Kapuso stars bond with fans during Fanatxt anniversary party

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La Lola stars Rhian Ramos (left) and JC De Vera gamely posed with the Fanatxt-ers (inset). The former was so cool about the "meet and greet" concept of the event that she felt so at ease chatting with fans. She even gave a wacky pose during photo-op.


Super funnnnnnnnnn! Sobra!" exclaims a fan during the fifth anniversaryparty of Fanatxt at Jimmy's Bar and Grill in Timog Avenue, Quezon City,on August 30, 2008.

As early as 7:00 p.m., the place is already jam-packed. Right in front ofthe stage is the fans, having dinner.

In one corner of the venue are the Sexbomb dancers, preparing for theirdance number. The said dance group jumpstarted the mobile services of Fanatxt, which was launched five years ago. "Proud kami dun," says Rochelle Pangilinan.

Then in batches, StarStruck alumni Stef Prescott, Rainier Castillo, LJReyes, Vanessa del Moral, Dion Ignacio, Marky Cielo, Aljur Abrenica, CharisseSolomon, and Mark Herras arrive and happily mingle with the guests.

Lovi Poe, who's presently working on her second album, is also among the early birds.She sings Freestyle's "So Slow" and D'Sound's "Tattooed on MyMind" later that evening.

At past 9:00 p.m., JC De Vera and Rhian Ramos, lead stars of upcoming TVseries La Lola, show up. The two are seen chattingwith their fans and having photo-op.

German Moreno also drops by before proceeding to his late-night show Master Showman. He even gives his ownrendition of classic piece "Dahil Sa Iyo."

I.T.A.L.Y. star Jolina Magdangalalso graces the event, and sings the carrier single of her album Destiny, "Will of the Wind," with a Fanatxt subscriber.

In between the eating, jamming, dancing, games and raffle—a band called Batskeeps the mood upbeat with their songs.

Kim Idol of Zirkoh Comedy Bar and Buboy of Takeshi's Castle are the affair's hosts.

Evert Lateo, GMA NMI's (New Media Inc.) head of business development for mobile, explains that the concept of the event stems from a promo, dubbed as Fanatxt Funtastic Five, whichstarted last August 1.

She relates, "Those people, mga fans yan, so 40 yan, and then we invited topFanatxt celebrities. It's a fans day, meet and greet..."

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It's not hard to miss the 40 people she's referring to. They are at the V.I.P.area hobnobbing with celebs and having a grand time!

Kapuso talents are obviously glad to have that moment with their fans. Butto say that the Fanatxt-ers are ecstatic would be an understatement—they own the night and truly shine morethan the stars!


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