If you are a Filipino, your childhood wouldn’t be complete without going to Jollibee. Remarkably, Jollibee is a staple fast-food chain to every Filipino kid. Back in the day, it was automatic for our family to eat at Jollibee every Sunday. Such is the story shared by Jodi Sta Maria along with her son Thirdy the newest endorsers of Jolly Spaghetti.
Jodi confesses to being a certified Batang Jollibee, even before she got into show business. Her mother worked hard to raise Jodi and her siblings but made sure to devote her Saturdays to quality time over her children’s favorite Jollibee treats.
Jolly Spaghetti endorsers Jodi Sta. Maria and Thirdy Lacson take a selfie inside the life-sized spaghetti pool at the Jolly Spaghetti Sweet-Sarap Moments event last May 25, 2016.
Jollibee recently welcomed Jodi and Thirdy as the newest brand ambassadors for Jolly Spaghetti during the media launch held at the Ortigas Roosevelt branch. Jodi and Thirdy, who stars in the latest TV commercial for Jolly Spaghetti, shared their own personal experiences, from happy memories when she was a kid and to how she now enjoys the same bonding moments with Thirdy. The Jolly Spaghetti Sweet-Sarap Moments event also featured fun games for the media guests and their kids.
Growing up, Jodi said she would often order Jolly Spaghetti and Jolly Hotdog, and it became staples in her bonding moments with her mom. Now that she’s a mother herself, she wants to pass on the same joyful experience to Thirdy. The 10-year old loves the cheesy, meaty, and sweet-sarap flavors of Jolly Spaghetti.
“Wala akong nakilalang bata na gusto ng maasim na spaghetti,” the actress remarked candidly. “Especially Filipino children. I believe na nakuha ng Jollibee ‘yung manamis-namis na timpla na hinahanap-hanap ng bawat batang Pilipino.”
She may play multiple roles in her acting career, but being a mom is her ultimate role. She said, “mom first, actress second.” Jodi remains simple even with her celebrity status and recent accolades for her stellar TV performances. Despite her busy schedule, she makes sure that spending quality time with Thirdy is her priority, just as her own mother did years ago.
She proudly shared as well, that her favorite combo to order either drive-thru or not was the C3: the Jolly Spaghetti and Chickenjoy combo.
The Jollibee team (L-R) – Regional Business Unit Head for Metro North Mike Castro, AVP for Marketing Kent Mariano (fourth from left, back), PR Director Arline Adeva, Chief Global Marketing Officer for Jollibee Global brand Francis E. Flores (6th from left, back), Assistant Brand Manager for Jolly Spaghetti Luis Berba and Corporate PR and Events Manager Dennis Reyes, gave Jodi and Thirdy a warm and jolly welcome to the Jollibee Family.
The latest TVC features Jodi reminiscing her bonding moments as a kid with her mom, and fast forward to the present, Jodi letting Thirdy experience the same happy moment while enjoying their favorite Jolly Spaghetti.
Now, I am craving again for some C3 combo: the Jolly Spaghetti and Chickenjoy combo!!