IT was a day of fun, excitement, freebies and exhilarating moves on the dance floor as Kapamilya star Ella Cruz met her fans in a Meet and Greet Session last March 16 at NCCC Mall Tagum, Davao del Norte and NCCC Mall in Ma-a, Davao City.

NCCC Department Store with BUM Clothing line, provided its patrons and loyal shoppers a good treat by bringing to the city the "Aryana" star to give an ultimate entertainment.

Ella first visited the NCCC Mall Tagum City, where she was mobbed by hundreds of fans.

Few Tagumenyos were given a chance to have a photo opportunity and an autograph signing with the teen star.

Right after her performance in Tagum City, Ella and her team travelled back to Davao City for another Meet and Greet at NCCC Mall Maa.

The 19-year-old Gabriela Annjane Umali Cruz in real life got a warm welcome from her fans.

Before the meet and greet started, the audience were asked some questions, and to those who answered correctly received a freebies from BUM for whom Ella is the brand ambassador.

During the short program, Ella admitted she is not a born singer, but you can help not to admire her moves on the dance floor.

Ella proved her versatility as an artist. She's also good at throwing lines with co-actors.

In a short chit-chat, Ella shared that she's excited with new projects that she will be doing for her home network.

"Abangan niyo na lang po yung newest na gagawin ko, di pa kasi pwedeng sabihin," Ella said.

The young actress was last seen in the TV series Bagito where she played Vanessa Bueno.

Ella considered her role at Bagito as the most mature so far in her career.

She said that she is not comfortable with the bed scene she had with the lead actor of the series, Nash Aguas.

But despite of the fear, Ella admitted she was challenged to give more than what's expected from her.

Before Bagito, Ella starred in a fantaserye Aryana, where she played the role of a mermaid.

Ella's versatility as an actress shows how open she is in innovating herself to fully satisfy her fans.

Even at a young age, Ella already proven she has that talent in acting when she got the Best Child Actress Award at the 56th Famas Awards for the movie Resiklo, year 2008.


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