Enchong marks birthday with Ellen DeGeneres

Posted at 11/08/12 8:45 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Enchong Dee recently got the VIP treatment for his birthday in the United States, as he visited the studio of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" as a live audience member.

Image courtesy of Enchong Dee's Instagram account

Along with Kapamilya actors Jason Abalos and Rayver Cruz, Dee scored VIP tickets to the show's episode, which reportedly aired in the US on November 6.

In a photo shared Wednesday by Dee on the image-sharing site Instagram, the "Ina, Kapatid, Anak" actor is seen inside the Warner Bros. Studios in California, where the live talk-variety show is held.

According to Dee in the photo's accompanying caption, DeGeneres "hugged [him] for three seconds."

Dee turned 24 on November 5.

He also expressed excitement over getting tickets to a concert of the pop-rock band Maroon 5, as well as to another live episode of "Ellen."

"#ImAtEllen Im with my friends, I won an Ellen shirt for Dancing, We won Maroon 5 tix for March 15 in staples, I got a new album of maroon 5, Ellen Hugged me for 3 seconds and greeted me Happy Birthday kahit walang picture masaya na ko to the Ginormous level," Dee said.

"The best part we have a sure seat for December 17 show for 12 days of giveaways on Ellen again:) ahhhhhh!!!! #bestbirthdayever," he added.

Upon seeing their idol on the American TV show, fans of Dee took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share that they've spotted the actor with Cruz and Abalos in the audience.

A video of the opening segment of "Ellen" for its November 6 episode has even made the rounds among Dee's followers. The video uploaded on YouTube (seen above) shows the Kapamilya actors dancing along with the audience in the first minutes of the program.

Along with other Kapamilya talents, Dee is in the United States for a series of shows celebrating the 20th anniversary of ABS-CBN's talent management arm, Star Magic.