Kisses Delavin’s 18th birthday turned out to be beyond what she could imagined it to be. A grand debut party was organized by her parents last night, May 1, at Makati Shangri-La which was attended by numerous people close to the Pinoy Big Brother alumna’s heart.
“Very blessed po ako at sobrang thankful po ako kay Lord, sa parents ko, kasi di po ako makakarating dito kung wala sila. Birthday wish ko po is good health po sa parents ko and just happiness na mas mapalapit po kami lagi kay Lord at gabayan po kami lagi,” she said in an interview with the press at the event.
Kisses relayed that her parents have been saving up for her debut since she was little. She admitted that she never expected to have such a fancy 18th birthday and she thanked her parents for making it all happen.
“Nagtanong na po sila kung ano ‘yung preparations ko sabi ko dinner with my family and friends and sabi ni mommy okay. Tapos bigla na lang po napapasukatan ako ng gown. Biglang sinabi niya po na matagal na nilang pinlano," she shared.
“Kaya pala nong bata ako nagwo-wonder ako ‘Bakit kaya hindi kami nagkakain sa labas masyado?’ Pag-birthday ko wala masyadong celebration. Sinabi na ni mommy na pinagiipunan pala nila ako ng 18th birthday so kahit na gusto ko dinner of course pinlano nila iyan, pangarap nila para sa akin, so I am so happy na may mga magulang ako na mahal na mahal ako,” she added.
There were a lot of surprises for the debutante last night. She revealed that she did not know that Donny Pangilinan was going to be her escort. The men who were part of the 18 Roses were also a surprise for her.
“Nagulat nga rin po ako kasi bale po surprise po ‘yung 18 Roses and escort and sila po ‘yung nag-decide po pero tonight gusto ko lang po i-enjoy ‘yung gabi, ‘yung company ng mga magulang ko and my friends,” she said.
Asked as to what is the best birthday gift she received so far, she shared it was the letters that she received from her supporters. “When we go somewhere nagbibigay sila ng letters and gifts. When you are feeling down and stressed pag nababasa mo ‘yun, you know you have a purpose in this world which is to give happiness to people, give hope kaya work hard talaga para sa mga tao na naniniwala sa’yo,” she relayed.
Even now that she is of legal age, Kisses said that she does not want to prioritize being in a relationship yet. “Hindi pa po ako open sa pag-court, payag po ‘yung mga magulang ko because they give me freedom pero gusto ko po nai-embrace ‘yung path ni Lord para sa akin na mag-focus sa career, sa studies kasi ‘yung love life makakahintay po ‘yan.”