On July 20, actress Aiko Melendez posted a photo of her in Boracay with the caption “Ultimate Throwback 🙂 Nakaw 🙂 bes @therealcandypangilinan ibalik ba naten tng mukha tayong itik sa kapayatan? 😂 Thanks Ke @maffysoler wifey of @robindaroza for this picture! This was taken in #boracay”
The photo showed a young smiling Melendez with her best friend Candy Pangilinan, who was facing away from the camera. The two are in swimsuits and the caption jokes about the slim figures the pair had at the time.
Other celebs noticed the photo and agreed that it was a great #tbt. ‘Wild Flower’ lead actress Maja Salvador commented on her co-star’s photo, saying how the swimsuit photo showed “pachingit”. Candy Pangilinan replied to the tag with “Meron yata akong nakaharap tayong dalawa. Will check. Grabe!”
Kim Atienza commented “Aiko ang cute mo sobra”, while former actross China Cojuangco piped in with “Sali ako pwede?”