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Whoa, The Most Famous Person Following Ella Cruz On IG Is A K-pop Idol

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You might know of 23-year-old star Ella Cruz from the various dance covers she posts. While she initially started out in the industry as an actress, the 23-year-old is also deeply passionate about dance! She’s also a hardcore K-pop stan like many of us. Unlike like the rest of us, though, Ella’s truly living the Y/N life because one her favorite K-pop idols follows her back on IG. Sobrang goals, sa totoo lang. We recently got to catch up with her over Instagram DM where she revealed the most famous person following her on Insta. Read on to find out who it is, plus other things to know about the actress!

She’s a Leo.

Ella was born on August 17, which makes her a Leo! Leos are known for being passionate, confident, and loyal. Recently, Ella got into riding and started taking lessons so she could start racing. She heads out to Clark, Pampanga in between taping sessions for riding lessons after developing a passion for motorcycle racing. The dedication!

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She’s been a Kapamilya, a Kapuso, and a Kapatid.

Yup, Ella’s been a part of the three leading TV channels in the country. She began as a Kapuso back in 2006 where she appeared in shows like Majika and Marimar. In both shows, she played the younger versions of the main characters portrayed by Angel Locsin and Marian Rivera, respectively. As a Kapamilya, she appeared on Goin' Bulilit, Luv U, and Bagito. At TV5, she did shows like #ParangNormal Activity and Wattpad Presents: TV Movie: I'm His Tutor.

She got to dance in front of Blackpink!

It’s every fan’s dream to meet their idols. Not only did Ella get to meet the K-pop girl group in an event, but she also made their jaws drop after performing in front of them! Ella and her dance team flew to Indonesia for a Samsung event featuring brand endorsers Blackpink where they performed their own choreography to a remix of the girl group’s songs. SO. COOL.

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The most famous person following her on Instagram is a K-pop idol.

As a K-pop fan herself, it’s a pretty big deal for Ella to find out that former Girls’ Generation member Tiffany Young (@tiffanyyoungofficial) follows her on Insta! On Twitter, however, Justin Bieber and Bella Thorne are her most famous followers. “Every time na nakikita ko accounts nila and may nakalagay na ‘follows you,’ kinikilig pa rin and na-starstruck pa rin ako,” Ella shares.

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Her most memorable fan encounter was when fans surprised her on her birthday.

Ella shared that her *most* memorable moment with fans was when they surprised her for her birthday during a mall show. “Nasa mall show po ako for my movie, and malapit na rin birthday ko noon,” she tells Candy. “And then while singing biglang nag-stop ang music and nag-iba ang song. Then my fans, ELLAMAZING, bigla silang pumunta sa stage then biglang nagsayaw, they prepared a surprise prod for me.” So sweet! Check out the heartwarming moment here (fast forward to around 9:30!):

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The most thrilling and delightful moment of any school day is opening up your baon during breaks. There is always so much excitement in unveiling your homemade meal and snacks housed inside matching heat-insulating containers. Because preparing packed meals is an age-old tradition of showing parental love, loved ones pour effort into curating a nutritious meal accompanied by a selection of side dishes, desserts, and beverages daily; it reminds us that we are being taken care of, even from far away.

Baon plays a significant role in a Filipino childhood. Almost every Filipino child comes to school with baon made especially for them by their parents or household helpers. Even Filipinos in the labor force continue to bring baon for varying reasons: to save money, recycle leftovers, cater to personal taste, or attend to special needs. Nonetheless, eating your baon is a heart-warming experience that allows Filipinos to bring a piece of home along with them wherever they go.

Even other cultures practice making packed lunch. In Japan, mothers create bento--Japanese meals in partitioned boxes. Because of the popularity of bento, trends have emerged, such as the Kyaraben, or character-themed bento. Naturally, Japanese parents and students began competing for who had the cutest and tastiest bento, and this is similar to what I have witnessed in my own childhood. I remember seeing my classmates sharing their snacks and lunches. They would compare and boast about their parents' or yayas’ cooking. In my case, I never had the chance to join in the competition or indulge in homemade cooking. Up until this day, I have never brought any baon to school.

For a long time, I envied others. As trivial or petty as it may seem, not having baon became a problem for my grade school self. During that time, I had to sit in a separate cafeteria away from my friends because the kids who bought food were assigned to sit elsewhere. You could consider me spoiled, but I wanted to experience something most kids did. I had food at home, so what made it so hard to bring some with me to school?

Now that I am on my final year in high school I have come to realize the benefits of purchasing my own food. Since I spent on food everyday, I learned to budget my allowance at a young age. Over the years, I learned to practice self-control whenever I wanted to eat more greasy fries and drink sweetened beverages. I have tasted the strangest viands at the school cafeterias, and I have repeatedly satiated myself over my latest delicious discoveries. Despite the struggles, I am thankful that I have never had baon because of what I have learned. Not to mention, I never had to experience eating cold food.

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