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Celebrities auction off their pre-loved items for typhoon victims

By PhilSTAR L!fe Published Nov 18, 2020 6:28 am

A number of celebrities have auctioned off some of their items for the victims of recent typhoons, giving people the chance to own enviable items from the closet of the stars while helping fellow Filipinos.

With a noble objective attached to the items' price tags, it isn't a wonder that fans were quick to buy most of them.

Here are some of the coveted items that celebrities put on sale to help typhoon victims.

Heart Evangelista

With her impeccable eye for fashion, it isn't a wonder that Heart Evangelista's Filipiniana dress was immediately sold after it was put out for auction. Photos from Heart Evangelista on Instagram.

Whether she’s strutting down Paris in Delpozo or Versace, or simply quarantining at home with a Fendi, Heart Evangelista never fails to outdo herself when it comes to fashion.

This week, the actress is using her spiffy sense of style for a higher cause as she auctions off her pre-loved items, including some of her most covetable designer finds.

The celebrity visual artist kick-started the auction on Instagram with her collaboration piece with famed fashion designer Mark Bumgarner.

“I'll be auctioning off this @markbumgarner Filipiniana piece I hand-painted myself a few years ago on @shopmaisonlovemarie. All proceeds for this will go to the victims of the recent Typhoon Ulysses,” she wrote on her Instagram feed on November 15.

One of her fans spared no time and bagged it at P20,000.

The next item that the actress pulled out of her luxury-filled closet is her baby pink double-breasted blazer by Balmain. This, too, was quickly purchased by one of her followers at P25,000.

If you want to cop Heart’s chic pre-loved items, too, be sure to stick around her shop’s Instagram wall in the coming days. “I'll also be auctioning off more designer pieces in the next few days so stay tuned for that,” the actress said on her Instagram post.

“For every designer piece that will be bought, I will donate the same amount from my own savings to charity. It is almost Christmas,” she added.

Billie Hakenson

Beauty queen Billie Hakenson bid her valued pageant shoes goodbye in order to help the victims of typhoon Ulysses. Photos from Billie Hakenson on Instagram.

Billie Hakenson remains a crowd favorite even after her stint in the Miss Universe Philippines (MUP) pageant earlier this month.

A proud bisexual and strong advocate of woman empowerment and nature preservation, the MUP fourth runner-up continues to live out the essence of a beauty queen by auctioning her everyday items for typhoon Ulysses victims.

Billie uploaded them in a series of now-deleted Instagram posts on Monday, November 15. The list includes her copy of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson, two brand new Starbucks tumblers, and a pair of nude pumps.

The beauty queen also sold her official Miss World Philippines 2019 swimsuit heels and Miss Universe Philippines 2020 shoes by world-class designer Albert Andrada.

"All proceeds will go to the victims of typhoons Ulysses and Rolly," Billie noted. The auction ended the following day, November 17.

Ramon Bautista

Ramon Bautista sold his HJC RPHA 11 L helmet three times his selling price. Photo from Ramon Bautista on Facebook and Instagram.

Comedian and TV host Ramon Bautista is also among the celebrities who auctioned off their valued items in exchange for donations to the victims of the typhoon.

The celebrity car and motorbike enthusiast started off with his HJC RPHA 11 L helmet at a starting bid of P5,000. “Slightly used. Never fell. Slight chorva underneath but handsome like the one who used it,” he said on his Facebook post on November 14.

It was sold at P14,800 to a buyer who doesn't even have a motorcycle. “Gusto ko lang talaga ho makatulong. Baka magka-motor din balang araw,” the buyer commented on the post. Ramon replied, “Madali na 'yang motor, ang importante may mabuting kalooban.”

The following day, the comedian auctioned off two pairs of HTX JPN high top sneakers at P4,000, and sold them at the highest bid of P14,000 and P16,000.

On November 16, Ramon sold a Nardo Classic 330mm steering wheel sent to him by an "anonymous friend nating living legend in his own right." Bidding began at P25,000 and ended at P40,000.


Gloc-9 sold his brand new Nike Air Jordan sneakers a day after typhoon Ulysses hit the country on November 12. Photo from Gloc-9 on Instagram.

Rapper-songwriter Gloc-9, meanwhile, took to Instagram to sell his brand new Air Jordan 11 Retro, Air Jordan Legacy 312 Low, and Air Jordan Legacy 312 sneakers.

Part of his post on November 13 read, "Mas mabuti mapakinabangan 'yung mapagbentahan ng mga mas nangangailangan." He added, "Huwag mawalan ng pag-asa. Umaaraw na ulit! #Kayanatinito"

Gloc-9 hasn't indicated if the shoes have been sold.