From JaneNella to Mimiyuuuh: Pinoy celebrities who attended BLACKPINK's concert at the Philippine Arena
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Filo BLINKs had the best time at the recently concluded Philippine leg of the K-pop girl group's Born Pink concert tour at the Philippine Arena. Aside from their much-loved songs, the all-female quartet also performed Ice Cream for the first time ever, but without featured artist Selena Gomez.
Local celebrities made sure not to miss the hotly anticipated event that saw a nearly occupied 55,000-seater arena for two consecutive nights.
Just like everyone else, these Filipino household names fell in line and were lucky enough to secure tickets, as well as soundcheck access for some.
Darren Espanto, Cassy Legaspi, Mavy Legaspi, Kyline Alcantara, Denise Laurel, Andrea Brillantes, and Ricci Rivero
Denise was the seventh wheel with couples Andrea and Ricci, Mavy and Kyline, as well as rumored pair Darren and Cassy.
Andrea got noticed by the K-pop group during the show with her viral promposal to her boyfriend, basketball player Ricci Rivero to the upcoming Star Magical Prom.
Alexa was the "happiest girl" when she got to attend the first day of the BLACKPINK concert.
“Present! See you, Blackpink!" she posted in an Instagram story.
The actress-singer previously covered BLACKPINK's The Happiest Girl in November 2022.
JaneNella (Jane De Leon and Janella Salvador)
Filipino Celebrities Janella Savador and Jane De Leon spotted at BORN PINK Manila— BLACKPINK BLINK UNION 💕 (@BBU_BLACKPINK) March 25, 2023
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On-screen rivals-turned-tandem JaneNella, comprised of Jane De Leon and Janella Salvador, likewise attended the Born Pink concert.
The two were also spotted enjoying their soundcheck access prior to the show.
Janella has performed K-pop hits including BLACKPINK's Kill This Love, while Jane has danced How You Like That.
Sanya showed up to the concert with her BLACKPINK official light stick.
"Basta alam kong umuwi akong masaya! I love you, Blackpink," Sanya posted before the event.
She previously posted her appreciation for BLACKPINK member Lisa's limited-edition lineup of MAC cosmetics.
Longtime K-pop stan Mimiyuuuh said Born Pink was her first concert this year.
"SOBRANG SAYA KO NITONG ARAW NA ‘TO! MAHAL NA MAHAL NAMIN KAYO, Blackpink! Thank you for making my year already," the content creator posted.
Mimiyuuuh has danced to Blackpink choreographies on her vlog, including As If It's Your Last and Pretty Savage, as well as Lisa's solo hit Lalisa.
John Prats and Isabel Oli
John Prats is the newest BLINK on the block.
He joined his wife, Isabel Oli, and their daughter, Lilly Feather at the Born Pink concert.
"Super fun day with my 2 girls! BLACKPINK day! Black pink black in your area! Naging fan na rin ako. Hahahaha. Happy ako na happy kayo wifey Isabel ni Feather. I love you sooo much guys!" the satisfied husband and father posted.
P-pop act SB19 was able to take time off their busy schedule to attend the second night of the sold-out concert. The group has done dance covers of BLACKPINK songs like Ddu-Du Ddu-Du and Whistle.
Doug, Kendra, and Scarlett Kramer are seen seated together enjoying the Born Pink show.
"Some snippets from Blackpink’s concert last night! THEY’RE SUCH GREAT PERFORMERS!!! I CRIED LIKE THREE TIMES LAST NIGHT AHSHAHSHHAHSHAHA! I’LL NEVER FORGET THIS CONCERT," Kendra wrote in a post.
Kendra and Scarlett previously dressed up in Blink outfits for a BLACKPINK event in June 2019.
BLACKPINK's two-day concert in the country was held from March 25-26 in Bulacan.
The ongoing world tour is the second global event headlined by the iconic quartet to promote their second Korean studio album release, Born Pink. It started on Oct. 15, 2022, in Seoul, South Korea, and will conclude on June 17 in Sydney, Australia.
BLACKPINK, consisting of Rosé, Jennie, Lisa and Jisoo, debuted in 2016 under YG Entertainment. They’re best known for their hit songs How You Like That, Kill This Love, and DDU-DU DDU-DU.