Yesterday, the Maalaala Mo Kaya social media accounts announced that Kim Chiu will be portraying Sisi Rondina on the July 20 episode.
Sisi, who just graduated from the University of Sto. Tomas, was the team captain of the volleyball team. Hailing from Cebu, she went into the sport and competed at a young age to help earn money for her and her sisters. At 5 feet 6 inches, Sisi is about 5 inches shorter than other volleyball players—a disadvantage in the sport. In spite of this, she trained hard to jump high and do powerful spikes to make her school win. She would be the UAAP Season 81 Athlete of the Year for helping the UST Golden Tigresses get to their first finals game in eight years. She’s also been named MVP five times.
Here’s a sneak peek of the episode:
Talks of Sisi getting her own MMK episode started a few months ago. In May, she said that she wanted Kim, a fellow Cebuana, to play her. Clearly, another wish has come true.
Kim says on her IG stories that she’s honored to take on the role. She even shared photos of Sisi teaching her some volleyball tricks.