Janella Salvador got a surprise debut celebration last March 29, 2016, a night before her actual
18th birthday. The party, lovingly organized by her mother Jenine Desiderio, was held at the
Victorian 2 of Palazzo Verde.
She entered the venue singing “I See The Light”, as she thought she was a special guest
performer at the birthday party of a seven-year-old fan, only to be surprised with the presence of
her closest family and friends. Janella stopped singing momentarily, as she got emotional upon
realizing that the party was actually for her.
She was then ushered to the stage for the 18 roses. Among those who danced with the actress
were Kapamilya stars Richard Yap, Marlo Mortel, Eric Quizon, Jon Lucas, McCoy De Leon, Tom
Doromal, and Robi Domingo, who also served as the host for the night. Janella's brother Russell
was her last dance.
For the 18 candles, showbiz personalities Jane Oineza, Julia Barretto, Vina Morales, Jamie
Rivera, and Roselle Monteverde of Regal Films gave their messages. Her mother Jenine was the
last one to give a message, and sang “Someone Who Believes in You”. The guests started to
become emotional when her mother started the speech.
Later, a video of Janella’s 18 blessings was shown where she gave out groceries to the less
fortunate. Various Kapamilya stars like Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro, Enchong Dee, Luis
Manzano and Mr. Ryan Cayabyab also gave their video greetings. Janella’s onscreen partner
Elmo Magalona also came onstage and gave her a message.
On the last part of the program, she thanked her mother who spearheaded the party, as well as
everyone who came. She also thanked the suppliers who made the event possible, most
especially Palazzo Verde. The actress said, “Palazzo Verde is really my choice of venue”.
Also, she thanked Juan Carlo The Caterer, Nice Print Photography, Christine Ong-Te Events,
Teddy Manuel Events Styling, 3rdAvenue, LST Lights and Sounds, Aze Ching LED Wall, Honey
Glaze Cakes, Instamug, Studio Wheels, Pixel Image, Part Bitz and Pieces Dessert Station and
Janella in a stunning red gown at her Surprise Debut Party in Palazzo Verde
Janella shares a first dance for her 18 roses with Richard Yap, her on screen dad in Be
Careful with My Heart
Jea, as she is fondly called by her family and closest friends, blows her eighteen candle
by her giant cake
With pal Julia Barreto
Her little brother was part of her 18 roses