KLEA PINEDA SHARLENE SAN PE­DRO

VENUE: NOBU HO­TEL, CITY OF DREAMS MANILA, PARAñAqUE CITY DATE: MARCH 25, 2017

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Klea

Pineda has come a long way since her days in the re­al­ity-TV artista search StarStruck. Af­ter emerg­ing as the Ul­ti­mate Fe­male Sur­vivor of the show’s sixth sea­son in 2015, Klea tested the show­biz wa­ters by star­ring in the drama an­tholo­gies Mag­pakailan­man and Maynila. Her big break came late in 2016, when she took on the role of Muyak in En­can­ta­dia.

It’s safe to say she is no longer the girl with show­biz as­pi­ra­tions whom we first saw on StarStruck. Last March 19, Klea made the tran­si­tion from girl­hood to wom­an­hood when she turned 18. Six days later, on March 25, she had a be­lated celebration at the pool­side of the Nobu Ho­tel, City of Dreams Manila com­plex, in Parañaque City. It was a bo­hemian-in­spired bash at­tended by Klea’s friends, fam­ily, and fel­low stars.

Ini­tially, Klea says, she didn’t want to hold a de­but party: “Ako na­man, parang okey lang na hindi mag-de­but.” But she later changed her mind. “No’ng na-re­al­ize ko sa sar­ili ko na min­san lang mag-eighteen ’yong isang babae, sabi ko, ‘Sige, go.’”

In the end, the party turned out to be ev­ery­thing the debu­tante wanted— and more.

“So­brang um-ex­ceed siya sa ini-ex­pect ko na magig­ing de­but ko,” Klea says hap­pily.•

Klea donned a to­tal of three dresses at her party. “’Yong una, ’yong Leo Almodal. ’Ta­pos, pan­galawa, si Kim Gan. ’Ta­pos, ’yong pan­gatlo, from Folded & Hung, which is ’yong ini‑en­dorse kong cloth­ing line.”

The beaded green gown (above right) is Leo Almodal’s, while the white flo­ral sep­a­rates (right) are from Kim Gan. The black dress (above left) is from Folded & Hung.

Klea was also glammed up by hair­styl­ist Mark Ros­ales and makeup artist Ja­son De­los Reyes on her big day.

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