Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sam Milby (Filipino-American)

Filipino-American Sam Milby, 24, is a fast-rising star in the Philippines, having introduced in the 1st season of Pinoy Big Brother three years back and now considered as one of the bankable stars in the country.

Sam's Big Brother stint is his claim to fame, which gave him a lot of opportunities, may it be in television or in movies, as well as in the music scene.

Despite his difficulty in Tagalog, Sam emerged to be as a very competent actor, thanks for the roles which were tailor-fit for him.

He is also one of the top endorsers, most popular for endorsing BENCH clothing.

Last TV Show: Dyosa
Last Movie: My Big Love

Sam will next be seen in a 2009 Summer movie with Bea Alonzo and Derek Ramsay. It's tentatively titled And I Love You So.

On TV, he will be paired for the second time with Angel Locsin in Buhay ng Buhay Ko.

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Piolo Pascual (Mixed Race)

Fondly called as Papa P, Piolo Pascual (1/2 Filipino, 1/4 Spanish, 1/4 German) is a multimedia star in the Philippines, having conquered movies, television and the music scene with ease.

Piolo started his career via the youth-oriented show That's Entertainment as PJ Pascual, where he stayed for more than a year, but his biggest breakthrough happened when he was launched as one of the members of Star Circle Batch 3 along with Carlos Agassi, Cheska Garcia, Bojo Molina, Kaye Abad, Paolo Contis and many more.

His claim to fame was when he was cast in Esperanza, the series and the movie, which paired him to Judy Ann Santos.

He was last seen in the TV series 'Lobo' and the 2009 movie 'Love Me Again (Land Down Under)' with best-bodied actress Angel Locsin.

As an award-winning actor, Piolo won a Grand Slam Best Supporting Actor for the movie Dekada '70 and a number of Best Actor trophies for different remarkable roles.

PJ is also a four-time platinum selling artist and one of the top celebrity endorsers. Truly, he is one of the most celebrated and highly recognized celebrities in the country.

For the record, Piolo, who has a 9-year-old son named Iñigo, has been romantically linked to only 2 or more names such as Pops Fernandez and Rica Peralejo. He was also rumored to have had an M2M affair with fellow heartthrob Sam Milby.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Zanjoe Marudo (Filipino)

Zanjoe Marudo was just a plain model before, but his hint in Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 1 made him an instant celebrity.

After PBB, Zanjoe starred in a number of ABS-CBN TV series such as Super Inggo, Kokey, Komiks Presents: Mars Ravelo's Varga, Dyosa and the most recent Parekoy.

Zanjoe will next be seen in The Weddings with Anne Curtis and in Sineserye Presents Susan Roces Cinema Collection: Florinda with Maricel Soriano and Roxanne Guinoo.

Also one of the original members of the Coverboys, Zanjoe is also a known BENCH endorser and one of Cosmo Mag's Top 10 Centerfolds in 2006.

He made his movie debut in 'You Got Me' with Sam Milby and Toni Gonzaga.

Zanjoe is currently dating TV host/actress Mariel Rodriguez.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Wendell Ramos (Filipino)

Wendell Ramos, 30, is one of the hottest leading men in showbiz, having teamed up with popular actresses such as Assunta De Rossi, Judy Ann Santos, Kris Aquino, Yasmien Kurdi, Regine Velasquez, Angelika dela Cruz, Ara Mina, Diana Zubiri and Rufa Mae Quinto.

He also played leading man to Rustom Padilla in 'Happy Hearts' and most recently, he is regularly seen playing 'Lalo' in the hit TV series 'LaLola'.

Wendell is also one of the original endorsers of BENCH and one of the original cast members of the 13-year-old Bubble Gang.

Despite not being single in real life and a father of three kids, Wendell remains to be a sought-after hunky leading man.

Wendell had his first acting award when he won as Best Supporting Actor award for the movie 'Sabel' at the 2005 Gawad Urian Awards. His victory was a memorable one as he was able to beat Dennis Trillo, who was on his way to getting a grandslam Best Supporting Actor victory for Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita.

Looking back, Wendell was discovered by actor Richard Gomez and then managed by Douglas Quijano.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Will Devaughn (Mixed Race)

Will Devaughn started out as a popular model, but in 2007, he emerged as a promising actor and TV personality after he joined Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2 and was introduced in Desperadas opposite Marian Rivera.

