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'She inspires women to be confident in themselves, to be your own kind of beautiful.'
Natch may be based in the US but her love for Heart Evangelista knows no bounds. At 52, Natch has amassed an enviable collection of Heart's collaborations with various clothing, accessories, and jewelry brands. "I became a really serious [fangirl]
He even created a paper dolls ~pageant~ of his collection, complete with awards and a souvenir program!
Jimpy, 25, has been fascinated with local showbiz ever since he was a kid. But interestingly enough, his love for artistas was a way for him to discover something new: paper dolls! When he was in grade school, Jimpy chanced upon these
'All I know is that everyone around me was screaming and it felt like time has stopped.'
For Karen, 32, listening to K-pop-let alone actually stanning a group-never really interested her before. "I first got into EXO back in 2018. I'm actually sort of a late bloomer," Karen tells Cosmopolitan. But it all changed
'First time out of the country, first time in a Pokémon Center. You can imagine my glee.'
If you grew up in the late '90s and early '00s, nothing-I mean, NOTHING-reigned supreme than Pokémon. They were literally everywhere-on TVs, on video games, on cards, on stuffed toys, pillows, shirts, what have you. Poké
'To be honest, sila yung reason kung bakit talaga ako nakapag-survive sa internships.'
Mona, a 26-year old Medical Technology graduate and video creator, remembers the *exact* date she became a fan of SB19: August 27, 2019. "Birthday kasi 'yon ng classmate ko and parang nagtipon-tipon kami," she tells Cosmopolitan. "And then yung
'Nakaka-proud lang na bilang fan, I witnessed Anne Curtis at her happiest.'
One look at Gladyz Anne, 23, and you'd notice she shares an uncanny resemblance with a certain Filipina superstar, Anne Curtis. You could say their similarities in their physical appearance must be ~fate~ because, for Gladyz, her ultimate idol is
‘We kind of grew up together and I think that's really special. And I love that.’
Barb, 24, vividly remembers how the story of her life as a Directioner started: "It was 2011, I was 15, I believe it was Spanish class," she tells Cosmopolitan. Her friend comes in telling her to check out this band and shows
'They've been through a lot. So if anyone deserved the world's love or recognition, it's definitely BTS.'
Meet Kaye, a best-selling author and a longtime fan of global superstars, BTS. At 26, her journey with them started back in 2014, "just when their second EP Skool Luv Affair came out," Kaye tells Cosmopolitan. "I remember my college BFF
'You have to control your feels, especially kung yung favorite artist mo yung nandiyan. 'Di ka pwedeng mag-fangirl.'
For a lot of fans, gaining access to meet their favorite idols seems like a far-fetched dream, but for Ruth, it's actually part of her job. In Episode 17 of the Fangirl Diaries, Ruth, a 24-year-old multimedia
'P.S. I wrote a book about you, I hope one day you'll get to see it.'
21-year-old Julia is a fangirl of several K-pop acts-GOT7, TREASURE, Stray Kids, NCT-but it's the 13-member self-producing idols, SEVENTEEN, who are her ultimate stan group. She's been down the whole Hallyu
'[I'm] proud and happy because, for the 15 long years, they chose to stay together.'
Super Junior need next to no introduction to Filipinos because, Hallyu lover or not, they are one of the biggest and first K-pop acts to ever win the hearts of Pinoys. In fact, they were the first K-pop group to
'Internet and technology use wasn't really that big during that time. We were happy with 360p videos.'
In 2020, K-pop continues to break through global airwaves and online media with an overwhelming variety of musical acts and content these artists produce. Ask anyone now if they've listened to K-pop, and you'd most likely
'I met my bias for the first time. And it was actually a really happy moment for me.'
For the first installment of our special two-part feature on Girls' Generation fans, we put the spotlight on Rich, a 22-year-old architecture graduate and long-time SONE. Rich's love for Girls' Generation started in 2009
'Binawi nila yung stress natin sa pandemic na 'to.'
Boys' Love (BL) dramas have had loyal followers for several years now, but it was only in 2020-specifically when the world went on lockdown-that they became a wildly popular phenomenon. Jezah, 23, is a Filipina living in Bangkok, Thailand
'So you know the feeling na parang, wow, ito 'yon. Naupo siya rito minsan, naupo siya. Ito 'yon.'
No matter how many adaptations the Hana Yori Dango series has gotten, Pinoys fall in love with its classic rich-boy-poor-girl romance time and time again. For friends Liz and Mitzi, it was the 2018 Chinese remake, Meteor Garden, that
'Ilang beses kong paulit-ulit sinasabi na, 'Oh my gosh, totoo na talaga sila.' As in, nasa harap ko lang sila.'
For Yana, her intro to K-pop happened by coincidence. As an avid K-drama fan, Yana watched the Korean reality show, Roommate, back in 2017 which starred her ultimate oppa at that time, Seo Kang Joon. Little did she know that
'We'd like to give Deok Sun and Jung Hwan the happy ending that they deserve.'
Reply 1988's Deok Sun and Jung Hwan (played by Lee Hyeri and Ryu Jun Yeol) may not have been end game in the drama, but for Mhy and Mon, they wanted to give them the "happy ending they deserved." Mhy
'SHINee is and will forever be five.'
Pau's deep dive into SHINee happened in 2017 when she got to chance to watch them perform at the Global Peace Concert One K In Manila. At that time, she didn't know who these second-gen K-pop
With 568 figures, this fanboy sees no signs of stopping!
Meet Cholo, a proud collector of Funko Pops and a certified Funko Funatic. For Episode 7 of the Fangirl Diaries, this fanboy gives us a look into his extensive collection of these pop culture bobbleheads, a hobby which he started back in
'When I found BTS, I was in a very dark place in my life.'
May 31, 2019 will always be special for Sammie because it was the exact date she became a fan of K-pop supergroup, BTS. As an ARMY, or an official fan of BTS, Sammie went beyond collecting merch-her love for the