Mini Miss U contestant Annika Co who captured many hearts during her impromptu skit on It’s Showtime is now a Viva artist!
In an Instagram post, the talent agency confirmed the news and shared photos of the contract signing on Tuesday, July 8.
“We are happy to announce that @annikaaco is now officially part of our growing roster of artists! Welcome to VAA, Annika. Looking forward to exciting projects with you,” it captioned.
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Meanwhile, the seven-year-old expressed her gratitude through a Facebook post, “Thank you so much, God, for this blessing! Thank you for letting me meet friends who will support me in my journey. Thank you, Viva Artists Agency and Tito Alvin. Thank you to all of you, my friends! I LOVE YOU ALL PO!!!” [sic].
Annika went viral during her impromptu skit with Vice Ganda on It’s Showtime’s Mini Miss U segment, where many netizens, including Anne Curtis, were touched by her heartfelt lines.
In the skit, Annika and Vice acted as best friends who will sing on stage, but the latter suddenly became scared and refused to perform.
When the It’s Showtime host said they’re afraid the audience may not like them, the Mini Miss U contestant comforted and encouraged them, “Who cares if the others don’t like you? I like you, and everybody else does. What matters is somebody still likes you.”
“If some people don’t like you, then it’s fine. What’s important is someone still likes you,” she continued, bringing Anne into tears.
In response, Vice said, “But who is that person that still likes me even if I am no longer the best? Because people like people when they are the best, but once they learn that they are not the best anymore, they don’t like them?”
“You shouldn’t be worrying if you’ll be the best in the world. You have to be the best version of yourself,” she emphasized.
Netizens admired Annika’s perspective and hoped for more children to be like her.
You can watch the impromptu skit here: