One of the latest trends on social media is the #HowHardDidAgingHitYouChallenge, wherein netizens post their pictures taken ten years apart, showing how much they’ve aged (or not)!
What if we have our favorite It’s Showtime hosts take this viral challenge? As we see in this gallery, their throwback photos are certainly a delightful, endearing sight as we also compare them to the images we see on-air.
As we browse through their decade-old photos, it is fitting to also look back at their yesteryears.
On Magandang Buhay, the ever-gorgeous Anne Curtis said that she had an ordinary Pinoy childhood. Even though she’s a Fil-Aussie, their family comes home to the Philippines each year so the Filipino culture isn’t foreign to them. Since she was 12 years old, she lived in Mandaluyong and experienced playing in the streets and eating the most common street foods. Aside from this, Anne proudly broadcasts on her Instagram account that she dreamt of following the footsteps of Australian singer and actress Olivia Newton-John, who was the lead star of her favorite musical film “Grease” opposite John Travolta.
Next, who knew that Vice Ganda had a difficult childhood? He explained on Magandang Buhay that he experienced some loneliness growing up in an impoverished household. His Mommy Rosario had to work abroad before to sustain the financial needs of their family. Vice also struggled to connect with his older brothers and sisters who are already adolescents at that time, as he was afraid to come out as gay. But despite these ordeals, he had the courage to finally become true to himself, and with grit and determination became the Unkabogable Star that he is now.
Like Anne and Vice, Vhong Navarro shared his childhood as well on Magandang Buhay. He revealed that before he became part of the 90’s dance group Street Boys, Vhong helped his dad by joining dance contests and even assisting in town parties to make both ends meet.
Meanwhile, Karylle grew up with showbiz personalities around her. In Magandang Buhay, her mother Divine Diva Zsa Zsa Padilla tells that she only had a career after she had kids. As we can see on her throwback photos, Karylle it seemed being an entertainer was also her calling, just like her mom. In her photos, Karyllle is also seen as an achiever.
Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla, on the other hand, allowed us to take a peek at her toddler years in her Instagram account. Her baby picture is faced-off with Isabella’s picture, which showed us that Isabella has truly inherited her charm.
Finally, sample king Jhong Hilario shared on Magandang Buhay a bombshell before he entered showbiz --- he is actually not innately talented when it comes to dancing but was recognized for a somewhat related talent—his acrobatic moves. When he auditioned for the Street Boys, Jhong impressed Direk Chito Rono so much with his skill that the multi-awarded filmmaker and founder of the group decided to infuse jaw-dropping acrobatic stunts in their routine. Jhong added that he only focused on learning how to dance well as he became part of the Street Boys.
Indeed, this #HowHardDidAgingHitYouChallenge is really a great exercise of self-rediscovery. We’re sure our favorite noontime hosts never forget past life lessons for them to celebrate their present triumphs and prepare themselves for an exciting future.