By Clara Rosales
As we inch closer to the much-anticipated Star Magic Ball happening this September, we bring you Working Mom’s well-loved covers, featuring some of the brightest talents of Star Magic.
Denise Laurel with son Alejandro
Not all celebrities have it easy, and for some, the path to a successful career starts off rocky. Denise Laurel appeared on Working Mom’s February 2016 issue and retells the tale of how harsh the industry and the world can be on someone starting out, and how the resilient can survive it and brandish battle scars. From nasty stereotypes to mean labels, she has seen it all and came out stronger than ever, proving that silent hard work can beat the odds. After a series of disappointments and challenges, Denise has found true and unconditional love in her son Alejandro.
Kathryn Bernardo with Mommy Min Bernardo
The Teen Queen shows her dazzling smile onscreen and her bright personality shines through. But beyond this, she finds joy in the company of her family who has been there for her since day one. Kathryn and her mom, Mommy Min, appeared on the cover of Working Mom’s Mother’s Day issue last 2016 with a heartwarming story of how endless support from a loving family can give rise to one of the generation’s biggest stars.
Daniel Padilla with Karla Estrada
Karla Estrada and her family graced the cover of Working Mom’s Mother’s Day 2014 issue, proving that unconventional family ties and arrangements are no hindrance to building a close and solid family. Daniel Padilla’s brooding bad boy looks and quiet demeanor brew many speculations, but deep down, he’s a protective and affectionate son and kuya through and through.
Magandang Buhay moms – Karla Estrada, Jolina Magdangal, and Melai Cantiveros
Working Mom’s Mother’s Day 2017 issue featured a group of diverse characters. From being co-stars to Your Face Sounds Familiar to being friends, Karla Estrada, Jolina Magdangal, and Melai Cantiveros now stand at the helm of Magandang Buhay, serving as the voice of countless women who need guidance, tips, and laughs in their lives. Queen Mother Karla, observant reactor Jolina, and bunso Melai seem like such a thunderous combination, but these three ladies have found homes in each other as they continue to inspire women.
Jodi Sta. Maria with son Thirdy
Heart and grace take center stage when Jodi Sta. Maria graced Working Mom’s April 2016 cover with her son, Panfilo Lacson III (fondly called Thirdy). After her big breaks as Maya de la Rosa in Be Careful With My Heart and as Amor Powers in Pangako Sa ’Yo, Jodi goes back to her roots and zeroes in on what really matters. Aside from being a stellar actress, she maintains her full-time job of being a nurturing and supportive single mother. Many obstacles and hardships have come her way before achieving her current stature, but she has managed to overcome them and continues to count her blessings.