In this showbiz-crazy country, we Filipinos sometimes tend to idolize our favorite celebritiies to the point that we think of them as sheer perfection. After all, when these people are as beautiful and as talented as they are, it’s quite difficult to think of them as anything less.
Obviously, we know by now that’s not true, but thankfully we’re not hear to talk about the horrible things some showbiz people have done in their lives – that’s a different list for someone else to write. This list, instead, is about their onstage fails and falls, reminding us that they’re not so perfect after all, but what makes these celebrities aspirational to a large extent is how they keep getting up after each and every blooper, often happening on live television.
Yes, we laugh at their foibles and pathos: but we don’t laugh at them, so much as we laugh with them, knowing full well that all of these celebrities have pretty much found a way to bounce back from some of the most embarrassing moments they have ever experienced in their entire career.
8. Claudine Barretto
The Fall: While heading down the stairs to sing on ASAP, Claudine Barretto trips and cusses on live television.
Obviously, this is low on the list because she doesn’t actually fall so much as she just stumbles, but her immediate, uncensored reaction is definitely what shocked everybody. Remember: this was around seven years before she and her now-estranged husband Raymart Santiago laid the smack down on Mon Tulfo.
The Bounce Back: Claudine was bulletproof at this point in her career. She just promptly covered her mouth upon realizing what she said, then immediately apologized before proceeding to her hosting duties.
7. Kim Chiu and Enchong Dee
The Fall: While being lifted by Enchong Dee for what should have been an elaborate flip, Enchong’s strength failed him, and he ended up doing what looked like a WWE-quality electric chair drop. No word if this video ever reached Vince McMahon at Stamford headquarters.
Kim Chiu has fallen three times on live television over the course of her ASAP career. You’re going to see her quite a bit on this list.
The Bounce Back: Kim Chiu has fallen three times on live television over the course of her ASAP career. You’re going to see her quite a bit on this list. That is definitely bouncing back for more, seeing as it happened to her two more times.
6. Sarah Geronimo
The Fall: On her birthday special, no less, Sarah Geronimo is singing a medley that started off with “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” While being as amazingly glammed up as only Sarah G can, she then stumbles and falls while shaking her hips, sitting on the floor for a while, but still looking fierce as ever.
You have to admit, someone who is as much of a perfectionist as a performer as Sarah Geronimo would seem unthinkable as a victim of good ol’ gravity, but here you are.
The Bounce Back: C’mon. She never lost her fierceness or poise while she sat on the floor. That is incredible.
5. Kim Chiu
The Fall: While doing another production number, this time, a backup dancer fails Kim Chiu as he attempts to flip her over, making her crashland on the floor. This could either be a suplex or a back body drop. Your call what it is.
At the rate Kim is going, maybe it shouldn’t be Enchong going to the WWE, but her.
The Bounce Back: Remember, she’s got a third fall to go. She definitely bounced back from this, with ease.