Now that sports enthusiasts can watch games live again, fans are turning their attention to the next generation of athletic talent. And unless you’re living under the rock, it would be hard for you to miss Deanna Wong, the 23-year-old star player of Choco Mucho Flying Titans in the Philippine Volleyball League. Aside from her standout skills, she’s also setting the internet on fire with her quirky dance moves and charming personality, so it comes as no surprise that fans even camp outside her house just for a quick glimpse!
Curious about the trending star? Read more about her below!
5 things to know about Deanna Wong:
1. She's originally from Cebu
The star setter is a proud Cebuana, having spent most of her life at the Queen City of South. She’s a graduate of Saint Theresa’s College in grade school and University of San Jose-Recoletos in high school. She has a huge heart for her hometown, too! ICYDK, when Cebu was stricken by Typhoon Odette last year, she helped raise over 123 million pesos for relief efforts.
2. She rose to fame during her stint in the Ateneo Lady Eagles
Deanna has been playing volleyball since she was in sixth grade, but it was her stint in the Ateneo women’s volleyball that got her noticed by her fan base. In 2018, she won the “Best Setter” award and a shiny championship award for the whole team the following year.
3. She’s a budding dancer too, and has collaborated with the likes of Niana Guerrero!
You’d be surprised that this girl can dance, and has even made some covers with breakout TikTok star Niana Guerrero, much to the delight of their Gen Z fans!
4. She's currently single
She dated fellow volleyball player Jema Galanza for three years before confirming their breakup in 2021. In a guesting at the noontime show It’s Showtime, she expressed her well wishes for her ex-girlfriend. “Kung saan siya masaya, masaya rin ako. Lagi kong sinasabi at the very start na she deserves to be happy.” Aww!
5. She has a huge social media following!
Needless to say, Deanna amassed a huge following on her social platforms. She currently has 1.3 million followers on Instagram and over 613K fans on Twitter. Talk about a social media darling!
This story originally appeared on Candymag.com.
Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.
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