Her role has since been expanded as she is now the Hara or Queen of Lireo and it seems that viewers approve of her love team with Rocco Nacino as Aquil, the chief general of the guards. Their recent kissing scene generated a lot of positive feedback.
“Nagulat nga kami sa comments sa social media,” says Sanya. “Maraming nagsabing kinilig sila sa muli naming pagkikita ni Rocco. Naramdaman daw nila kasi nang husto ang iniingatan naming feelings para sa isa’t isa.”
So is it true that she and Rocco are now an item even off cam? “Love-hate ang relationship namin as Danaya and Aquil in ‘Encantadia’, but off cam, I can say that we’re really the best of friends kasi malaki ang utang na loob ko kay Rocco. Nang magsimula ang show, alam niyang ako ang baguhan sa buong cast at sinuportahan niya ako, tinulungan niya ako para maging comfortable ako and, for that, I will always be thankful.”
Sanya has really come a long way from being the unknown lass from Laguna discovered by the late Kuya Germs and introduced in “Master Showman, Walang Tulugan”. We won’t be surprised if, after “Encantadia”, GMA-7 will give her a follow up project right away as she’s really one of their most promising stars right now.