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."
What is her dream role?
"My next project with Olive Lamasan," she said.
In a separate interview with PEP.ph, Sam Milby said he would be working with Bea Alonzo in a movie with Direk Olive.
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The ABS-CBN actress also said she has been following the Cohen diet, and lost ten pounds.
What does Zanjoe think of Bea’s slimmer figure?
"May nagbago ba?" he jokingly asked. "Hindi ko napapansin kasi hindi naman ako tumitingin sa weight. Sexy naman siya kaya bagay na bagay sa kanya ang mga sexy na damit."
Will they have an intimate celebration?
"Pupunta kami ng Korea," said Bea. "Gusto kong makita ang mga parks na pinapakita sa Koreanovela. At tamang-tama, fall sa Korea."
She said they would leave by mid-October and stay for four days.
Zanjoe stressed: "Ako nag-asikaso sa lahat."
GIFT FOR BEA. When asked if he had a gift for Bea, Zanjoe chose to keep mum, saying: "Mag-lo-loan ako. Mag-lo-loan ako sa bangko...baka pwedeng financing."
A reporter asked if his gift was a ring. Zanjoe suddenly knelt down on the floor as if to propose!
Bea just laughed off the gesture, so did Zanjoe.
Is October an important month for Zanjoe?
"Oo, sa October kasi pinanganak ang mga taong importante sa akin, gaya ni Bea," he said. "Pati mommy ko, tatlong kapatid ko, October sila lahat."
Zanjoe said he wants Bea to be his wife in the future.
"Oo naman. Nasa kanya na ang mga qualities ng babae na gusto mong ibahay," he said.
Bea responded by saying, "Pahingi muna ng bahay!"
Zanjoe answered: "Yun ang problema...wala pang bahay."
Bea was asked: Is Zanjoe husband material?
"He’s the perfect guy. Anyone would be lucky [to have him]," she said.