Coleen Garcia looked flawless at the ABS-CBN Ball, but as it turns out, there’s more to that night than the usual red carpet preparations—one which involves food poisoning, a missed flight, and a missing baggage—Yup, it was that cray!
She shared her struggle through a long Instagram post: “So I flew from Paris to Bangkok, had one meal on the plane, got food poisoning, did not sleep AT ALL & kept vomiting on the way back. It was so bad. Once I landed in BKK, I didn’t have much time but I was STRUGGLING to not pass out while walking in the airport! First time & I was ALONE! My vision was a blur, my body felt like it was melting & my head was spinning so bad, so I went straight to the nearest restroom & collapsed on the floor in the cubicle before continuing to throw up what was left of my guts.” Yikes! She continued: “I inched my way to the lounge & the same thing happened until I heard my name being called, so with all my energy, I ran to the gate. I ended up missing my flight by 1 MINUTE & it made me cry in the airport out of frustration—and those who know me know that I don’t usually cry!”
She said she was finally able to change her flight with no additional cost, but it meant she would arrive at 7 p.m. instead of the initial 11 a.m.—keeping in mind that she still hadn’t fit her gown, and the call time was actually 6 p.m. She was finally able to rest and recover in the airport lounge before rushing—only to find out one of her bags got left behind.
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She wrote, “The reason why I’m sharing this is because I’m blessed to know wonderful people who gladly came through when I needed it most.” She revealed the people who helped her get through the night, including Lovi Poe, who ended up fitting the dress for her, and Kylie Verzosa and Mica Javier who offered her their hotel room. “I’m just happy that I made it to the ball in one piece & enjoyed the rest of the night with good company. I cannot tell you enough how happy I was to be there!” she said.