Five times Paolo Contis has shown why he is a cool dad

By Kristelle Bechayda

Actor Paolo Contis has always been known for his funny disposition. His easy-going manner and antics have brought smiles to many, and he never holds anything back when it comes to his one-month old daughter with actress LJ Reyes. We have compiled some of his adorable dad moments since the day Summer Ayanna was born:

Daddy’s lion queen

Taken just a few days after Summer’s birth, Paolo uploaded a video of him mimicking a Lion King scene where Simba was being introduced to the rest of the jungle as their next king. The actor was sunbathing his daughter and holding her up while humming the tune of the film’s famous track “Circle of Life.”

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Sorry anak! I just had to! 😂😂😂 #SummerAyannaContis my Little #LionQueen 🦁 sorry nainitan ka kanina nung pina arawan kita anak ha! Don’t worry, bukas sa gabi kita papa arawan para hindi mainit!! Ano daw???? 😂😂😂

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Sandok sa sabaw

Paolo can’t seem to get enough of his newborn and wants to be with her all the time, even when he is eating. “Kaso delikado sa dining habang kumakain ako…muntik kita ipang sandok sa sabaw!” he joked.

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Gusto ko lagi kita kasama!

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LJ Reyes’ fun maternity shoot with Paolo Contis and son Aki

By Jane Kingsu-Cheng | Photos by Nice Print Photography

When LJ Reyes and Paolo Contis revealed to Moms & Babies their maternity shoot plans with Nice Print Photography weeks ago, we knew it was going to be filled with lots of laughter. Charisse Tinio of Nice Print took inspiration from the couple who love goofing around, and she proposed the idea of shooting with the theme of Expectation vs. Reality. “It’s actually a gift from Charisse, the owner of Nice Print Photography, who’s a good friend of ours! She asked me to look for a peg, but when she presented her idea of Expectations vs. Reality, we loved it! We only had a few conversations online and one meeting! Haha that’s how well she knows her craft!” reveals LJ.

LJ’s son Aki joined the shoot, which took place last December 13 at The Forest Barn in Tagaytay. The two men in LJ’s life showed that there is a lot of hard work involved behind each glam shot. “We really wanted that everybody was involved. When Charisse proposed us the theme, it was so instant to Pao to include Aki with the reality part. Because in reality, it’s really how we are when we’re together. It’s really how Pao and Aki are towards me and to each other. Ang kulit! Haha… I have to give Pao credit because he really is the source of laughter. He made sure it’s a memorable day for me!” adds LJ.

When asked what their personal favorites are,

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A baby shower for LJ Reyes and Paolo Contis

By Jane Kingsu-Cheng | Photos by Nice Print Photography

“The pregnancy was a very sweet surprise!” exclaimed the blooming LJ Reyes with a big smile. Moms & Babies was present at their baby shower held recently at The Nest Attachment Parenting Hub, and everyone can feel the excitement of the couple in meeting their baby girl Summer Ayanna real soon.

Baby preps
In preparation for the baby’s arrival, LJ Reyes is on her 34th week and revealed that they have been very prompt with all the scheduled checkups. They also did Congenital Anomaly Scan, gestational diabetes test, and monitored her low-lying placenta in the early stages of her pregnancy. “It’s been a long time since we took care of a baby, so we took refresher class at The Parenting Emporium. We also have to buy all the baby stuff from scratch, but we’re also blessed with the generous gifts from a lot of our friends and family,” shared LJ.

Party style

Pie Tuazon of The Nest was the gracious host of the afternoon, where she invited her suppliers for an opportunity to get to know the celebrants. Moms & Babies asked why “pink tropics” was her chosen theme, “Summer has been a name I have been wanting for my future daughter. It makes me feel so hopeful and warm! I wanted us to feel that ambiance with the theme and decors.” LJ sent styling pegs for the table setting which the stylist,

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