- President Rodrigo Duterte hosted a thanksgiving dinner last May 7, 2019
- John Lloyd Cruz was one of the celebrities who attended the event
- The president also shared what it was like after meeting John Lloyd personally
President Rodrigo Duterte invited celebrities to his thanksgiving dinner last Tuesday, May 7, 2019, to express his gratitude towards the celebrities who supported him back in 2016.
One of the celebrities who attended the thanksgiving dinner was John Lloyd Cruz who has been away from the limelight after the news of his relationship with Ellen Adarna made headlines.
During his absence, John Lloyd’s appearance has drastically changed as he ditched his boy-next-door look for a long hair and a scruffy beard.
KAMI learned that President Duterte also commented about the actor’s new look during the event.
According to ABS-CBN News, Duterte said he couldn’t even recognize the actor with his new look, “Nakita ko siya sa party sa Malacañang. Hindi mo na siya makilala. Nagpatubo ng bigote't balbas, nagpahaba ng buhok.”
Duterte also shared to the audience during his speech in Davao City that he told the story to his son, Sebastian Duterte, who previously dated Ellen Adarna.
He also complimented the actress for her looks, “Yung totoo, walang biro, isa siya sa mga nakita ko na magandang mestisa na Pilipina. Maliit na babae, pero maganda ang katawan.”
Netizens couldn’t help but also comment about the president’s reaction upon meeting the actor.
“Ganyan ang pinoy… Pag di ka na sobrang sikat at sobrang yaman “ baduy at weirdo” ang tawag…”
“Weird sa common na mga Tao. Pro inspiring sa mga artist at outside the box.”
“Akala ko nung una si Baron, kaloka. Di na ako nagtaka bakit nagulat din si Duterte.”
“Ganyan din kasi porma at Ayus ni baste na anak ni president na naging ex ni Ellen Adarna.”
As reported earlier by KAMI, John Lloyd Cruz attended a private dinner with President Rodrigo Duterte. The event took place at the Malacañang Palace. The actor’s photo with Martin Andanar went viral on Facebook.
John Lloyd Cruz is a veteran Filipino actor and commercial endorser who starred in several high-grossing films including “One More Chance” and “It Takes A Man and A Woman.” He is in a relationship with actress Ellen Adarna, who he has a child with named Elias Modesto.
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