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2023 Wrapped: From heartfelt reunions to celebrity interactions, here are PhilSTAR L!fe's top TikTok content

By Yoniel Acebuche Published Dec 29, 2023 1:38 pm

As 2023's clock winds down, social media is flooded with recaps, throwbacks, and "best of" lists. ️Before you get flooded with "chapter closed" essays and "2023 season finale" reels, let's take a quick trip down memory lane, starting with the hottest TikTok videos PhilSTAR L!fe has shared this year.

From viral dances to heartwarming moments, get ready to relive the moments that made 2023 special.

10: Nico Bolzico decodes the Wifezilla code

Nico Bolzico is known for his nuggets of wisdom as the "president" of the Bullied Husbands Club since 2018. He even came up with an entire book about it.

The businessman dedicated the BHC manual to his wife, actress Solenn Heussaff, and their two children, Tili and Mili. "This book was created out of respect, admiration, and pure love that I have for Solenn," he wrote in his dedication.

Sharing more of his BHC wisdom is a guide to every husband on decoding the "Wifezilla code." It features his wife, Solenn, as he tries to decipher what she really means.

The video was posted on L!fe's account on July 24 and it garnered over 1.3 million views.

9: Chris Brown's lap dance; Heart Evangelista's comment on Korean artist

Chris Brown's viral lap dance and Heart Evangelista's remark on Cha Eun Woo tied for the 9th spot.

The former video made rounds on social media as a man literally ended his relationship with his girlfriend after the latter received a lap dance from the R&B singer onstage.

During the Take You Down performance, he opened up about how he truly felt when his significant other went up the stage for a lap dance from "Chris Breezy."

Meanwhile, Pinoy fashion icon Heart Evangelista lived every fan girl's dream as she interacted closely with ASTRO's Cha Eun Woo. The K-pop star was asked where he would want to spend his summer in the video. Heart, who was on the side, as heard in the video, candidly screams, "In the Philippines, in the Philippines."

Both videos reached more than 1.5 million views and were posted on March 20 and June 15, respectively.

8: Kim Chiu and Kris Aquino's reunion in LA

Linlang star Kim Chiu and Queen of All Media Kris Aquino prove that real friendship knows no distance. This content clinched the 8th spot with 1.6 million views.

In the video, Kris is reunited with her "panganay" Kim as the latter visits her in the United States. This marks their first hangout since Kris moved to the country to undergo treatments for her autoimmune diseases.

7: Angelica Panganiban's daughter's artista moment

Celebrity in the making? Angelica Panganiban shared an adorable video of her daughter Amila's "artista" moment, where the latter can be seen crying and giggling in front of the camera.

"Sabihin mo muna 'mama,'" the local actress can be heard saying in the clip. Her little one cried, but when Angelica started laughing, Amila did the same as she looked at the camera.

The video was posted in L!fe's TikTok account on May 27 with over 1.6 million views.

6: Miles Ocampo and Elijah Canlas' rollercoaster ride

Captioned "the things you do for love," ex-lovers Miles Ocampo and Elijah Canlas sent kilig feels to their supporters as they displayed their lovely moment in a video where Miles teased Elijah about braving a rollercoaster ride. The video garnered over 1.8 million views.

On November 23, Elijah confirmed in an interview that they had called it quits.

"Sadly, no, we broke a couple of months ago," Elijah said, adding that his love for Miles will always be there, and he will always be her "number one fan."

5: Halle Bailey sings Vanessa's Trick

Making it in the Top 5 with more than 1.9 million views is the behind-the-scenes look of The Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey.

In the video, Halle can be seen in a studio recording Vanessa's Tricks, one of the movie soundtracks. The movie graced the cinema last May 24.

4: BTS' Jungkook and Usher dance to Yeah

This TikTok content round-up would not be complete without an entry from K-pop powerhouse BTS. Its "Golden Maknae" drove ARMYs wild when he shared the dance floor with American R&B legend Usher to the tune of Yeah!

Likewise, the Standing Next To You remix dropped earlier this month featuring a new verse from Usher— a few weeks before Jungkook announced that he would be the latest member of BTS to begin his mandatory South Korean military service alongside fellow band member Jimin.

The video received over 2 million views on L!fe's TikTok account.

3: AESPA gets interviewed by internet personality Shan Rizwan; Wally Bayola on St. Dwight

From one K-pop act to another!

Shan Rizwan, an internet personality from New York City known for his on-the-spot interviews with well-known artists, casually interviewed the K-pop girl group AESPA about their favorite song. Ningning, Karina, and Winter answered Ivy by Frank Ocean, Kill Bill by SZA, and Cinema by Harry Styles, respectively.

On the other hand, who would not be mesmerized by the visual of Gilas Pilipinas' shooting guard, Dwight Ramos, who was dubbed "St. Dwight?"

During the FIBA 2023, his long-time partner and Volleyball star, Kianna Dy, shared on her Instagram account a video of Wally Bayola, who candidly showed his adoration to the former's boyfriend while cheering, "I love you, Baby!" then said, "sorry" after Kianna focused the camera to him.

Both videos amassed 2.2 million views this year.

2: Zoe Gabriel explains why Charles & Keith is considered a luxury for her

The second most watched Tiktok content on L!fe this year is the video of Singapore-based Filipina teen Zoe Gabriel, who was bashed for calling Charles & Keith "luxury." It accumulated more than 2.4 million views after being posted earlier this year. 

In case you missed it, Zoe received a Charles & Keith double-handle tote bag (worth P4,799 in the Philippines) from her dad as a gift, which she gratefully posted on TikTok with the video's introductory text reading "my first luxury bag."

Now-deleted comments at the time included "Who's gonna tell her?" among other hate posts directed toward or alluding to the minor, dissing and dismissing the idea that the accessory brand could even be considered a luxury brand.

The bashing she received can be considered a "blessing in disguise" as the teen is now living the dream by becoming a model of the Charles & Keith Alia bag's special iteration in support of the United Nations Women's "Storytelling for Gender Equality" program.

1: Kris Aquino's kids Bimby and Josh reunite

The top trending TikTok content on L!fe is the heartfelt reunion of the tight-knit brothers Bimby and Josh when the former returned to the Philippines after being with their mom Kris Aquino for a year.

In the video, Kris couldn't help but tear up as she bid farewell to her youngest son, Bimby, at the airport.

Likewise, the video showed that Bimby excitedly called his Kuya Josh and hugged each other. 

The video earned over 2. 8 million views after it was posted last June 9.

To see more videos like these, follow PhilSTAR L!fe on TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.