AC Bonifacio on Her Showbiz Journey: 'I made it. I have a name.'

'Mom and I have worked so hard to get to where I'm at.'
by Louise Ferrer for Cosmo.ph   |  Mar 7, 2021
Image: (LEFT TO RIGHT) INSTAGRAM/ACBONIFACIO, YOUTUBE/AC BONIFACIO
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ICYMI, AC Bonifacio just shared her surpise debut video on her YouTube channel and it looked sooo fab! Star Magic threw an intimate Riverdale-themed party to celebrate her 18th birthday and she had no clue! Check out these photos to see what happened at the event.

Here's AC getting all glammed up for what she thought was going to be a photo shoot for work. Little did she know, the event was her very own birthday celebration!

AC Bonifacio: glam time for party
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Take a look at her reaction once the curtains opened up, revealing the *gorgeous* venue. So adorbs!

AC Bonifacio - reaction to surprise debut
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AC Bonifacio - reaction to surprise bday party
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The set-up was inspired by Riverdale's Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe Diner. AC has an upcoming stint in the series' fifth season and we're so excited!

AC Bonifacio - Riverdale-themed party venue
YOUTUBE/ANDREE BONIFACIO

The video also showed greetings from AC's friends in the industry like Darren Espanto, Cassy Legaspi, and Edward Barber to name a few.

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AC Bonifacio - video greeting from Darren Espanto
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AC Bonifacio - video greeting from Cassie Legaspi
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AC Bonifacio - video greeting from Edward Barber
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She even got a sweet greeting from Direk Lauren Dyogi!

AC Bonifacio - video greeting from Direk Lauren Dyogi
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But the most touching part of the video was when AC gave her birthday message to her guests. She shared that she and her mom, Cherry Lapidario, really persevered to achieve this milestone in her life. "Mom and I have worked so hard to get to where I'm at, and we went through so much."

AC Bonifacio - AC's mom giving speech
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In a heartwarming speech, she thanked everyone who supported her career journey. "I'm just very grateful now. I have all these people who are always there for me. Parang I have a name, I guess. It took a really long time and I'm so grateful for everyone who's been on that journey with me po." She even mentioned that just by seeing Direk Lauren, it made her think, "Wow, I have a name. I made it. He knows me."

AC Bonifacio giving speech
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You go, girl! We're so proud of you, AC!

AC Bonifacio - blowing birthday cake
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Watch the full video of AC Bonifacio's surprise debut below.

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This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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