John Lloyd Cruz joins Twitter

Posted at 01/31/13 10:05 PM

MANILA -- John Lloyd Cruz on Thursday night opened a Twitter account, joining other local celebrities who use the popular micro-blogging site.

John Lloyd Cruz on Twitter

Using the twitter handle @johnlloydcruz08, the prized Kapamilya actor, in his first "tweet," thanked Star Magic for welcoming him to the social networking platform. "Thank you @StarMagicPhils for the welcome," he said.

Cruz is a contract artist of Star Magic, the talent management arm of ABS-CBN.

In its official Twitter account, Star Magic announced Thursday afternoon that the 29-year-old actor has indeed joined the micro-blogging site, as well as the image-sharing service Instagram.

It said, "Welcome @johnlloydcruz08 on Twitter and Instagram! :) The official account of John Lloyd Cruz! Follow na guys!"

In three hours, Cruz's Twitter account already garnered over 1,000 followers. At 1,865 as of writing, the actor's number of followers continues to increase.

In subsequent "tweets," the "One More Chance" star greeted his fans, saying "Hello guys!" He also linked to an Instagram photo showing him with make-up artist Steven Doloso preparing for a photoshoot.

Known for his preference to keeping private his personal life -- he earlier admitted to being cautious in accepting sit-down interviews -- Cruz's move generated excitement among his fans.

The actor's current girlfriend, actress Angelica Panganiban, ranks among the top 5 local personalities with the most number of followers on the micro-blogging site. As of writing, the "Apoy sa Dagat" star has 2,378,151 followers.

"It's Showtime" host Anne Curtis, meanwhile, continues to reign as the country's "Twitter queen," with over 4 million followers as of Thursday.