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Miles Ocampo pedals her way into viewers’ hearts

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Having been in the industry for several years, TV5 Noontime Princess Miles Ocampo has come to understand that until a project hits the airwaves, she remains replaceable. This realization hit her once again when APT’s Mike Tuviera presented her with the opportunity to portray the titular role in TV5’s latest morning soap, Padyak Princess.

“That’s why until now it hasn’t sunk in yet,” Miles said during the press conference for the show, which premieres today.”

“Acting has been my aspiration since childhood,” Miles went on, “Ever since I was young, I wanted to become an actress. I told my parents that I wanted to be inside the box or be seen on TV — that was really my dream.”

Her dream continues as Princess, whom she describes as a charming and determined young woman working as a padyak driver.

As she steps into this new role, Miles said she wants to inspire viewers with “my character’s determination and humor.” She even revealed the physical and emotional hurdles she faced while preparing for it.

The cast of TV5’s morning soap ‘Padyak Princess’

“I know how to bike. Kasi, padyak naman, so tatlo ang gulong. But there are adjustments because ngayon lang ulit ako nag-work ng super, super requires physical activity. So I should be ready,” she said, adding that she made sure to meet the physical demands of her character, given her health condition.

“It requires patience. And of course, water (to stay hydrated), No. 1 kakampi talaga,” she remarked.

Despite battling Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma and undergoing surgery just last year, Miles is determined to do justice to her role.

“I just came from an operation and all. So it’s been a while since I did something like this kind of work. In my first three tapings, talagang mabibigla, lalo na po sa padyak, and the weather is really hot,” the 27-year-old actress recalled.

“I now feel that I’m an expert riding the bike. Pero parang kahit sabi po nilang liko sa kanan, I could do it. It’s fun because it’s also my first time to have a project like this. Of course, there are times when it gets tiring, but you always go back to why you are doing this and for whom you are doing it, and it’s really for my family,” she added.

Miles expressed gratitude for the opportunity to take on such a significant project.

“I’m relatively new to TV5, and I’m grateful because, with so many people who could be chosen for these kinds of projects, they chose me to do it,” Miles stated.

Joining the actress in Padyak Princess are Ara Mina, Ces Quesada, Christian Vasquez, Cris Villanueva, Yayo Aguila, Gillian Vicencio, Jameson Blake, Jem Manicad, Joao Constancia, Karissa Toliongco, Kira Balinger, David Remo, and Miel Espinoza. It airs on TV5 daily at 11:15 a.m., with same-day catch-up on BuKo at 7:30 p.m.

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