka!

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    2. Hindi big deal pero ang haba ng analysis mo? Seriously.

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    3. 1:28 AM BIG DEAL yung article ng Teen Vogue sayo te, bakit kamo binasa mo, pinag-aksayahan mo pa ng oras, tapos ang haba ng lintaya mo...
      i don't think nasa America ka...mema ka lng na nadyan ka kuno...

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    4. @1:28 I strongly agree with you. -OTWOListafromAmerica

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    5. Galit na galit? Lol

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    6. I am a Pilipina and I'm in Arizona and very interested in this article. Maybe you haven't heard that Jadine has an international following. From Middle East, Europe, Canada and US there concert was full pack. It doesn't matter what item be that magazine, concert, pillow, mugs or whatever Jadine fans spends money to support them. For us fans it is a big deal.

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    7. Not a big deal. If you will analyze the article, JaDine has only been featured to compare with holywood showbiz industry. Of course, it is meant for their Filipino fans abroad.

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  17. site lang anyare ang yayabang ng mga jadines tas ito lang yun

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    1. Pero pag mga idols ninyo, mas hambog pa kayo sa Jadines. Ipag tanggol nyo din at mang away kayo ng ibang fans. Kaya quits lang.

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  18. I love JaDine :) sobrang natural lang talaga sila mag pa kilig. Very cute and sexy at the same time :)

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    1. Pilot na sexy kamo. Kailangang pang maglantad ng katawan para masabihang hot. Actually, Hindi naman talaga hot. There's something wrong pa din especially sa body ni Nadine. James naman ayos na sana. Ang iksi lang ng legs

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    2. Right Anon 2.40am....because you're perfect right?? Perfect yung body mo at yung legs mo? *Rolls eyes*

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    3. Yaan mo siya 2:40 wala naman siyang nilait. Faney lang siya grabe ka.

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    4. When I saw Ian King turned Angelina Mead King, I thought of Nadine.

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    5. maski ba naman pinay writer n bash, eh lalong wla kyong chance ang ibang lt. dahil alam ng pinay writer n multitalented ang jd

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  19. Sus pati ba naman ang mga American nauto na ng promo lt na to

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  20. Love teams are products, therefore they must be heavily marketed so they could sell well and the company would be able to make money out of it. Kaya, whenever I hear LT's saying they fell in love w/ each other, I just find it soooo cliche and hard to believe...

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  21. It's nice that a Filipino loveteam is featured in Teen Vogue. Congrats JaDine!

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  22. daming bitter hahaha

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  23. All of their stories? Weh di nga.. OTWOL lang naman ang medyo kapit sa katotohanan the rest are WAT PAD PREsents na pang- saturday afternoon special lang ang kwento.

    Not a fan of any love teams pero nakakasawa na. Masyado nang nagiging obsess ang mga tao sa buhay ng iba. Yung iba halos buwis buhay ang pagka intense sa fandom nila. Tapos parang.. walang lugar ang iba, yung kanilang bet lang.Ayaw na mas intense pa sa labanan nung nakaraang eleksyon. At least yun medyo may kabuluhan ito hindi ko ma-gets.

    minsan hindi mo alam kung maawa ka or maiinis dahil kung mang lait ang iba kala mo mga dyosa sa ganda. Sana sila na lang nag-artista. HIndi porque at maganda idol nila maganda na rin sila lol.

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  24. Loves it! and so what if pinay writer? teen vogue US parin yan. eshus me

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  25. Ang haba. Ang daming kyeme. Basa basa comments. O sya ilusyon pa,

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  26. Pinoy ba ung writer na Isis Briones? kala ko pa naman foreigner talaga ubg naging interesado sa kanila at gumawa ng article?? correct me if I'm mistaken tho..

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  27. 1 bash = 1 Blessing πŸŒžπŸ˜‡

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  28. Happy not only for JADINE but the FilAm girl Show wrote the feature. Yay!

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  29. Eew! I'll stop my costly subscription of vogue, parang third world Yes magazine na Lang naman pala Ang content nito. So disappointed.Commenting while eating Venchi gianduia gelato (mahal but totally worth it) here in Venice.

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  30. Pag nagyayabang mga jadines naaalala q un this flop

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    1. Ganun talaga sa fans iba iba... may mature, may masama yung ugali... parang ikaw

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  31. This is actually a bit embarrassing. When will the promo stop?

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    1. How about you? When will you stop?

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    2. Ask teen vogue. Sila may gusto e.

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    3. It will not stop...kasi nga HINDI sya promo. When will you ever accept that these two are for real? Di ba pwedeng maging happy na lang tayo for the LTs that have finally admitted that they're dating in real life?

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  32. Bagsak presyo ang ampalaya ngayon...wohooo Jadine!

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  33. Ang haba di ko na binasa. May sinabi ba si Nadine?

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    1. Baks meron naman: Amazing! But then.. you know! sabi ni Nadine hahahaha

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  34. Happy for this feature!

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  35. Nice article actually. Glad that it was the Jadine love team that was featured. Sila kasi yung di ako naiinis na pairing ngayon.

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  36. It's actually more about the concept of loveteams in Philippine showbiz. Nagkataon nasa US na ang JaDine kaya convenient for the Filipina writer to interview them. It's really no big deal; nothing to brag about.

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    1. Haysus! Pero pag idolets mo ang anjan, you be like "Worldclass tlg mga Bibis namin" lol!

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    2. what fandom are you referring to 11:58 to define them as idolets? so JaDine pinakasikat sa buong Pilipinas para sayo? DREAM ON. LOL

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    3. You think so 8:30? Did you ask the staff of Teen Vogue about the convenience of interviewing Jadine just because they were in the US at such perfect time of the feature? Geez

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    4. Yes, the main feature is the "concept of loveteam in the Philippines" and JaDine just so happened to be abroad when the article was written. I'm not very happy with the article itself because it tends to emphasize how relationships among LTs are being used for commercial purposes.

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  37. Teen Vogue is Teen Vogue 😏 Good exposure for this is international media with international following. First for a Filipino Loveteam. Advertisers/ producers would love this, good for marketing and visibility. Great article!! Really HAPPY for JaDine!! πŸ’•

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  38. Kudos to the writer. As for JaDine, meh.

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  39. It just shows how baduy and backward Pinas is.

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    1. True but nonetheless who doesn't love the feeling of romance?

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  40. Wow! Nice article.

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  41. JaDine the ever promo love team of Viva!!

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    1. Get a life.

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    2. I have a life. An honest and a peaceful one.

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    3. I doubt it. Bashers like you don't have peace.

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    4. You have doubts too. Admit it.

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    5. sabihan mo rin mgt ng idol mo para may promo din sila. maingay ba sa fandom nyo? nyehehehe shoo

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    6. Soon bes! Watch ka movie namin ha?? Hindi "this flop"

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  42. I like JD but the fantards are getting to my nerves when they start to self proclaim on their idols 24/7 they make them look FAKE!!! TBH

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  43. to ignorant boastful JaDines, the article is really not about JaDine. it's about the love team trend here in pinas. kumbaga, ginamit lang ang jadine para may basis claims ng author about love teams.

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    1. If it's just about the loveteam trend then why wasn't the 5-year LT the one used as the basis for the article? They were first of the current LTs right? So one would think they can offer insight, etc. But Jadine was chosen so there must be something else that piqued the interest beyond just any loveteam will do as you are implying 1:12

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    2. to the ignorant commentor...it was crystal clear that Jadine was interviewed and featured at Teen Vogue...deal with it! End of story.

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  44. Love Jadine! More power!

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