By JO ERLINDA MAUFIT
It appears the eldest son of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and First Lady Liza Araneta Marcos is the new heart throb of many Filipinos.
Good looking and only 28 years old, he is Ferdinand Alexander Marcos III, more popularly known as Sandro.
A graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science, Sandro is actually the newly elected representative of the first district of Ilocos Norte, a post once occupied by his late grandfather, President Ferdinand E. Marcos Jr.
Congressman Sandro took his oath before President Marcos on June 30 in Malacanang along with other elected officials of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur.
Congressman Sandro was belatedly introduced to the people by then presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos during the campaign together with his siblings as he was busy in Ilocos Norte during the campaign.
Congressman Sandro is still a bachelor but a young actress and singer from Bacoor City in Laguna has been rumored as his girlfriend.
The comely actress, Alexa Miro, was unintentionally “uncovered” by then Bacoor City Mayor, now Representative, Lani Mercado Revilla, and her husband Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr., whose real name is Jose Bautista, during an event in the city, since she is a constituent in Bacoor.
Alexa, who was introduced in showbiz via Erik Matti’s Netflix movie “A Girl and A Guy,’ where she was paired with another newbie actor Rob Gomez, was spotted at the National Museum during the inauguration of President Marcos.
After the inauguration, Alexa was again spotted, this time in Malacañang, during the oath taking of Congressman Sandro and other Ilocos Norte officials.
It was reported Alexa was there to support his rumored boyfriend Sandro Marcos. She took photos of the oath-taking of the neophyte lawmaker using her cellphone.
It was gathered that Alexa was stunning during the event with a beautiful Filipiniana pantsuit by Mark Bumgarner.
Alexa, 26, was identified in a Facebook live of Senator Bong Revilla making rounds online as Lani Mercado teased Sandro for having a girlfriend who lives in Bacoor.
Aside from starring in the Netflix movie ‘A Girl and A Guy,’ Alexa also appeared in ‘Regal Studio Presents’ “Messy Thing Called Love.”
According to her Instagram post, Alexa loves to be on beaches.
In one of her Instagram posts, Alexa said that Barbie Imperial is her best friend who inspires her to soar high and reach her dreams.
Alexa Miro received the Most Beautiful Face of the Millennium award in 5th Asia Pacific Luminare Awards earlier this year in March.
Reports indicated that Alexa’s presence in the Marcos inauguration and oathtaking of rumored boyfriend Sandro Marcos in Malacanang proved that she is accepted by the family of the presidential son, even if she has not confirm the status of their relationship yet.
Alexa was photographed and there were videos showing she was busy taking pictures of Sandro using her cellphone while he was taking his oath before his father, President Marcos Jr.
It was gathered Alexa has long dreamt to be an actress. She started as a contestant in 2001 in Munting Miss U of Magandang Tanghali Bayan, a defunct noontime show on ABS-CBN.
Before she was given a break in “A Girl and a Guy,” Alexa did some commercial modelling and also had some TV series.
Alexa is a graduate of Communication Arts from De La Salle University and is considered as one of the intelligent actresses who became popular during the pandemic.
It was reported that Alexa was the personal choice of Direk Erik Matti to play the lead role in “A Girl and A Guy.”
According to the director as Maharlika TV’s Evelyn Diao reported, “Magaling talaga si Alexa. Magaling siya. Vulnerable, sensitive.”
“Ang gauge ko talaga nung nag-audition, sa dami nilang artista, I don’t want to have problems on the set, yung pipilitin ko pang umakting,” Matti said. “So, ang gauge ko lang talaga, nung nag-audition kami, do this material the way you want it to be done.”
“Hindi ko tinitingnan ang bawat pagbali niya ng eksena, tinitingnan ko how she can adjust herself sa instruction,” he said. “Yun talaga ang gauge ko sa mga artista na alam mo na hindi ka mahihirapan sa set,” Direk Matti stated as he praised Alexa for being an intelligent actress. (Jo Erlinda Maufitfirstname.lastname@example.org)