From there, he instantly won the hearts of many, especially with her romance with fellow PBB housemate Riza Santos.

Also a popular member of ASAP Coverboys and an in-demand commercial endorser, Will will next be seen in Judy Ann Santos starrer 'Habang May Buhay' and in Dolphy's first ever fantasy series 'Utoy'.

He also starred in the movie Desperadas 2 last December and had short appearances in 'Ikaw Pa Rin, Bongga Ka Boy!' and 'A Very Special Love'.

Will's upcoming movies include an international film entitled Road Raiders and in Chito S. Roño's Dagaw, starring Richard Gutierrez and Marvin Agustin.

Will is also considered one of the hottest hunks of today. Mykiru Isyusero, an entertainment blog, has named him the Hottest Hunk of 2007 and he also ranked 10th in Philippine Entertainment Portal's 20 Sexiest Celebs for 2008.

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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Victor Basa (Filipino)

Victor Basa is regularly seen every Sunday on ASAP '09 as one of the Coverboys.

He is one of the original members of the said popular all-male group along with Zanjoe Marudo and Rafael Rosell, even before Jake Cuenca, then Jon Avila and Will Devaughn were admitted to the group.

Jon and Will were his former co-housemates in Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2.

Victor, who's also good in hosting, currently hosts in MTV Philippines and Shall We Dance: The Celebrity Dance Challenge.

Aside from those, he is also a popular endorser of Penshoppe and one of the Cosmo Centerfold Hunks in 2006.

As an actor, Victor is yet to prove more of himself, but his memorable film so far was 'Maling Akala' in 2007.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

TJ Trinidad (Mixed Race)

TJ Trinidad, who turns 33 this January 22, is currently seen in TV5's 'Rescue Mission'.

He gained popularity in a number of ABS-CBN shows such as Basta't Kasama Kita (his first TV show), Krystala, Gulong ng Palad (his claim to fame), Prinsesa ng Banyera and Komiks Presents: Pedro Penduko.

His first film was Keka in 2004 and last year alone, he made three movies (For the First Time, Mag-ingat ka sa...Kulam and Desperadas 2), a rare feat for any actor these days.

TJ actually has a movie (or movies) year after year, since 2004.

This 2009, TJ will switch TV networks, from ABS-CBN to GMA, and will be appearing in the TV remake of Zorro, topbilled by Richard Gutierrez.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Ram Sagad (Filipino)

Ram Sagad, 23, is a popular model, especially after he won the grand prix at the Century Tuna Superbods Model Search in Summer of 2007.

He then appeared in a number of TV commercials, graced the cover of ICON Magazine, walked the runways on different occasions and was chosen as one of the best-bodied men by METRO Magazine in its "annual body issue" last December, 2007.

On television, Ram portrayed a minor role in 'Lastikman' and was fully introduced in Pinoy Fear Factor: Argentina, South America as one of the 12 participantes.

Unfortunately, he was the 2nd participante and the first chico to get booted out of the hit reality show. But given the right projects, Ram will surely be the next big thing in showbiz.

Other than being a model, Ram was also a former basketball player, having played for San Sebastian College at the NCAA.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Paolo Rivero (Filipino)

If you're into sexy flicks, for sure you know Paolo Rivero but Paolo isn't just a sexy actor, as he is truly a promising actor in showbiz.

He is yet to crossover from movies to television, but in movies, he had been directed by topnotch directors such as Jose Javier Reyes in the film Toro (Live Show), Erik Matti in Prosti, Carlo J. Caparas in Cory Quirino Kidnap: NBI Files, Celso Ad Castillo in Sanib, Brillante Mendoza in Masahista, Adolfo Alix Jr in Daybreak and Joel Lamangan in two movies: Bahid and Manay Po 2: Overload.

His biggest break came in 2008 when he starred in 'Daybreak' opposite the Prince of Pinoy Indie Films Coco Martin. The said movie paved the way for him to get a coveted role in 'Manay Po 2: Overload'.

Paolo's first movie 'Toro' earned him a Best Actor nomination at the Gawad Urian Awards in 2002.

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