Ylona Garcia interviews James Worthy, Dirk Nowitzki

Published February 24, 2022, 1:53 PM

by Stephanie Bernardino

Filipino-Australian actress-musician Ylona Garcia is one lucky girl!

This is how many basketball aficionados described the latter, who recently had an opportunity to hobnob with the likes of American sports commentator and former professional basketball player James Worthy and German former professional basketball player Dirk Nowitzki.

She shared videos and photos of her interviewing the two stars on Instagram.

“#NBAALLSTAR SATURDAY NIGHT !! (gem stone emojis),” the 19-year-old wrote as caption.

The following day, she returned and watched the exhibition game.

She thanked National Basketball Association for inviting her to witness such “greatness.”

“I’ll remember this moment forever,” she said.

The 71st NBA All-Star Game was held in Cleveland, Ohio a few days ago.

Ylona rose to prominence after joining as a housemate in the first part of the second special season of ABS-CBN’s reality show “Pinoy Big Brother” in 2015, where she finished first runner-up.

In 2020, Ylona went viral for making good use of her free time amid the ongoing pandemic.

The former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate went back with her family to Sydney, Australia, keeping busy working for a fast food chain in the suburb of Bonnyrigg.

Then the following year, Ylona joined American music collective 88Rising.

Recently, she released her latest single “Entertain Me,” which instantly received a total of over 15 million streams on different platforms.