IN PHOTOS: Klea Pineda's chill music fest-inspired debut

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GMA talent Klea Pineda celebrated her 18th birthday with her closest friends and family on Saturday night, March 25, at the poolside of Nobu Hotel in City of Dreams, Pasay City.


Debutante Klea Pineda wanted her birthday party to be "relaxed" and "chill."

Dubbed as #EighteenK, Klea had a music fest/boho-chic party sponsored by GMA- 7 on Saturday night, March 25, at the poolside of Nobu Hotel in City of Dreams, Parañaque City.

All eyes were on Klea as she made her grand entrance to the venue clad in a gorgeous chartreuse-colored couture gown by Leo Almodal.

The inspiration behind her look was Muyak, her character in Encantadia.

Her glam team was composed of stylist Ryuji Shiomitsu, hairstylist Mark Anthony Rosales, and makeup artist Jason delos Reyes.

Read: The three outfits worn by debutante Klea Pineda at her party


After walking down the red carpet, Klea blew out the candles on the cupcakes. The simple task became quite a challenge because it was windy.

Her bohemian-inspired five-layer cake was courtesy of Sweet Kiss PH.


Klea had her own throne fully adorned with different types of flowers.


To kick off the party, Kapuso boyband T.O.P. serenaded Klea with their performances of Bruno Mars's "24K" and "Versace On The Floor."


The whole party was planned in just two months by GMA Artist Center and the birthday girl herself.

Macotreju Events International prepared the gypsy-boho set-up of the party.


18 TREASURES. The program began with 18 treasures. 

GMA executives Annette Gozon, Joey Abacan, and Joy Marcelo were the first to give their messages and gifts.

Abacan told Klea, "We gave you gifts that you're going to be using as you continue with your journey to womanhood, so welcome to womanhood."

Marcelo's gift was ordered abroad, and failed to make it to the party. It was a necklace with an Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty pendant.

She explained, "I know your wish is to travel around the world."

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Talent manager Tracy Garcia spoke on behalf of Simoun Ferrer, GMA Artist Center's AVP for Talent Imaging and Marketing.

She told the debutante, "We're wishing you more success, happiness, and blessing."


Klea with one of the sponsors, Dra. Jean Marquez.


Aside from Klea's second gown, Folded&Hung's Marketing Manager Arvie Dizon brought another gift for the clothing brand's endorser.


Klea's parents, Rino and Charito Pineda, also gave birthday messages to their eldest daughter.

Mommy Charito's reminder was: "Pagka nagdesisyon ka, isipin mong mabuti kasi hindi mo naman na maibabalik kung mali yung magiging desisyon mo."

She continued, "Basta isipin mo na lang lagi yung magiging desisyon mo sa buhay kasi eighteen ka na, maging mature ka na."

Her request: "Mag-aral kang mabuti, yun lang ang hinihiling namin sa iyo."


For his part, Daddy Rino said, "Proud na proud kami ni mommy sa iyo, lahat ng family mo proud sa iyo.

"Salamat din dahil proud ka sa akin, kahit na may nakakasalubong tayong executive sa GMA, sinasabi mo, 'Papa ko po!' 

"Nararamdaman ko na proud na proud ka sa akin. Nahihiya nga ako pag pumunuta dun e kasi lagi mo akong pinapakilala. Nararamdaman ko yun, kung sa ibang tatay simple lang yun, sa 'kin, malaking bagay yun."

Rino quipped, "May baon nga akong napkin dito, sabi ko iiyak ako wala akong baong tissue."

Klea's father also mentioned that his daughter is a good and loyal friend, "Minamahal niya talaga yung mga kaibigan niya, iiyak at iiyak talaga siya kapag nag-away kayong dalawa."

Lastly, he thanked GMA for giving his daughter the opportunity to be part of showbiz.

"Nagpapasalamat po ako sa GMA at nagbigay po kayo ng tiwala kay Klea. May timing ang Panginoon, di ba?"

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Preforming Elvis Costello's "She" during the program was Klea's father.


18 CANDLES. The debutante with Encantadia co-stars Vaness del Moral (2nd from left), who plays the role of Gurna; Mikee Quintos (2nd from right), who plays Lira; Sanya Lopez, who plays Sang'gre Danaya


Klea's Starstruck VI batchmates Ana Barro, Arra San Agustin...


...and Ayra Mariano.


Gabbi Garcia, who is playing the role of Sang'gre Alena, also came.

She recently turned 18, and celebrated her birthday last December in Marriott Hotel.


Inah De Belen, who plays the role of Deshna, became good friends with Klea through Encantadia.


Klea with her 18 candles


18 ROSES. A debut won't be complete with her 18 Roses.

Celebrities included on the list were Klea's Starstruck batchmate and One Up member Nikki Co.


One Up member Jay Arcilla did the "nae-nae" dance with Klea.


Protege's Jeric Gonzales


Kapuso actor Juancho Trivino


Encantadia actor Phytos Ramirez, who plays the role of Pao Pao


Kapuso actor Jhake Vargas is also part of Encantadia, where he is playing Gilas.


Meant To Be actor Jak Roberto


Encantadia actors Pancho Magno...


...and Carlo Gonzales also came.


Encantadia's Ruru Madrid


Meant To Be actor Ivan Dorschner


Encantadia actor Rocco Nacino was the last celebrity who danced with Klea.


Klea's cousin Ronn Pineda


Klea's final dance was with her father, Rino.


Klea with her 18 Roses.



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