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'It's really for everyone, as long as you have that passion.'
Karen Daphne, 26, has been an artist all her life. For years, she enjoyed doing digital and traditional art, but it was only in 2020 when she discovered the ~art~ of building miniatures. Thanks to a friend, she was introduced to miniatures
Check out our first mom and daughter duo in this special episode!
Nida, 66, is a mother of five and a super fan of Alden Richards. Her love for him started in 2015 when she first saw our favorite ~bae~ on Eat Bulaga! "From then naging adik na ako sa kanya. Bumili na ako
'They have the purest hearts with the purest intentions.'
Alyana, 21, has fangirling experiences some of us could only dare dream of. She's met, HUGGED, taken a picture with, and received autographs of her fave actors from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Chris Evans, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Holland, and
'I'm happy that I have this small corner at home, where I can sit down, grab a book, and relax all day.'
It all started in 2008 with the Twilight book series. "I was obsessed with Twilight," Karen tells Cosmopolitan. Now 30, Karen is a nurse and a collector of books, specifically fiction. Her love for the written word began when she was only
'That's what's great about these fandoms: You find a place that you can call home.'
You can call Charlene, 36, an OG fan of Japanese pop culture. She first started with Sailor Moon when it showed on TV in the early '90s. Back then though, Japanese animated shows were almost always "headlined by a guy." "It
'What I find really interesting in candle collecting is that not all candles are the same.'
Ally, 19, is a full-time university student and a lover of all things ~candles~ as well. She started collecting candles in 2018 when her mom brought home one as a wedding souvenir. "It was a candle that was coffee-scented," she
'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