By Kitty Elicay
There was something positively electric in the air—and it wasn’t just because we were on a yacht with the wind blowing through our hair. It was because for the first time ever, we were shooting Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. Yes, KathNiel, together, for the first time for this epic final issue of Chalk.
It was as if the universe had aligned for this moment. Clear, sunny skies, and calm waters met us as we began shooting aboard the Gallo II while cruising through along Manila Bay. Kathryn was radiant and Daniel was dashing, and we witnessed for ourselves that palpable chemistry that made this pair indomitable. Kathryn and Daniel moved as one, nailing all the shots and proving that KathNiel is as strong as ever.
In the five years that they’ve been together as a love team, we’ve seen their growth, both on- and -off-cam, and it has made for some tender, kilig moments to capture on camera. Why, just in this shoot, Daniel was ever the gentleman, making sure Kathryn was well-taken care of (putting her shoes on for her, assisting her as they moved on the deck so she doesn’t didn’t lose her balance, and constantly asking her how she was feeling). Kathryn, in turn, reciprocated with sweetness and playfulness. (See the photos for yourself!) Find out just why these two are #CoupleGoals by grabbing a copy of Chalk's April-May issue—still out on newsstands!