LOOK: Kate Valdez a stunning sea princess in ocean-themed debut
Actress Kate Valdez celebrated her 18th birthday in an exquisite ocean-themed bash last night at Prime Hotel in Manila.
The stunning debutante looked the part of a sea princess when she made her entrance wearing a pale-green gown with gold detail designed by Jazel Sy. Her hair was braided back and adorned with a tiara.
The venue was transformed by FJ Sionson into an ocean wonderland using sheer fabrics, chandeliers and sprays of flowers. The venue glowed with blue lighting to give the impression that one was underwater.
Valdez’s TV co-stars were in attendance, such as Mikee Quintos, Hannah Precillas and Jenzel Angeles from “Onanay,” Sanya Lopez from “Encantadia” and “Sherlock Jr.” castmates Ruru Madrid, Andre Paras, Nicole Donesa and Sofia Pablo.
GMA actors Migo Adecer, Bruno Gabriel, Mika dela Cruz, Inah de Belen and Arra San Agustin also made it to the celebration.
Later on, the actress changed into a sweeping royal-blue gown with a sweetheart neckline, letting her hair down into loose waves.
It was while wearing this gown that she danced with her 18 roses who included Paras, Madrid and Gabriel.
For the last rose, her father stepped in, and she became teary-eyed as she wrapped him in an embrace.
She surprised guests with a duet with Quintos, singing “Panaginip” a capella.
Her party comes after a controversial post on Instagram Stories wherein she said she was afraid while at the Davao International Airport. She later clarified in a deleted post that she feared her flight might be canceled as she had “personal commitments,” which some assumed referred to her debut. /ra