Herlene Budol, aka Hipon Girl, recently fulfilled one of her wishes by dressing up as the iconic Pinoy superheroine Darna for her birthday.
In her latest vlog titled “HIPON AS DARNA (MARIAN RIVERA VERSION)” uploaded last August 24, Herlene did a dramatic scene as Narda before she transformed into Darna. In the almost ten-minute video, Herlene was shown making a grand entrance at her party in character as Darna as she battled Valentina in front of her guests.
“Pangarap ko kasi maging Darna dati kasi panagrap kong maging si Marian Rivera kahit hindi naman kami hawig. Sa panaginip lang. So sabi ko kay sir Wilbert (Tolentino, her manager), ‘Gusto kong sundan yung yapak ni Marian Rivera bilang GMA Sparkle family na ako. Gusto ko sundan si Marian Rivera tapos makapang-asawa din ako ako nag mala-Dingdong (Dantes), ganun.”
Watch the vlog here:
In her Instagram post, the Binibining Pilipinas first runner-up thanked her loved ones and her talent manager Wilbert Tolentino for all their love and support.
“Ding ang korona! Suot ko ang costume ni Darna hango sa idolo kong si Marian Rivera ng @gmanetwork na naging Darna noon. Natupad na din ang pangarap kong magsuot ng Darna costume sa aking kaarawan. At sa mga pumunta kagabi, na lugod kong kinatutuwa ang mga pasabog at supresa hatid ninyo sa akin. Maraming salamat sa Budol Family, Policarpio & Timbol Family, Soto & Guevarra Family at KaFreshness Family Headed by @sirwil75. kht may bagyo andyan kayo para supportahan ang aking Birthday Celebration. Mapapanood nyo eto sa upcoming Vlog ko!! Salamat mga KaSquammy, KaHiponatics at KaBudol ko dyan!”
For her birthday this year, Herlene shared just how grateful she is for all the blessings in her life this year. She wrote, “Thank you Lord for giving me another year of life & blessings. I shall treasure this beautiful gift of life that you have given to me. Forever Grateful ”
After joining this year’s Binibining Pilipinas pageant, Herlene has plans to compete again in more pageants on the international stage in the near future.