MANILA -- Even superstars like Regine Velasquez get starstruck, too, as seen in a viral video of the music icon sharing the stage with reigning Miss Universe Catriona Gray.
In the seconds-long clip, uploaded on Faceook Monday by user Nhoie Gurrobat, Velasquez is seen beaming as she stares at Gray addressing a crowd of thousands at the Philippine Arena last Saturday.
Velasquez and Gray were among the celebrities who performed at the giant venue in a concert organized by Frontrow, which they both endorse.
“Yaan mo Regine, hindi ka nag-iisa,” went the caption of the video, referring to Velasquez’s captivated reaction to Gray.
Within just hours of uploading, the video already neared 1 million views, with some 50,000 reactions, 32,000 shares, and 7,000 comments.
Among the amused comments were from fans of Velasquez, who pointed out that her expressions were an indication of her humility despite her stature in showbiz.
“Watching her looking at Catriona with so much admiration made me love her more,” one comment read.
“‘Yung napangiti at napakutkot ka na lang ng daliri sa sobrang hanga kay Ms. U Catriona. Iba ka talaga Ms. Regine, so humble,” went another.
Another fan said: “OMG Songbird! I love you more! She’s so stunned by Cat.”
Like many Filipinos, Velasquez has been vocal of her admiration for Gray after making the Philippines proud. In fact, in a January 2019 performance on “ASAP Natin ‘To,” Velasquez took it a step further by styling herself a la Gray, with side swept hair and a patriotic ear cuff.
Gray, the fourth Miss Universe titlist from the Philippines, is set to crown her successor in December in Atlanta, USA. Her compatriot Gazini Ganados is hoping to score a back-to-back win for the country.