LOOK: James Yap, Michela Cazzola throw ‘Lion King’ party for Baby MJ

/ 02:00 PM August 13, 2017

Baby MJ’s parents James Yap and Michela Cazzola set up for him a “Lion King”-themed birthday bash with family and friends.

MJ was dressed in a safari outfit while Dad wore olive green and boots like a forest ranger:


In attendance were Dad’s cager friends, namely PBA star player Marc Pingris and wife Danica Sotto, Chris Tiu with wife Amanda Claire, and Mark Barroca and wife Ruselle:

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 #mjroaringat1 📸: @hazelnaval

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Happy 1st birthday MJ. Salamat James and Mic sa pag invite. God bless your family! #mjroaringat1

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Newscaster Julius Babao who is MJ’s godfather attended with wife Tin Tin Bersola and mom Cena:

Finally MJ is awake! Hapy birthday inaanak! @michelacazzola @jamesyap18 #babaofamily #babaofamily2017 #mjroaringat1

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To give the full safari experience to guests, the venue Blue Leaf Filipinas turned itself into an elegant and lush rainforest:

Happy Birthday Baby MJ Yap🦁 #mjroaringat1 #styledbydavesandoval

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MJ’s towering multi-layer birthday cake was gilded with animals and plants:

Completing the look were vines hanging from the ceiling and golden animals dominating the party’s wildlife-themed backdrop:

MJ is Yap’s third child and the Italian beauty Mic’s first. The couple has been dating since 2012 and went public with their relationship in 2013. JB


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