It has something to do with her baby Martina!
Halili is one of the artists who attended the launch of Oreo’s collaboration with BLACKPINK on Wednesday, January 11, 2022 at the TriNoma Activity Center.
According to Halili, her last on-ground work was in 2019 before the pandemic. In February 2020, Halili got married to Jeron Manzanero. The pandemic then came and Halili got pregnant with their first baby.
In her interview with FreebieMNL during the event, Halili says that, being a BLINK herself, the Oreo x BLACKPINK event was the a perfect opportunity for her to go back to showbiz events.
The group has a special place in her heart especially during the time when she was still pregnant with Martina. In fact, her pregnancy became one of the factors to how she became a BLACKPINK fan.
Halili tells FreebieMNL, “Noong pregnant ako, isa talaga yung songs ng BLACKPINK yung sinasayaw ko magmula nang malaman ko na girl yung baby ko. Actually, na-feel ko na girl yung baby ko kasi gusto ko talaga yung songs ng BLACKPINK noong pregnant ako. Totoo ‘to, ha!
“Meron talaga akong post na sumasayaw ako sa Instagram na BLACKPINK yung music ko ta’s noong nalaman ko na may BLACKPINK collaboration yung Oreo [na invited ako], ‘Ha, totoo ba ‘to? Totoo ba? Hindi nga!’ So, parang worth it ito at magandang pagbabalik sa akin.”
Halili admits that it was only during the pandemic when she became a BLINK, but it came to a point she wished her baby would look like one of the BLACKPINK members.
“Actually, naririnig-rinig ko sila, late na ako noong napakinggan ko yung songs nila. Napakinggan ko talaga yung songs nila, nakakulong na tayo sa house, yun na yung pregnant na ako ta’s pinapanuod ko na yung music video nila.
“Sabi ko, sana isa sa kanila, kamukha ng baby ko, sila ang gusto kong paglihian! Actually, ang fave ko that time, si Jennie.
“Kaya nga sabi ko, hindi ko palalampasin ito, siyempre may mga usap pa na nangyayari, pero kahit ano mangyari, go ako diyan. Very personal and noong lumalaki ako, part din ng buhay ko si Oreo; tayong lahat, di ba?”
Halili even says she had to hoard a lot of pink Oreo x BLACKPINK cookies because it is her daughter’s favorite color!
The Oreo x BLACKPINK was just a warm-up for Halili’s showbiz comeback as she’s now ready to return to doing projects after a three-year break.
Halili started her career in 2003 as part of the first season of “StarStruck.” She then became known for her roles as the bestfriend of the main lead or villain in teleseryes such as in “MariMar,” “Ako Si Kim Sam Soon,” “Rosalinda,” “Alice Bungisngis and Her Wonder Walis,” “The Rich Man’s Daughter,” “Impostora,” and “Love You Two.”
Halili is currently managed by Sparkle (GMA Artist Center) and Aguila Artists Management.
Meanwhile, the limited-edition Oreo x BLACKPINK cookies are now available in the market.
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