BLACKPINK Helps Filipino Actress Andrea Brillantes With Her “Promposal” + Boyfriend Defends Her From Haters
Filipino celebrity Andrea Brillantes has done it once again! After being noticed by American singer Ariana Grande, she has once again gained the attention of yet another superstar, BLACKPINK.
Andrea Brillantes is a lucky beauty indeed! Being noticed by blackpink and Ariana Grande in this lifetime. Ikaw na Blythe! pic.twitter.com/ozBc4H9u5T
— baby.dragons (@babydragons1) March 26, 2023
Last March 25 to 26, the YG Entertainment girl group held a two-day concert in Bulacan, Philippines. Filipino fans gathered at the Philippine Arena to watch the four-member girl group perform. Included in this count of thousands was celebrity couple Andrea Brillantes and Ricci Rivero.
They made headlines when the actress asked the latter out to the Star Magic Ball, an annual formal event for ABS-CBN artists.
Among the banners held by those in the VIP section, Rosé happened to spot the one of Andrea’s and read it aloud.
She gushed over the “promposal” (portmanteau of “prom” and “proposal”), giving an excited squeal. Jennie followed up with the question, “Will you?”
The man in question gave a nod of affirmation, something they noticed and noted aloud.
He said yes, he said for sure.
The “promposal” of Andrea mirrored her boyfriend’s own announcement last year when he asked her to be his girlfriend in front of thousands of audience members of his school’s basketball game.
I just wanna ask Blythe to be my girlfriend.
— Ricci Rivero
Netizens had mixed reactions after this event went viral. Some supported the teen star, noting their amazement that she was noticed by two huge celebrities during their concerts.
how did andrea brillantes manage to get noticed by ari and blackpink in the same lifetime
— z (@j1jikeu) March 26, 2023
andrea brillantes karma is so real like after all those ragged months of bashing, she's got so much [real] solo projects?? endorsements, teleseryes, even launching her own make up brand?? and now she's noticed by blackpink even helped her w promposal???
— ︎🗯 (@00811kt) March 26, 2023
Others, however, said it was “cringe” and “epal” (out of place) to do so in the K-Pop group’s concert.
the ricci and andrea thing is so cringe,, there is always a room for your kaemehan dinala niyo pa sa born pink bulacan ewsdjsfhjdshfk
— jane (@legomanobalhao) March 26, 2023
nubayan epal naman ricci at andrea
— 𝗰𝗲𝗲 (@lisapremacist) March 26, 2023
SOBRANG SAYA NG CON 😭😭😭 PERFECT NA SANA KASO BAKIT MAY EPAL NA PROMPOSAL
— Madie 🍥 (@lallalisaa_m) March 26, 2023
Andrea Brillantes’ sister took to Instagram to defend her sister’s actions. She explained that she “does not usually react to this kind of [bashing]” but wanted to set the story straight.
She just wants her first prom to be super special. Let her be…she’s allowed to be a fangirl.
— Kayla Aan Gorostiza
Ricci Rivero, Andrea’s boyfriend, also defended her from haters. He told PEP.ph that they were genuine fans of BLACKPINK and did not attend the concert for clout. He pointed out that other BLINKs also held banners for the members to hopefully read aloud and Andrea’s simply happened to be noticed.
We are the same as the fans who attended the concert that night to see their idols perform. Whatever Blythe [Andrea] did, the others did the same. It’s a big deal for fans to be noticed by their idols and that’s exactly what Blythe did. She gave it a shot, and she was noticed by her idols. So I’m really happy that she got noticed by her idols.
— Ricci Rivero
BLACKPINK is currently on the Asian leg of their BORN PINK world tour. They visited countries such as Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and more prior to the Philippines.
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