MANILA, Philippines – Fans of volleyball player Deanna Wong flocked outside the star’s home in Minglanilla, Cebu on Good Friday.
Judin Alvizo-Wong, mother of artist Choco Mucho, shared a video on her Facebook as a crowd of her daughter’s supporters waited outside their house.
“How can we get to church with so many people waiting outside our gates? Some of them even come from Mindanao and other parts of the Visayas. Some were here as early as six in the morning,” she wrote on Cebuano with a sad emoji.
Deanna, though, still manages to wave to her fans as seen on the video.
Unsaon namug gawas adto sa simbahan kung ing ani kadaghan nag atang pirmi sa gate? Ang uban gikan mindanao page ug other parts of visayas.. uban alas sais pa sa buntag.
A week ago, celebrity Ateneo shared that her family opened a sari-sari shop, with a hardware store next door. The post went viral and some fans went to the store hoping to see the volleyball star.
Deanna has emerged as a fan favorite over the years as she regularly appears on social media during her matches during the recently concluded English Premier League Volleyball Open Conference. ending, where Choco Mucho took another fourth place after losing Creamline sister group in the semi-finals.
As the tournament welcomed back fans, Deanna’s supporters watched her matches from the San Juan Arena, the Mall of Asia Arena and even as far as the Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo.
The 24-year-old was originally a member of the Philippine women’s volleyball team that attended the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam but she was replaced by the reserve playmaker for Creamline Kyle Negrito during their match. Brazilian training camp due to shin injury.
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