Despite being the son of two of the most prominent and celebrated veteran thespians in the country, Vilma Santos and Edu Manzano, Luis Manzano is able to make a name for himself in the local entertainment scene as an impressive actor and, mostly, as a multi-awarded television and event presenter.
In his 18 years in show business, he has already hosted a slew of TV programs, including the well-loved 2015 game show Celebrity Playtime that is currently being aired on Kapamilya Online Live. Aside from his good looks, admirable personality, and incomparable hosting prowess that he undoubtedly got from his ever-famous parents, what makes us adore him more is his unmistakable knack in comedy and sense of humor.
However, did you know that he’s already been a charmer ever since he was a baby? Well, you may check out a few of his throwback photos we got from his Instagram and collated those in this gallery for you to judge it yourself!
Born on April 21, 1981 as Luis Philippe Santos-Manzano, the bankable host was still able to enjoy a normal childhood in spite of having superstar parents. In his interview with Magandang Buhay in 2017, he told the momshie-hosts that their status never took a toll on him as he also got to do and experience the things that ordinary kids his age got to experience.
“Never sa’kin naging problema na anak ako ni Edu at ni Vilma, kasi iniisip ng ibang tao na naging pressure sa’kin ‘yan. Pero for the whole time, para sa’kin, to be called their son, I wouldn’t mind sharing that shadow my whole life. Para sa’kin, that’s one of the biggest compliments na maibibigay sa’kin,” he stated.
He also went on to impart being spanked by his mommy once because of his naughtiness and being hindered by his daddy to join showbiz at an early age because he wanted Luis to finish his studies first. Even though they were both busy with their respective showbiz commitments and even parted ways when he was only four years old, Edu and Vilma made sure to be still present in every school activity and milestone of his life.
Browsing through these photos, we could see hints of him being a playful and cheerful child growing up. He’s also almost unrecognizable as he used to be nerdy and chubby, which is far from the hunk and dashing image he currently possesses.
There might have a lot of changes in him in the past years, but he’s still the same “Lucky” that his family, friends, and fans greatly love.