It's not every day that a celebrity eschews the chauffeur in favor of a more pedestrian mode of transport. So, when young star Anne Curtis posted a photo of herself on the MRT, the whole social media world took notice.
It could've been just an ordinary night for commuters of the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) plying the EDSA route.
But passengers in the special designated coach for women got the shock of the night when a famous actress and TV host walked through the doors of the train.
Fresh from a flight from Sydney, Australia, Anne Curtis decided to take the MRT to beat the traffic and make it in time for the concert of international singer Kylie Minogue at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.
Practically very few people would've known about this rare incident had Curtis not posted tweets about Tuesday's public transport escapade.
"Hulaan nyo kung nasaan ako para makahabol kay #Kylie? :p," Curtis tweeted—and with a photo evidence to boot—sending users of the popular social networking sites in a flurry.
Curtis is currently the most followed Filipino celebrity on Twitter, with more than 1.3 million followers on her account.
Curtis' MRT gamble eventually paid off, with Minogue tweeting: "This group looked amazing tonight," referring to Curtis and her friends in an accompanying photo.
In the ensuing commotion, the words "MRT" and "Anne Curtis" eventually became Twitter's 4th and 5th trending topic, respectively.
The concert venue, where Minogue performed, landed on the last spot, while the performer herself for that night was conspicuously absent from the list.
It is worth noting, however, that in some countries, people don't make a big deal out of celebrities riding public transport.
Musician David Byrne, for example, is often seen riding a bike around New York, a part of his personal advocacy to encourage the use of cycling as a means of transport.
There's also an entire page about celebrity sightings on the famous London Tube is also available online.
Vincent Kartheiser, who plays Pete Campbell in the US TV series Mad Men, is also an avid fan of public commuting, and has said that the public bus routes in Los Angeles, California where he lives is pretty easy to navigate. — TJD, GMA News