‘Ibang-iba na’: Jodi Sta. Maria’s cat Naia continues to wow Pinoys with transformation

September 21, 2023 - 8:06 PM
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Naia before_after
Naia playing in this photo from Jodi Sta. Maria's Twitter on Jan. 9, 2023; Naia dressed up in this photo from her post on Sept. 21, 2023 (JodiStaMaria/X)

Airport stray-turned-feline celebrity Naia (pronounced Na-ya) continued to amaze Filipinos with his significant improvement nine months after being rescued by actress Jodi Sta. Maria.

The actress on Thursday, September 21 shared a picture of her rescued ginger cat in a suit with the caption:

“Good morning from Mister Always Hungry and Always Sleepy (smiling face emoji) Have a wonderful day, everyone (white heart emoji.”

Jodi’s post has earned over 2,700 likes and several comments, including those who have witnessed Naia’s physical transformation following his rescue last January.

“Naia looks so much healthier! His coat is glossier and thicker,” a user on the X (formerly Twitter) platform wrote.

“Our not-so-baby Naia,” another user wrote.

“Grabe, ibang-iba na talaga si Naia sa dating kuting sa airport,” commented a different Pinoy.

Naia used to be the stray kitten that Jodi encountered at Terminal 1 of NAIA earlier this year.

Jodi said the cat appeared to be “asking for humans to feed and help” him, adding that the passengers’ carts were bumping him at that time.

The actress’ adoption story has captured social media users’ attention. She has since been giving updates about the rescued feline.

READ: Jodi Sta. Maria and Naia: Journey from being a stray kitty to a celebrity pet | ‘Healthier and more playful’: Jodi Sta. Maria shares updates about rescued cat Naia

Jodi is an animal lover who is said to have a “soft spot for cats.”