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WATCH: Elmo Magalona And Janella Salvador's Metro Fashion Film In Casa Roces, San Sebastian Church, And Paco Park Is A Must-See


Continuing our love letters to Manila for our annual Philippine issue, here we present another one of the country’s favorite love teams. #ElNella hopped around old-town Manila, both in designs by #Metrowear designer, #FrancisLibiran. From the heritage home at Casa Roces to the Dominican-built Paco Park, #ElmoMagalona and #JanellaSalvador were transported back to the time of great Spanish influence. #MetroLovesElNella Grab a copy of our #MetroJune2018 issue, as we celebrate the fashion and culture coming out of the Philippines! Read about Filipino designers making waves outside of the country, see the best collections from the Manila Fashion Festival and Philippine Fashion Week, get to know the newest crop of queens from Binibining Pilipinas, and discover new local beach getaways. #MetroLovesManila on stands soon. Photographer @sevenbarretto Creative Director @theonlychookiecruz Makeup @mickeysee Hair @renzpangilinan Grooming @aimeegrey Nails @luzfortuno of @tripleluckbrowandnailsalon Styling @perrytabora Elmo and Janella wear @francislibiran Special thanks to @casarocesph and @starmagicphils

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READ: #MetroLovesElNella: Elmo Magalona And Janella Salvador Relive The Beauty Of The Old Churches Of Manila, San Sebastian And Paco Church



Photos from @elmomagalona @superjanella

They arrived at this magazine interview fresh from rehearsals. Dressed in workout clothes, Janella Salvador and Elmo Magalona lounged in the Star Magic office cooling off from what promised to be another high-energy number on ASAP

The chemistry and easy friendship between the two young stars is palpable, and has greatly contributed to the growth of their careers -- as a love team and on their separate endeavors. Since becoming close from their first project Born for You two years ago, they have grown so in tune with each other that they can already finish each other's sentences. 

They recall the early days of ElNella with a laugh. Janella reveals, "The first time we really talked to each other, we were on the flight coming back from Japan from our first week of shooting! On the way to Japan, hindi pa din kami nag-uusap even though we sat beside each other on the plane. We bonded a little bit on the shoot, but there were a lot of people around and we did not get the chance to really talk." 

On the way home, they took the opportunity to talk about their likes and dislikes and discovered they had many commonalities. "On our flight back, after the pilot week, we got to relax. That was why we were able to talk on the way home."



Read more about ElNella and see more of this love team on the pages of Metro's June 2018 issue, now out in major bookstores. Metro is available in bookstores and on newsstands for P175. Like Metro on Facebook ( and follow Metro on Twitter and Instagram (@MetroMagPH) #MetroMagPH


Text by Maan D'Asis Pamaran

Photographs courtesy of Metro magazine