Here's How 20 Local Celebs Welcomed The Start Of The New Year

These local celebs are feeling hopeful for the new year!
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With 2019 coming to a close, we can’t help but feel ~thankful~ for the year that was. Here are 20 of your favorite local celebs and how they welcomed the start of a new decade filled with hope, love, and positivity.

1. Maine Mendoza

Maine, who recently celebrated her first year anniversary with boyfriend Arjo Atayde, welcomed 2020 looking ~fresh~ at the beach.

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2. Bea Alonzo

Bea is emerging as a stronger woman in 2020. In November 2019, Bea said she has moved on from her controversial breakup with Gerald Anderson, and in the same month, Bea opened her new restaurant business. In her new year’s post, Bea wrote, “Take time to appreciate how far you’ve come.”

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3. Kim Chiu

Kim, who’s currently on a European vacation with boyfriend Xian Lim, posted a video greeting from Switzerland:

4. Xian Lim

For his new year’s message, Xian said, “Let us welcome 2020 with positivity and optimism. No new year’s resolution for me. There is no need to wait for January to change your life and mindset for the better.”

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5. Alden Richards

Alden, who had a pretty good 2019 with the success of his blockbuster film Hello, Love, Goodbye, has been spending a lot of time at the gym and had results to show for it. The actor, who is currently in South Korea, posted an almost *shirtless* photo of himself as he greeted his 3.4 million followers a happy new year.

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6. Gabbi Garcia

In her new year’s post, Gabbi called 2019 “amazing.” She wrote, “Thank you for making me stronger. Here’s to learning more and appreciating everything around us!”

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7. & 8. Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff

Anne, who is expecting her first child with Erwan, spent the new year in Australia with her husband. In an Instagram Stories post, it looks like Anne had a romantic New Year’s Eve dinner with her husband.

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9. Alex Gonzaga

Alex, who has found success as a YouTube vlogger, hit a milestone when she reached four million subscribers in July 2019. he actress and host spent New Year's with her family, together with boyfriend Mikee Morada. She wrote, “Family pa din sa 2020!”

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10. Jennylyn Mercado

Jennylyn, who’s starring in the upcoming teleserye Descendants of the Sun, celebrated the new year watching fireworks with her son Alex Jazz.

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11. Arci Munoz

Arci is celebrating the turn of the decade in New York where it looks like she’ll be attending the iconic ball drop in Times Square.

12. Angel Locsin

Angel, who is known for her acts of philanthropy, had a quiet New Year’s Eve celebration in the company of her family. 

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13. & 14. Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla

Real-life sweethearts Kathryn and Daniel lit some sparklers to welcome 2020. 

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15. Lovi Poe

Lovi is ringing in the new year together with her rumored boyfriend Montogomery Blencowe in California.

16. Marian Rivera

Marian, who celebrated her fifth wedding anniversary with Dingdong Dantes on December 30, posted a touching new year’s message. The actress wrote, “One of my greatest blessings is being a mother of these two wonderful children.”

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17. & 18. Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico

Solenn recently played a prank on Nico where she pretended that her water broke. Solenn and Nico are expecting the birth of their first child *very soon* and the couple rang in the New Year at the hospital. Nico shared, “Advance Happy New Year! Looks like we are spending it in an unexpected place this time! Waiting for #BabyBolz!”

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19. Andi Eigenmann

Andi celebrated the last day of 2019 at the beach with her partner Philmar Alipayo and kids Ellie and Lilo. Andi wrote, “I am incredibly grateful to have these three and my life and to welcome the new year with them—my favorite people in the world! You three brought so much light and joy into my life and I only wish to be able to spend a zillion years with you guys to give all that love back!”

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20. Heart Evangelista

Heart had a quiet new year up in the mountains with husband Chiz Escudero and his kids. Heart wrote, “From the Escuderos with love.” 

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