Dashing Kapamilya gentlemen Robi Domingo, Inigo Pascual, and Donny Pangilinan are all flattered and grateful to be hailed as showbiz’s new generation of heartthrobs. Yet, they emphasized that the title doesn’t merely revolve around charming appeal. They believe being an idol is about making others happy and having a good heart as well.
Being the son of The Ultimate Heartthrob Piolo Pascual, or Papa P to squealing female fans, doesn’t bring Inigo pressure. At the end of the day, his goal is mainly to entertain his viewers and not to become a certain type of person simply patterned after his own father’s characteristics.
Although being praised for his boyish charms sounds really flattering, Donny gives more weight to personality over looks. “The most important thing is being yourself. You can look good. You could be attractive to certain people but if the inside doesn’t match, I don’t really think it considers as a heartthrob.”
Meanwhile, Robi shared his observation that millennials no longer focus on the physical and superficial standards when choosing a ‘crush ng bayan.’ “Given na dapat ‘yung looks, eh pero mas heartthrob ka kung may sense kang kausap and when you make a stand for something.”
The guests are then asked to enumerate what makes each other certified heartthrobs. Inigo pointed out that Robi’s sense of humor and ability to turn an awkward situation around are his biggest pogi points. The latter had to emphasize the appeal of Donny’s trademark kissable lips. Aside from that, Robi thinks that Donny’s humility and affability make him a good catch. And while being part of a big showbiz clan stirs the public’s judgment and expectations, Donny remains authentic, welcoming, and down-to-earth, according to Robi. Meanwhile, Donny shared that Inigo was among his first showbiz friends and what makes him a true boy-next-door are his genuine personality and ability to build himself up.
Robi, Donny, and Inigo are undoubtedly excelling in their different chosen areas of entertainment. Yet, these dreamers are determined to soar higher. Robi feels proud and honored to have shared the stage with the likes of Toni Gonzaga and Martin Nievera in hosting and if there’s one goal he would like to achieve in the future, that would be to be able to host like these veterans.
After years of experience and with an upcoming series with Belle Mariano, Donny is eager to stick to acting and learn more about his craft. Inigo, who was recently featured in Jo Koy’s comedy special, said he’s glad to be able to represent Filipino talent in an international platform. Inigo recently released his self-written single “Balang Araw.”
To end the interview, the three cuties took on an honest Q and A portion where they revealed interesting thoughts about girls. The first thing they notice in a girl is face for Robi, eyes for Donny, and smile for Inigo.
When asked what turns them on, Robi said he has a soft spot for a woman who can laugh at his jokes, Donny picks humor, and Inigo finds girls with singing skills irresistible.
Given the chance to bring a Kapamilya actress in a deserted island, Robi would go for Alex Gonzaga while Donny and Inigo chose Angel Locsin.
The best way to a woman’s heart is having the best intentions, according to Robi, while Donny explored keeping it real, and Inigo emphasized the need to invest in quality time and maintain communication.
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