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Having lived and studied in New York are probably why I love following shows like NYC Prep, Real Housewives of New York City, and Kell On Earth.
Though it’s sad these shows are all done with, it’s a good thing Gossip Girl is still around.
From the first episode, Nate Archibald, played by Chace Crawford, was really my type.

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I liked him so much, I bid and won a messenger bag signed by Chace for charity.

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Bag by Chace Crawford

Other times, I liked Dan Humphrey and lost interest. Then I shifted to his father, Rufus Humphrey, and lost interest.
Chuck Bass was the only one I didn’t like—until he got lost in Prague and fell in love with Eva, a mysterious woman who nurses him back to health after he was shot and left for dead.

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Being heir of the Bass empire, Chuck never wanted Eva to know who he was, until he decided to go back to New York with her on his private plane.
When Eva mentioned the need to pack her things and passport, that was when Chuck uttered the famous line: “We don’t need passports. I’m Chuck Bass.”

It was the one line that made me fall for Chuck.
So when Penshoppe announced that Chuck Bass a.k.a. British actor Ed Westwick was coming to town to shoot their new ad campaign, my friends and I collectively swooned.

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Once we confirmed our invites to a press conference at the Peninsula Manila’s Salon de Ning, my friends and I scrambled to get our hair, makeup and outfits planned.
Len, Grace and Keri went to Lourd Ramos’s new salon, Creations at Glorietta 5.

Len, Grace, Keri

Two days before I got a volume rebond at Park Jun’s salon.
Then Bobby Carlos did my makeup at home.

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All for the love of Chuck.

Last Thursday, Jay and Pia met me at home. At 6:30 PM, I got a message from Kevin that no phones or cameras were allowed at the venue.
Since Pia and I refused to part with our electronic devices, we made a Ninja plan to go to Mercury Drug and buy sanitary pads to conceal our gadgets.

Pia Magalona at Mercury Drug

And that is why we were late. The press con had already begun when we arrived at 7:30.
Traffic was so bad going to the Pen that we got ourselves dropped off on Ayala Avenue and ran the rest of the way.
We found a room full of swooning fans, poised, behaved and in awe of Ed Westwick, who was so charming, maamo—all the nice things in a guy—with perfect skin and a British accent Mich Dulce would love.

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Though it was standing room only when we got there, I was lucky to find a spot where I could see him perfectly.
I didn’t have a plan to ask any question, I really just wanted to be there and bask in his presence.
The press con was almost over as Ed had to catch a plane back to New York that same night.
My friend Jay was forcing me to say something, ask a question and I said no. But Jay wouldn’t stop. He whispered something to Ed’s handler, Joyce Ramirez.
Next thing, I heard Sarah Meier saying my name and handing me the microphone. All eyes were on me and I froze.

“I don’t really have a question,” I began. I felt like Hugh Grant from Horse & Hound magazine in the movie Notting Hill.
Then I mumbled: “I just really wanted to hear you say, ‘We don’t need passports. I’m Chuck Bass.”

Ed kind of laughed and thanked me for giving him the easiest task of the day, then he switched into character, looked at me and said, “We don’t need passports. I’m Chuck Bass.”

That was it. The whole room screamed and sighed.
I love Chuck Bass!!!
My world spun at that moment. They had a toast, they gave him a jacket, and then he was gone.

My friends and I stayed a little longer and out came the hidden cameras and BlackBerries.
Our favorite paparazzi, Magic Liwanag, spotted us in a corner and took this photo.

La Familia Zaragoza by Magic Liwanag
From L-R: Kerin, Keri, Len, Kevin, Pia, Grace, me, Carlo, Jay, Alexei

Grace calls this shot “La Familia Zaragoza.”
We had an amazing time. We were in Chuck heaven. As Quark Henares would say, “It’s a magic!”
Thank you so much for having us.
XOXO

P.S. I just found out the correct line is, “We don’t need tickets. I’m Chuck Bass.” To which I tell you, I am really Hugh Grant from Horse & Hound. Award talaga. But Ed is such a gentleman/actor he just said it anyway. So thanks to that. Dinadama kita, Chuck Bass!!

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Reese Magallanes

 the guy in gray suit looks like chuck! hehehe parang he’s imitating the look.. infairness parang siya talaga.. hehehe

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CVS Reply:

the funny thing is, Jay has never watched Gossip Girl

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jealous!can I reblog this Miss C? 😀 Nauna talaga si Nate sa puso ko..pero nabihag ako ni Chuck nung season 3 na! 😀

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CVS Reply:

sure

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Just me: I’m hoping SOMEONE brings Hugh Laurie to the Philippines. 😉

You had a great time. Ayus! 😀

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MavisGal

I love Ed Westwick all the more! Winner ka Ms. C!

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Galileogirl

Ang napansin ko sa lahat, Pia Magalona’s shoes.  I like! What are those? 

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lucky you, cvs – nadama mo si ed westwick! at nadama nya ang polka-dotted mong comme!

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CVS Reply:

thank you 🙂

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omfg!!!! effing hot!!!! i have a feeling you were the most memorable for Ed in that presscon 🙂 

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Horse & Hound magazine – loveeettt xoxo

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browneyedgirl

mejo off-topic…  i just wonder why penshoppe had him come over instead of having the photo shoot abroad like what kamiseta has always been doing with their foreign endorsers…  wala lang, just a thought.  more publicity? 

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i guess

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tawa ako ng tawa. I can’t even imagine you say this “I just really wanted to hear you say, ‘We don’t need passports. I’m Chuck Bass.”  tawa lang ng tawa. nakakalakas makaputang ina! IDOL 🙂

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I love this post, Cecile! Feeling ko I was there!

