Feeling great @ 48
Alice Dixson is not much into throwing birthday parties. “But I like to celebrate my birthday with my loved ones with a cake man lang kasi I like making wishes blowing out the candles,” she told YES! in an email interview.
A day before she turned 48, though, the beauty queen-turned-actress gathered 44 of her friends and three family members—they were 48 people partying— in the function room-cum-clubhouse of the condo building where she lives.
One of the top things that Alice is most grateful for in her 48 years is her showbiz career.
“I’ve had a successful career since I was 17, and I had ups and downs, and sometimes, I would flee because I really didn’t like the gossip and negative things in the industry I was/am in,” she wrote. “But at the end of the day, I really love my work. I really love being in front of the camera. I’m just grateful for the continued support that I have from Filipinos who still watch me on TV and movies, and support my every move.”
Alice’s current projects include a major role in Star Cinema’s The Ghost Bride, directed by Chito Roño and starring Kim Chiu and Christian Bables. Also in the works for Alice are a new TV show and a number of product endorsements.
Less than a month after her birthday party, Alice gathered another set of friends for what she called The Alice Dixson Charity Bowling. It turns out that the FilAmerican actress has had a longtime love affair with bowling, starting when her family was still living in New York, U.S.A. She was around nine years old then, and her sisters were already teenagers.
“They would go bowling with their friends and I would watch,” she recalled. “I really didn’t know how to play but I always saw na every time there’s a gathering like that, masaya, and so thru the years, I would play once every couple of years, and then this year, as my birthday was approaching, sabi ko I don’t have anything charitable that I’ve done this year. I need to do something. Kaya naisip ko, why not do the charity bowling para masaya na, makakatulong ka pa.”
To use the hashtag created by Alice for her birthday: turning #48isgreat, indeed!
alice dixson’s birthday party bonifacio global city complex tagUig city jUly 27, 2017 At her birthday party, Alice Dixson looked both elegant and youthful in a black asymmetrical top and white flowy skirt (both items were provided by her clothing sponsor, MAGS) and nude pumps.
“48 means getting closer to 50!” she told YES! in an email interview. “And I think when you reach a certain age, you need to do what you need to do in the time that you have. You wanna travel, meet people, stay beautiful, do things with your loved ones—those things that are most important.”
The birthday girl had a posterity shot with some of her friends in the industry: (L-R) Dina Bonnevie, Vina Morales, Ruffa Gutierrez, Dawn Zulueta, Cristalle BeloPitt, Donita Rose, and Amy Austria.
Instead of a big cake, the birthday girl’s friend Sharon Que (right) came up with four cupcakes that had matching birthday candles—to Alice’s surprise and delight. Another friend, Ailene Co (center), joined in the fun.
As in the past years, Alice wrote in her email that she wished to “continue to have a happy family life, walang sakit sa ulo.” She also wished for good health and for “continued blessing to come my way.”