Yen Santos couldn’t help but feel “kilig” over a birthday greeting from American blogger and gossip columnist Perez Hilton.
The Kapamilya actress celebrated her 26th birthday Nov. 20. In an Instagram post, she wrote: “Blessed to say I am 26 years old today! Thank you, Jesus!”
Perez commented on the post and said: “Happy birthday, superstar!!! Much (love),” to which the “Halik” star replied: “OMG! Thank you!”
This is not the first time the Hollywood blogger, known for his PerezHilton.com, noticed a Filipino celebrity.
Early this year, he shared a photo of Erich Gonzales, whom he called his #WCW or “Woman Crush Wednesday.” He praised the actress for being “a true natural beauty.”
In 2017, it was Xia Vigor who caught the attention of Perez after she made headlines globally for her Taylor Swift impersonation on “Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids.”
Then there’s Liza Soberano, whom he has been following on Instagram since December last year.
Speaking of Liza, did you know she is one lucky girl, having noticed by several international artists?
In 2016, American singer-songwriter Charlie Puth personally invited the actress to his “Nine Track Mind” concert tour in Manila. Though she was unable to watch his show, the “One Call Away” followed her on Twitter.
Back in 2014, Liza felt excited when Justin Bieber followed her first on Twitter. However, the “Love Yourself” singer eventually unfollowed her.
Then there’s Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande, whom Liza personally met when they had their respective concerts in Manila.
The Kapamilya actress was also lucky enough to meet the band members of British pop rock band The Vamps backstage. She even had a selfie with lead guitarist James McVey. He was smitten by Liza’s beauty and uploaded their photo on his personal Instagram account. He wrote, “You were so lovely @Lizasoberano.”
In 2005, sexy star-turned-politican Andrea del Rosario was on a vacation in the United States when Vin Diesel, the star of the popular “Fast And Furious” franchise approached her.
When Andrea returned to the country, reports claimed she and Vin continued to have constant communication through e-mails.
Irish pop band “The Script” visited the Philippines in 2012 and their frontman Danny O’ Donoghue was smitten by Miss Universe 2012 first-runner-up Janine Tugonon.
Georgina Wilson’s husband, Arthur Burnand, had a lot of competition before he managed to snag her heart.
The model got singers Kanye West and John Mayer mesmerized by her beauty after meeting them at different events. Kanye even asked for her e-mail address during Singapore’s Sing-Fest music festival in 2010.
On the other hand, it was Vice Ganda who revealed to public that Justin Bieber asked Anne Curtis’ number during his last visit in the Philippines in December 2013.
However, Vice said Anne politely declined to give her number.
In one episode of “Gandang Gabi Vice,” the comedian said: “May isang celebrity, kilala natin. Dumating dito si Justin Bieber tapos pinahingi niya ’yung number nu’ng kakilala nating girl. Pero si girl nagmaganda, hindi binigay ’yung number… Bongga si girl, dinedma si Justin Bieber. Ayaw ko sabihin. Basta itago na lang natin sa pangalang Curtis. Ang taray ni girl, ’di ba?”
Bryce Soderberg of American rock band “Lifehouse” personally invited Maine Mendoza to their Philippine concert in 2015.
After that, Bryce, as well as American singer-songwriter Dawin congratulated the Filipina star for her Twitter record with then-loveteam partner Alden Richards.
Dawin even expressed his admiration to Maine for making a Dubsmash video featuring his hit, “Dessert.” He said: “I love this @mainedcm How many people can remake this video and tag me!? I’ll repost my Favs #MaineDessertDance”
So there, how to be you, guys?
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