Guess Where Kathryn Bernardo Celebrated Her 23rd Birthday—A Gay Bar!
Teen Queen Kathryn Bernardo wants everyone to know she's all grown up and is ready to take control of her life as an adult. And if that means wanting to enjoy a birthday salubong in one of the metro's most popular gay bars—drag queen performances, flashing lights, and best friends included—we're all for it!
It's a 23rd birthday party she'll remember forever.
Choosing to take her squad to O Bar for the evening, Kathryn surprised—no, shocked—everyone including showbiz buddy Juan Miguel Severo, her fave hairstylist-turned-friend Chris Rodil, and other members of her glam team.
Though she hasn't explicitly stated why she chose such an unexpected venue for her special day, the only thing that counts is that she welcomed yet another year of adventure and success with a happy heart!
Sporting a trendy combo of black cycling shorts, a graphic tee, and an oversized blazer, the birthday girl was more than game to pose for selfies with O Bar's resident performers and even join them on stage for the audience to greet her.
Given that it's not every day that O Bar welcomes A-list celebs, management also made sure to make Kathryn's visit worth her time by surprising her with a cake and balloons.
It's a far cry from what Kathryn chose to do for her 22nd birthday, but that's all part of why we love Queen Kat; she's constantly reinventing herself and finding new ways to express herself, be it through her fashion choices, the roles she takes on, or even the way she wears her hair and does her makeup.
We're huge admirers of her thirst for living life to the fullest, and this birthday is even more proof of that!
Better yet, the one-of-a-kind birthday party proved to be a double celebration of sorts as it was held the evening after Kathryn and Daniel Padilla were named the Phenomenal Stars of Philippine Cinema by the Guillermo Mendoza Box Office Entertainment Awards.
Busy as she might have been with work and social obligations, Kathryn, of course, didn't forget to take it easy after her O Bar party and spent the day with her family on her actual birthday.
Her mom, lovingly nicknamed Tita Min by her fans, especially took the time to throw Kath a private gathering and even filmed a sweet Instagram tribute for her.
"Happy birthday my precious daughter! You are loved, today, tomorrow and always," she wrote on Instagram.
Likewise, Daniel's celebrity mom Karla Estrada greeted her too, and revealed that the couple are now on vacation in none other than beautiful Palawan. The popular beach destination has been their backdrop for a couple of days, and has served up some sweet surprises for Kath like a pretty dinner setup complete with a birthday greeting spelled out in lights!
We're sure 23 is going to be Kathryn's best year yet, and we can't wait to see how it all turns out for her!
Happy birthday, Kath!
Photos from @bernardokath @preciouspaulame