Those who never experienced how to be a hardcore fanatic in their whole life might wonder what fans get from worshipping their idols. For actress Donnalyn Bartolome, being a fan girl goes deeper than just taking mere feelings of kilig and joy. In an interview for Tonight with Boy Abunda, Donnalyn recounted how being a fangirl changed her life.
Donnalyn is a self-confessed hardcore supporter of Anne Curtis. Her Instagram photos with and of Anne stuffed with cheesy captions would serve as evidence. Donnalyn, in fact, vividly remembers the day she first met her idol and she commemorates that special day every year.
“Today ‘yung anniversary nang first time naming nagkita,” she gushes. This all started way back in 2010 when Donnalyn was admittedly a lost teenager who locked herself up in her own world. “Parang alam n’yo po ‘yung may galit sa mundo? Lagi lang nasa bahay, ayaw sumama sa parents.”
Then, she was able to watch Anne in the romantic-comedy film “Babe I Love You” and her life took a beautiful turn. “Hindi pa end of the world,” she told herself during that dark phase.
Donnalyn is an active, all-out fan. She attends Anne’s special events like project launchings and movies screenings when invited to. Although there was a time when she missed the premiere night of Anne’s critically-acclaimed movie “Sid and Aya: Not a Love Story” due to serious ‘ate’ duties.
“Umalis po ‘yung mommy ko. Nasa Japan po siya, so ako nag-aalaga sa mg kapatid ko.” That incident left her devastated. “Mga two days, three days po akong nagluksa,” Donnalyn said in jest. She settled for watching the film in the theater, all by herself, still a solid act of fangirling.