Bea Alonzo on rumored boyfriend Zanjoe Marudo: "He's the perfect guy. Anyone would be lucky [to have him]."

Photo: Allan Sancon

Friends and colleagues partied with Bea Alonzo last night, October 8, to celebrate two milestones in her life —her 24th birthday and her 10th anniversary in showbiz.

Dubbed BEHOLD, 10 Years of Brilliance, 24 Years of Wonder, the event took place at The Establishment at The Fort.

Wearing an all-white asymmetrical dress that showed off her toned legs, Bea made a grand entrance with rumored boyfriend Zanjoe Marudo by her side, who held her hand all the way to the stage.

In her brief speech, she said: "I don't hold parties but sa dami ng pumunta parang gusto ko gawin ito every year. Nakita ko ang mga taong gusto kong makita. Thank you." 

The ABS-CBN actress will turn 24 on October 17, 2011.

At around 11 p.m., Bea changed into a sparkling dress revealing a sexy back. She agreed to be interviewed by select members of the press, including PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal).

She said: "I'm very happy 'cause nagpunta ang mga friends ko. I feel so loved. Noong una, medyo skeptical ako kasi hindi talaga ako pumupunta sa mga parties. I didn't know that it would be this successful.

"Gusto ko nang mag-birthday party every year kasi it doesn't hurt to celebrate every now and then."

Why did Bea agree to throw a big party this year?

"It's my 10th anniversary in showbiz this year and feeling ko, kailangan kong mag-give back to those people na naging part ng career ko.

What role did Zanjoe play in Bea's 24th birthday celebration?

"Si Zanjoe ang nag-invite sa mga tao," Bea said. "Kasi he's so friendly. Siya tahimik lang pero  alam mong marami siyang kaibigan."

What is Bea's wish for herself?

"Marami pang pagkakataon. Gusto ko pang maraming magawa na mas magandang mga projects."