Which Celebrity Have You Seen In Person?

@24Champ (465)
October 11, 2008 5:15pm CST
Hi all. So, which celebrity i.e., from the entertainment industry (movies, TV, music), sports, politics (I included this because they are often in the limelight), etc. have you seen in person? Mine would be as follows (many of these were seen by me by chance only e.g., on an airplane, airport, department store, other public places): Film/TV/Music: FPJ, Dencio Padilla, Apeng Daldal, George Estregan, Anthony Alonzo, Rudy Fernandez, Patricia Borromeo (R.I.P. all), Joseph Estrada, Marianne De La Riva (very beautiful face), Janet Bordon, Lucita Soriano, Rez Cortez, Arnold Gamboa, Paquito Diaz, Vic Diaz, Dave Brodett, Orestes Ojeda, Bing Rodrigo, Dyords Javier, Redford White, Caridad Sanchez, Gloria Diaz, Tony-Rose Gaida, Richard Gomez, Randy Santiago, Jim Paredes, Eva Eugenio, Dawn Zulueta, Pops Fernandez, Ana Roces, Marjorie Barretto, Jolina Magdangal, Herbert Bautista, Smokey Manaloto, Romnick Sarmenta, Harlene Bautista, Hero Bautista, Reuben Manahan, Juliana Palermo, Ynez Veneracion, Noel Cabangon, Gary Granada, Arnel Ignacio Politics (only those visible in TV): Ernesto Maceda, Edgardo Angara, Francisco Tatad, Ting-Ting Cojuangco, Teofisto Guingona, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Fidel Ramos, Bongbong Marcos, Imelda Marcos TV/Radio Journalism: Tina Monzon-Palma, Dong Puno, Arnold Clavio, Maqui Pulido, Gerry Geronimo Sports: Norman Black Foreign Artists: David Gates and the Bread (I watched their concert in Manila in 1997) That's all I can remember. If others don't ring a bell to you, that's because they were popular during the 70s when I saw them as a kid. Others are "has-beens". Which means, I'm getting old, too. :-)
10 responses
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
I have seen/glimpsed a lot of politicians and celebrities at various venues over the years. But here's the list of famous Filipino people who I had the privilege to talk to personally because I interviewed theme for some of my articles for various Philippine publications: Jaya, Regine Tolentino, Miriam Quiambao, Rosa Rosal, Marjorie Barretto and Dennis Padilla, Rachel Alejandro, Mrs. Ligaya Salonga (Lea's mom), Olen Juarez-Lim (wife of PBA coach Frankie Lim), Patricia and Vinze Hizon, Liwayway Vinzons-Chato and Bayani Fernando. I noticed you did list the names of a lot of older people :)
@24Champ (465)
12 Oct 08
Wow, you are indeed a writer. May I ask for which specific publication? It must be a great experience interviewing these famous people. Yeah, mentioning the names of old celebs reveals my age...heheh. Anyway, thanks for sharing.
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
send me a pm so i can send you the link to my professional/official website. i prefer to remain anonymous here :)
@amoisan (240)
• Canada
11 Oct 08
i got to see brad pit and angelina jolie well he was filming a movie here in my city and they went to west edmonton mall to do some shoping.
@24Champ (465)
11 Oct 08
Wow, you saw Brangelina? What else can I say but lucky you. :-)
@amoisan (240)
• Canada
11 Oct 08
yup they were in edmonton about 4 years ago and he was filming the legend of jesse james they spent about 3 months here and the press here would not leave them alone with i thought was rude they filmed the movie in fort edmonton.
@yuna15 (2707)
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
Woah You have seen a lot of them! LOL. I recently saw KC concepcion in trinoma. A few others is Gary Valenciano, Regine Velasquez, John Lloyd Cruz, Aiza Seguerra, the people in sa linggo na po sila. This was when we visited Channel 2 and watched the noon time show. The only foreign star I've seen in person was Aaron Carter and he was so young that time. Err... I don't think I can list down every body.
