Five years in the business, Bea Alonzo celebrates her 19th birthday in her new home. She has been living at the 25th floor of an Eastwood condominium for a month now.
"It's a two-bedroom unit with one maid's quarter and it has the view of Makati area," she humbly smiles. Her new place was styled by the same interior designer who did Sam Milby's new house. [Sam's house is featured in the YES! November issue].
"It's small... It has an L-shaped kitchen—my favorite place kasi I cook a lot. My room naman has one bathroom. ‘Yong isang room, ginawa kong dressing room. Room ‘yon ng cousin ko talaga pero since sinasabi niya naman lalake naman siya... well lalake [gay]... sabi niya wala naman siyang masyadong things so ginawa naming parang dressing room."
Since her move, she had several friends over. "From showbiz, it's Miko [Miko Palanca—her rumored suitor]. Ay no! Shaina [Shaina Magdayao—her best friend] then Miko. He went there."
While most people her age would only dream of having their own pad, she admits the newfound freedom wasn't as fine and dandy at first.
"[Noong] una hindi ako sanay talaga. Now, I'm enjoying it. Nakikita ko ‘yong perks. Okay din pala. Actually nafi-feel ko na independent [ako]... Parang naisip ko na magandang training ‘to for myself ‘tsaka matuto ako sa buhay."