Dabarkads Joey de Leon shows that he’s the ‘OG’ Barbi or ‘Bartolome Del Rosario’

The upcoming movie of Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, ‘Barbie’, went viral on social media several months before its showing on July 2023.

Several netizens used the template of Barbie as their DP, and some celebrities also joined the hype, including Barbie Imperial.


Even Eat Bulaga host Joey de Leon joined the trend and reminded the netizens that he was the ‘OG’ Barbie of the Philippines.

In the said Facebook post, Joey shared a photo used in his 1989 film Barbi: Maid in the Philippines.

She even edited the photo using the template being used for the latest Barbie movie.

“Did you know that the real name of this ‘Barbie’ is Bartolome Del Rosario?” Joey said.

Barbi: Maid in the Philippines was directed by Tony Y. Reyes and is considered one of the most popular movies of Joey.


The said movie was followed by Barbie for President in 1991 and Run Barbi Run in 1995.

Joey’s character last appeared in the movie of Paolo Ballesteros Barbi: D’ Wonder Beki in 2017.

Several celebrities, including Maja Salvador, Tonipet Gaba and even Direk Tony, reacted to the post by Joey.


“Thank you Barbi …. Dahil sa iyo ay aking naintindihan ang aral ng buhay …” Reyes said.

“YEEEEES!!! #OG!” Tonipet said.


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