Old magazine cover of ’80s Regal Babies goes viral

Maricel Soriano and the other Regal Babies

Can you name all nine?

An old but still very much colorful photo of a cover page from an ’80s issue of the long defunct Movie Flash magazine went viral on social media Tuesday, featuring nine young actresses then under contract with Regal Films in all their youthful glory.

Starring Janice De Belen, Maricel Soriano, Gretchen Barretto, Jackie Lou Blanco, Nadia Montenegro, Arlene Muhlach, Manilyn Reynes, Kristina Paner and Sheryl Cruz, the cover was originally uploaded by a Facebook fan page dedicated to Maricel with this caption: “Rare cover Page with the Regal Babies in the ’80s ~ admin em.”

The photo was immediately shared across Facebook and Twitter and as of this posting has 2,621 likes and 407 shares from Maricel’s fan page alone.

In his comment on the photo, Facebook user Ronaldo Navarro posted, “iba talaga mga artista noon. everyone has a distinct look apart frm others. ngayon iisa na hitsura mga artista!”

Mike Herrera could not help but wax nostalgic with his comment, “ang lovelife ni gretchen nuon si joey loyzaga.si janice nag ON na sila ni aga muhlach, hanggang sa ipanganak nya si Iggyboy nung 1987, big scandal yun at that time.”

For his part, veteran movie scribe Cesar Evangelista went on record by posting, “MEMORIES! That’s OUR magazine at GASI Publications where I used to be the Managing Editor of Movie FLASH. Those were the days, friends.”

As for the Regal Babies themselves, Nadia Montenegro was laughing in her tweet when Ruby Rodriguez called her attention to the FB post.
“Hahahahaah…Aliw naman!! Ang papayat pa namin ni muhlach. Hahahaha. Tnx mare,” Nadia tweeted.

And when her own Twitter follower showed her the photo, Janice De Belen could only exclaim, “GRABE NAMAN TO! Ang luma.”



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