Filipino fan who enters Lea Salonga’s dressing room describes his feeling: “Para akong ipis na inapakan”

Businessman and Digital Creator Christopher Retokelly Carpila, who went viral on social media after uploading a video during his meeting with Lea Salonga, couldn’t hide his sadness that he was treated by the singer that way.

In an interview with Julius Babao, Christopher said that he felt like an insect after he saw the reaction of Lea when they entered her dressing room after the ‘Here Lies Love’ show of the singer at the Broadway Theater.

“Para akong ipis na inapakan or kutong tiniris, ‘yun po kasi talaga ang naramdaman ko Sir Julius,” said Christopher. “Lahat po kami natulala,” 

He also narrated why they were given access to Lea’s dressing room and explained that they didn’t expect the singer’s reaction because they were allowed by the security personnel to visit her.

According to Christopher, he readied his camera even before they entered the dressing room, so he captured Lea’s reaction and refusal to have a photo with them.

“Nandoon ka po sa moment na lahat ay excited, biglang ganon,” he said.

However, after that incident, Lea fulfilled her promise and had a photo with Christopher’s group outside her dressing room.

He even showed a photo as a remembrance of his unforgettable experience.

Christopher also denied that he wanted Lea to be criticized online by uploading the video of the incident.

However, he admitted that he was disappointed by Lea’s treatment of them.

“Wala po akong intensyon na siraan ko siya, first time ko po itong naramdaman,” he stated.

“Siguro way ko lang po ‘yon para mailabas ko ‘yung [pakiramdam ko],” he added.

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