Ashley Ortega (ashleigh) has come so far since her debut on Cielo de Angelina in 2012. You might have seen her on my instagram or twitter, but behind this very good friend of mine is a rising GMA star. I met Ash and her sister Allyzza (my best friend) through figure skating. Since then, we’ve been doing a whole lot of modeling and dance workshops. Ash’s switch from the runway to the TV screen was a hit and now she has so many people supporting her. To celebrate her success, she had a Fans Day last sunday at Shakey’s Tomas Morato.
It’s so sweet that the whole event was planned by some of Ash’s biggest fans. They decorated the place, organized the program and even hosted. It felt like a birthday party filled with games and performances. One highlight of the day was the dance off. Fans volunteered to show off their moves and ashleigh was the judge. It was so fun to watch! I wish I had the ability to improvise dance steps haha.
So yes, there were performances. To start us off was a dance by Ashleigh’s admin (club heads) and it put everyone in a good mood.
Daniel Huschka from Sugar High sang Somebody to You by The Vamps. He got everyone giggling within minutes! What a crowd pleaser 🙂
Next up, Ash, Allyzza and I danced to Taylor Swift’s Shake it Off. By the way, because she is part of an awesome dance team, Allyzza choreographed it!
Renz Valerio who was part of the TV show Nino also performed. He danced and sang! whoaa triple threat lol.
Lastly, I sang! Another new year’s resolution was ticked off as I stepped out of my comfort zone singing Royals by Lorde.
And that was the whole program! Everyone was so anxious to take a picture with Ashleigh and receive give aways from Olive-C. The day ended on a high note! Please watch My Destiny every Monday to Friday on GMA as Ash plays the character of Alex Martinez. To all of Ash’s fans, please continue to support her and who knows, there might be another fans day soon. And to Ash, good luck! I wish you all the best as your career takes off. Stay the kindhearted, outgoing girl you are 🙂
“Thanks for all the love and support!” – Ashley OrtegaIf you want to meet Ash, she’ll be at the Fishermall on September 27 2014 (TBC)
Photos by Riana Lago, Ashley Ortega, Edu Odovelas and Paul Pinon