Celebrity dance teacher Georcelle Dapat-Sy scored a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity with international popstar Rihanna during her recent trip to Japan. Teacher Georcelle shared the details with PUSH at the MEGA’s Beauty Conference 2019 held at The Podium on Friday, November 8.
“I was in Tokyo with my family. We were in this store and I didn’t know that it was private shopping for her [Rihanna]. I didn’t know. So they closed it but, you know, the store knows me. They know me, eh, the people there… I didn’t know that it was closed so dire-diretso lang kami, even my family.”
“And then I was told that Rihanna was there. And then I just went to the corner, of course, who doesn’t want to see Rihanna? I just went to the corner and I saw her, of course with bodyguards, and she was actually in the counter, paying. So you know even a superstar shops. But you know we thought kasi babatuhan lang sila ng mga designers ng mga stuff but no, they [shop].”
“Masaya kasi nakita ng mga anak ko how it happened. She was actually staring at me while I was going around. And then when I turned my back, and then nagkita kami, sabi niya [demonstrating Rihanna’s gesture, pertaining to her eye wear] gumano’n siya.
“So after that, sabi ko, ‘thank you,’ and then she goes [approving] the glasses. You know why? Because it’s her creation. I was wearing Fenty and then I just realized… So ‘yun ‘yun. And then she said, ‘okay can I have a photo of you?’ So we took a photo,” Teacher Georcelle said, referencing Rihanna’s makeup and fashion line Fenty.
According to the celebrity dance teacher, the pop superstar was really nice and accommodating in person, “Sobrang ganda ng mood niya eh. So she took a photo kasi nga I’m wearing her creation. And then I asked her, ‘Rihanna, can my kids have a photo with you?’ And then ito na, nagpicture na kami.”
Teacher Georcelle felt ecstatic to have met Rihanna, “To be in a room where there is a superstar, iba ‘yun presence niya talaga. So I cannot hide pero kinilig talaga ako and my kids also kinilig.”