Angel Locsin has been spreading love through her various efforts to help in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. But our real-life superhero also received all the love in the world when she turned 35 years old yesterday, April 23. Even in the midst of an enhanced community quarantine, the Kapamilya actress had a low-key celebration at home with her family and fiancé Neil Arce, who surprised her with a Darna-themed party.
But the quarantine didn't stop Angel's closest friends in showbiz to post the sweetest greetings on social media. Read on to feel all the birthday love!
Dimples Romana sure has loads of kwentos about her bestie, but she chose to share an instance when Angel took care of Dimples' son Alonzo so she would be able to have a proper date night with her hubby. She then went to gush over how Angel never made her "feel inferior" despite being a superstar.
"Naghanap ako ng photos that best describe you as a person to me and to my family and came up with these two photos. Si Alonzo 'to. I remember this first photo very vividly dahil eto yung pumunta ka sa bahay kasi sabi mo kailangan na namin mag-date ng asawa ko kaya ikaw na muna kay Alonzo. Umalis kami at naiwan ka sa bahay. Alam ng lahat kung gaano kita mahal. Sa totoo, sa pagkakaibigan natin, I never remember you are the superstar that you are because not once did you ever make me feel inferior. You are always kind to everyone. Hindi ka namimili, hindi ka nanghuhusga. Ang nakikita nila ngayon ay lahat ng pagtulong mo para sa napakaraming pamilya. Kung nakita nila lahat ng nakita kong ginawa mo sa iba pang tao, mas lalo ka pa nilang mamahalin."
Angel's go-to makeup artist for the past 15 years, Lala Flores, wrote how she is "our modern hero." Yup, our Darna through and through!
"Everyone knows you have a face of an angel, but to me, your true beauty lies in your heart of gold. It's evident that people gravitate towards you because of your good heart and selflessness, you are our modern hero—real-life angel and Darna! I feel honored to be a part of your life for more than 15 years now. Even with a superstar status, you have grown to be more humble and beautiful through the years."
Celebrity photographer and one of Angel's closest friends, Mark Nicdao, posted a series of photos he took of Angel over the years—a cover shoot in Japan, a candid snap of Angel and Neil before they became a couple, and several other memorable photos that document their friendship.
"Gel, the amount of self you’ve given to people. It's beyond inspiring. Today you're born and we're all in this crazy situation now and you leveled yourself even higher. We are all in awe of your presence. Happy Birthday and thank you for the immeasurable trust with all the work we've done."
Angel's fiancé Neil Arce kept his greeting short and sweet but gave emphasis on Angel "helping people for over a month straight now"—a reference to her various philanthropic efforts during the pandemic.
"Happy birthday my love! I know this year you celebrated the way you truly want to celebrate your birthday, by helping people for over a month straight now. I'll be with you every step of the way! I declare protection over you in Jesus' name! I love you gorgeous."
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