Zia Dantes is included in PEP’s 100 Most Beautiful Stars.
Maria Letizia Dantes or Zia Dantes is the only daughter of the Kapuso power couple Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera. This little princess is dear to netizens with her jet-setting lifestyle via the hashtag #aroundZworld.
Many fans also enjoy seeing twinning posts from Zia and Marian as they wear mom-daughter OOTD.
Zia already has signature poses for her Instagram photos such as the pout and “Ay, may daga!” stance, which involves raising one foot as if avoiding a mouse on-the-run.
In an interview, Marian admitted she and Dong are particular with their baby’s TV habits.
Marian shared that they really pick the TV shows that Zia is allowed to watch and that is mostly educational shows. She believes that kids these days absorb TV shows quickly.
Marian is somewhat relieved that Zia prefers play time. When it comes to food, Marian is also one lucky mom because Zia knows how to eat her vegetables (See article). And when Zia doesn’t want to eat, Mommy Marian has a reward system in place.
The actress shared that she gives Zia treats from time to time.
What if Zia asks for juice or candy?
Marian revealed that she gives in to that request provided all her vegetables are done.
This method is the reason why Zia is a growing and healthy little toddler. Dingdong on the other hand, wants to savor Zia’s childhood.
He shared in an interview, “Totoo yung sinasabi nila na mabilis talaga ang panahon… na lumalaki talaga sila nang sobrang bilis. Kinakailangan, i-cherish mo ang bawat moment na kasama sila. Kailangan nandoon ka sa bawat milestone nila. Kumbaga, pagbibigyan mo talaga ng oras.”
[It is true what they say that time flies so fast. They grow up fast. You have to cherish every moment you are with them and you have to be there for their milestones. Give them time.]
Other PEP wonder kid awardees were Scarlet Snow-Belo, Luna Agoncillo, and Seve Soriano.