@24Champ (465)
12 Oct 08
Thanks for sharing. I'm just doing this as part of my memory check...heheh So, may I add to my list the following people that I just remembered seeing in the past?Carmi Martin (saw her at Shangri-La, Makati; she looks young in her age) Antoinette Taus (saw her at the National Bookstore; she's very small) Raymond Lauchengco (Robinson's Galleria) The S3x Bomb dancers(just a glimpse of them while performing at Robinson's Galleria; they are all petite) Angge, the legendary alalay of many famous showbiz personalities in the 70s (yayyy; saw her dining at Robinson's food court) Dominic Ochoa (saw him at a gas stop/refreshment stop along S. Expressway) Lourna Pal, former singer ("So let it be, let's not harm the tree, let it be"...heheh) Ansel Beluso (former showbiz columnist/talk show personality); he stared right into my eyes during my graduation ceremony at UP (yayy...maybe he was scouting for a showbiz talent that time...hahah) Eagle of Unang Hirit (Landmark, Makati) Karen Davila of ABS-CBN news (Cebu airport) Howee Severino of GMA's Sine Totoo (he looks like Andrew E. heheh) Susan Enriquez of GMA-News and Kay Susan Tayo (she was one of my co-passengers in a bus when she had this argument with the bus conductor, who was apparently drunk; she was "binatukan" ng bus conductor (who claimed she refused to pay her fare because she's a member of the press, which Susan denied who instead said she can even buy the whole bus); so she cursed and punched the conductor on his arm many times and was so angry then demanded to get off the bus...and still did not pay...hahahah) Salvador Escudero III, former Sec of the Department of Agriculture (DA) Sen. Chiz Escudero (son of Sec. Escudero) Sen. Serge Osmeña III Sen. Jinggoy Estrada former DOH Sec. and Sen. Juan Flavier former Sen. Nikki Coseteng former Sen. Leticia Ramos-Shahani (talked to her couple of times in the past) Padim Israel, Biboy Ravañez, Bobby Parks (former PBA players) I mentioned Jolina earlier. I actually saw her on two different occasions (one in Robinson's and the other at the Manila and Bicol airports) within a month; Oh, well...I wouldn't mind if it was Kristine Hermosa or Iza Calsado (no offense to Jolina's fans) Cheers all!
@caskins (689)
• United States
11 Oct 08
hello my fellow myLotter, as for me when i was around 8 years old i had the pleasure to see Andre The Giant, former world heavyweight champion (wrestler), at the Nashville Airport.
@24Champ (465)
11 Oct 08
Hey, you saw Andre? Wow, that must be something. He was a legend of wrestling. Was he really big (and scary too)?
@cher913 (25884)
• Canada
11 Oct 08
my hubby has been up close and well not personal with Robin Williams. He was doing a comedy show at a theatre in Toronto (canada) and was walking down one of the main streets in the city and hubby walked right by him and didnt know who he was until someone asked him for his autograph! :-)
@24Champ (465)
11 Oct 08
Robin Williams is one of my fave comedians. He is also good in drama.
@artibg (292)
• Bulgaria
11 Oct 08
lol nice list buddy
@24Champ (465)
11 Oct 08
Thanks. But I'm sure you don't know anyone of these people (except maybe David Gates)because they are all from the Philippines (my country). Cheers!
@edujccz (929)
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
i have seen a lot of them but the only person i talked with was Donita Rose. It happened when i accompanied my wife at Mega Mall, as she was selecting a shoe, Donita came, she too was making a selection and mistook me as the attendant, after fitting it, she asked me if it look nice to her, I said "no" and showed her my boots. I said "she should pick something to go with her beauty" and she smiled, she was very friendly and not minding to ask anyone in the place. The likes of Marian Rivera, Izza Calsado,Ruffa Mae Quinto,Wendell Ramos at a parade along Roxas Blvd. Fernando Poe during the shooting of Aguila, me acting as a classmates of Jay ilagan, Palito, saw them all but some paces away. Bomber Moran was my team mate in Basketball when we were younger, Alma Moreno used to parade in our place during Flores de Mayo. Tito Vic and Joey was at Edsa revolution, but it was Rudy Fernandez who approached and a hand shake during the kapit bisig going to Libis. And Jingoy Estrada at Baclaran Church. Many more, but i can't remember names anymore.
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
12 Oct 08
I have attended quite a few concerts. Here is my list of Singers: No Doubt and Gwen Stefanie The Cranberries Jason Mraz Alicia Keys Rick Astley Pussycat dolls Avril Lavigne Black Eyed Peas Blue Sum 41 Jay Chou (from Taiwan) Here is my list of Sportsmen: 1999/2000 Manchester United Squad (They came to Singapore for a tour) - David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Peter Schmeichel and etc Michael Phelps (in the Singapore Changi Airport - totally by chance )
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
Ok, I will have to put them according to your format. I have seen basketball players like: Alvin Patrimonio, Samboy Lim, Allan Caidic, Rommel Adducul, and the whole Ginebra Team (who played in 2005). I have also seen in person the following showbiz personalities: Carmina Villaroel, Iya Villania, Derek Ramsay, Jake Cuenca, Camille Prats, Vandolf, Luis Manzano, Richard Gomez, Hero Angeles, Lucy Torres, Zoren Legaspi, and a lot of them but I could not remember anymore). I once seated beside Professor Randy David (which was a high for me). I shook hands with GMA when she was still the Vice President. I have had a moment near with former President Cory Aquino. I also had a chance to meet in person then Chief Justic Davide.
• Philippines
12 Oct 08
when i was still in high school, there was an event at school and celebrities went there. they were still young that time. thats Jolina magdangal, Claudine Barreto, Gio and Guia alvarez, and other ang TV stars. I've also seen several celebrities at the mall like, derek ramsey, marian rivera, will devough. etc. take care.