Brgy. Ginebra muse Sanya Lopez overcame anxiety and flashed her sweetest smile as she walked along with team governor Alfrancis Chua and the rest of the Gin Kings during the parade of teams in the opening ceremony of PBA Season 45, Sunday at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
The Kapuso actress recalled feeling chills down her spine once she set foot on the Big Dome floor which was accompanied by thunderous cheers from the team’s passionate fan base.
“Sobrang kinikilabutan ako habang sumisigaw yung mga tao kanina and alam mo yung dito sa PBA kasi iisang nation lang tayo,” said 23-year old Lopez who was drop-dead gorgeous in her red dress.
“Never say die sa Ginebra San Miguel,” she added.
As a first time muse for a PBA team, Lopez was ecstatic to feel first-hand the kind of support that could only come from the league’s acknowledged crowd darlings.
“Nakakatuwa. Sila pala yung dati pang sumusuporta, matagal na. Manalo, matalo nandyan sila. At nakakatuwa na winelcome nila ako sa Ginebra, isa na akong kabarangay mga taga-Ginebra San Miguel,” expressed Lopez.