With his unmistakable handsomeness and enticing charm, it’s definitely impossible not to get captivated by Make It With You actor Ian Veneracion. Starting out in the industry as a child star in the 80s, a lot of our oldies (but goldies!) at present have arguably witnessed how adorable he was as a kid and how dashing he was as a teenager.
And now that he’s already 46, he amazingly remains as one of the most desired men in Philippine Showbiz. When teased by the King of Talk about his being every girl’s dream man during his guesting on Tonight With Boy Abunda in 2019, he told him, “That’s very flattering, but I wonder why.” Thus, the host was quick to note his good qualities, such as his handsome face and kind heart.
But despite the attention and praises that he gets, the veteran actor, who’s yet to be seen in Huwag Kang Mangamba soon, confessed that he has his own share of insecurities as well. According to him, he feels conscious for not having broad shoulders. He recounted figuring in an accident during one of his motocross activities that ensued to a problem in his clavicle or collarbone, resulting to his drooping left shoulder.
Despite that, Ian was still professional enough to bare his topless body on-screen as required by a scene. However, he never had the courage to flaunt it on magazine.
Another insecurity of his is not having well-sculpted abs. He said in jest, “Mayroon akong abs kaya lang napapatungan siya ng layer of bacon. You have to dig deep to find my abs.” The last on his list is his inability to produce the “R” sound properly, which nobody probably noticed.
Ian doesn’t mind being tagged as the heartthrob of aged, a.k.a. senior citizen fans. He, in fact, takes it as a compliment to his effectiveness as an actor.
“I feel proud. I call them the discerning ones. For example, when you’re an actor and you do a scene saying ‘I love you’ to your partner, it’s easy to convince someone who’s young and wala pang masyadong experience. Pero, for someone who’s ka-age natin or Tita or Lola, they can see if you’re lying, e. So, feeling ko mas mahirap i-please”, the timeless actor explained.
He also shared that he’d always feel delighted when approached by lovely ladies to take photos with him, then only to be told, “My mom is a big fan of you.”
Take a look at his THEN-and-NOW photos that proved he’s aging like a fine wine in this gallery!