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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Aug 7, 2017

Mother Lily Monteverde Steals The Thunder From Her Stars At The 'Woke Up Like This' Presscon With A Surprise Hiphop Dance Number

MOTHER LILY stole the presscon of “Woke Up Like This” when she joined a group of male dancers who performed a special number for the press to the tune of today’s hit song, “Despacito”. We didn’t recognize her right away as she was in full costume of a basketball uniform looking like a millennial with her dark shades. She was even wearing a wig for long hair. And she danced hiphop with so much energy and gusto.

When the cast and the press realized that it was Mother Lily who was dancing, they all cheered for her and shrieked with delight. Cast members Vhong Navarro, Lovi Poe, Dione Monsanto, Cora Waddell, Yana Asistio, child actor Raikko Mateo and the director, Joel Ferrer, joined her on the dance floor like they’re all having a big party.

It was the first time Mother Lily did such a dance number in a presscon and she’s the only local producer who can pull off that kind of stunt. After the dance number, we talked to her as she was wiping off the beads of sweat in her forehead.

“Pinilit lang ako ni Roselle (her daughter),” she says. “Ayoko noong una. 78 na ako, ha. Pero naisip ko, why not? Let's have fun. Okay naman, di ba? Enjoy naman ang lahat.”

We told her everyone enjoyed her performance. “Woke Up Like This” will open in theaters on August 23 and it’s her own birthday presentation as she will be turning a year older on August 19.