The OK! magazine staff went to the press con (masabi nga sa kanila yung hidden camera trick mo!) and for the first time in all our years of interviewing Hollywood stars, this is the first time I saw my girls just sighing and giggling when I asked them, “How’d it go?” As in speechless ang mga loka.

After reading this post, I know na why! 🙂

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Pinkylee

Ms Chuva, what’s volume rebond?

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CVS Reply:

it’s a rebond with curl and body so you don’t look like you rebonded. Hindi Wayne’s World walis 🙂

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abby mapeso Reply:

i want volume rebond too! how much is it?

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CVS Reply:

10k ++

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OMG SANA MAY VIDEO!!!! I wanna hear him do it in an interview!!! LUCKYYYYYY

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Badit Cuason Reply:

Especially his Chuck Bass character, yung may pabulong-effect pa and mesmerizing eyes while talking noh? *swoon*

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Especially his Chuck Bass character, yung may pabulong-effect pa and mesmerizing eyes while talking noh? *swoon*

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ivo

OMG ang swerte moooooo and super ganda and sexy ni ms. Pia i love chuvaness 🙂 CHUCK BASSSSSSSSS  

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🙂 That was why I was wondering why the passport was not familiar… Thanks for the post it’s lovely Haaay Kakilig!!!

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Natatawa at natutuwa ako when you show your fangirly side, Ms. C. 🙂

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Ilovecarlaregina

Shit! Ang gwapo nya! 😀 Sana isama nya yung buong cast ng Gossip Girl pagbalik nya. :))

I love Chuck Bass! 😀 <3

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Niceyfemme Reply:

Chuck Bass is enough for me 😉 Ok fine I won’t mind if Nate tags along……. 

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Niceyfemme

Chuck Bass is enough for me 😉 Ok fine I won’t mind if Nate tags along……. 

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AC

I hope a video of that moment comes out soon!! 

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anj santos

well,  its the thought and the swagger that made that line powerful! 🙂

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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEE ))))))))-: WILL CRY FOREVER KJSHDKHJGDJHSGFKHDGFSJHGFDJSHDLK

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PUTANG INAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! PUTANG INA TALAGA!!!! TANGINAAAAAAAAAA I CANT BELIEVE I WAS NOT THERE!!!  [Reply]Toshi Reply:June 4th, 2011 at 1:03 PMoh you can say putang ina here? YAY! PUTANGINA!! 😀 [Reply]JOYZzz Reply:June 4th, 2011 at 4:17 PMThis made my day !!! LOL at least you have the right to say this because you would definitely be invited unlike other pretenders 🙂 [Reply]Joyce A. Ramirez™ Reply:June 5th, 2011 at 5:20 AMI’m bringing him back – SOONER than you can say P.I. lol [Reply]Niceyfemme Reply:June 5th, 2011 at 9:58 AMPlease do bring him back? Nagmamakaawa po ako and sana you invite me din… Read more »

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oh you can say putang ina here? YAY! PUTANGINA!! 😀

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This made my day !!! LOL at least you have the right to say this because you would definitely be invited unlike other pretenders 🙂

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I’m bringing him back – SOONER than you can say P.I. lol

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Niceyfemme

Please do bring him back? Nagmamakaawa po ako and sana you invite me din pleaaaaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee?????????????? All for the love of Chuck! I never thought I’d swoon over a womanizing b-tard…..

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anj santos

i believe its “We don’t need TICKETS. I’m Chuck Bass.”

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CVS Reply:

oh my???

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sunworshipper

hoping for another Ed in Manila thrilla! Porlly you can convince Ms.Joyce to also bring Chace with him! 🙂

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Panalo ka talaga Ms. C! I love that uber powerful line!

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Bee

swoooooon! <3 not that this puny detail matter much, but if my memory serves me correctly, i think i remember him say "we don't need tickets, I'm Chuck Bass". xoxoB

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award!

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Jin Barrameda

what a spontaneous finale!!!!!  galing!!!!

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Niceyfemme

OMG! OMG!!!!! 

I too liked Nate at first, but when Chuck and Blair’s story goes on, I got drawn into him! I would have died if Im there. Have a big crush with Chuck Bass. Yes video please!!!!! Oh and it’s nice to know he’s really nice in person… I like him even more!

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JOYZzz Reply:

I agree!!! Chace was just Season 1 but I think people responded to Chuck’s character more that is why they spun the script that way. I loved Chuck but when I heard Ed’s English accent on interviews, I died haaay

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I agree!!! Chace was just Season 1 but I think people responded to Chuck’s character more that is why they spun the script that way. I loved Chuck but when I heard Ed’s English accent on interviews, I died haaay

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you  are crazy! i never thought someone like you and pia would do such thing?!.  now, let me try that next time but would they believe me if i do the same thing? hahhaahah….. good thing the guards didnt notice your gadgets hahhaah… i always love chuck bass..i find him so romantic and his facial features makes me so…..( now im thinking of the best word that will best suit to complete  the statement…hahhahahahaaha) ….i adore you and your friends…….. love love love….. x.o.x.o

-Miguel

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Grabe lang sa kilig! I literally shed happy tears when you had him say “We don’t need passports. I’m Chuck Bass.” YOU ALREADY Ms. C! 😀

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super inggit, im not a big fan, but kinilig ako sa live spiel na “We don’t need passports, im Chuck Bass” me video ba? share!!!

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my gad! that penshoppe photo (with the blue shit + chest hair) — it’s as if he is looking right through your soul.

HEAVEN! 

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Anneragasa

Chuck Bass!!!!!!! I love!

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i am so jealous! 🙂

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Jay is so bibo!  I love him even more.  lol

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