Andrea Brillantes opens up on traumatic experience when she was a teen

– Andrea Brillantes revealed she hid her enthusiasm for K-pop and K-drama due to online backlash she faced as a teenager

– Now 21, she feels more confident to share her fandom publicly

– The Filipina actress recently attended Korean actor Kim Soo-Hyun’s fan meeting in the Philippines

– She expressed her long-time admiration for Kim, despite expecting some criticism

Actress Andrea Brillantes has revealed in a heartfelt Instagram post that she had to hide her enthusiasm for K-pop and K-drama for many years due to online backlash.

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Now, at 21, she has found the courage to express her fandom once again, recently attending a fan meeting for Korean actor Kim Soo-Hyun in the Philippines.

In her post, Andrea shared, “A few years ago, I decided to stop being super vocal about my interest in the kdrama/kpop industry. I experienced extreme backlash when I was a kid for simply sharing my fangirl moments from groups and series that I loved, and I received a lot of hate.”

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The young actress recounted the impact of the negative comments she received when she was just 14, which led her to become a more reserved fan. “Since then, I’ve tried not to post and just remain a quiet fan from afar, pero minsan napapapost padin haha. It’s been 7 years since that traumatic experience, so I feel like I have more courage to share my fangirl moments now that I’m already 21 and not 14 anymore hehe.”

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Despite potential criticism, Andrea’s excitement about meeting her favorite actor was palpable. “I know people will still have a lot to say, but I’m just too happy to finally have seen Kim Soo-Hyun because I’ve been following him since I was 13, and he’s literally my number one big Korean crush ever since,” she added.

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Andrea Brillantes is a Filipina actress who rose to fame as a child star. Her popularity was further propelled when she played the role of Marga in the hit teleserye “Kadenang Ginto.” Along with her “Kadenang Ginto” co-stars Francine Diaz, Kyle Echarri, and Seth Fedelin, Andrea was a member of The Gold Squad. Andrea was in a romantic relationship with basketball player Ricci Rivero until their breakup around June 2023.

As previously reported by KAMI, Andrea Brillantes touched the hearts of netizens. Recently, Andrea revealed she bought some flowers from a vendor. Apparently, the vendor was still selling even though it was already midnight. In her post, Andrea also shared she bought flowers for their hardworking staff.

Meanwhile, Andrea Brillantes just wowed a bunch of netizens online. Just recently, Andrea uploaded a series of photos she took of herself while drinking. Clad in a pastel, striped outfit, Andrea looked absolutely chic and stylish outside. Needless to say, the said post earned tons of positive reactions and comments from netizens.

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