We love to see our biggest stars show love to and spread awareness on Filipino culture globally! Filipino-American influencer/musician Bella Poarch dressed up as superheroine folk icon Darna! The “Dolls” singer shared her costume on Instagram alongside a few different superhero poses and even a behind the scenes video that shows some material left from the DIY creation.
The Instagram picture drew the attention of a lot of our favorite Filipino influencers, most notably fellow Forbes Top Creator Bretman Rock. You can catch “Mars Ravelo’s Darna” weeknights on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, TV5, and iWantTFC. Check out Bella Poarch’s costume below!
Photo Courtesy of Bella Poarch’s Instagram
The Philippine mythological creature, Kapre is making an international debut on Hulu’s horror anthology, Bite Size Halloween. The tree-dwelling giant is featured in the short film, “The Kapre,” which is one of the 20 episodes in the spooky series’ third season.
Directed by Carlo Ledesma, “The Kapre” stars Tippy Dos Santos and Nico Locco as “two unsuspecting Americans [who] awaken a large and legendary creature while camping in an enchanted Philippine forest.”
“And thanks to an amazing dream team cast and crew, we were able to bring our hundred foot giant to life. So world, meet The Kapre. The Philippine version of Bigfoot. He’s nice once ya get to know him,” he wrote. We look forward to seeing more Philippine mythology and representation on-screen.
Cover Photo Credit: Tippy Dos Santos Instagram