Kapamilyas, Ka-Familiars, and madlang people have something in common this February... They’re all pumped for the third season of Your Face Sounds Familiar because the one and only ultimate Sample King Jhong Hilario will be joining the line-up of celebrity contestants!
Your Face Sounds Familiar (YFSF) has been engaging viewers since 2015 with its fun game show format of pooling Kapamilya stars who will sing and perform while impersonating a famous celebrity every week. Best one to do so emerges as the Grand Winner, whose cash prize will be allocated to a charity of their liking. Will Jhong have what it takes? Well, you better see for yourself, but there’s absolutely no doubt he'll be great. As a dancer, actor, and host, he has every skill and the knack for showmanship in his arsenal already.
Jhong Hilario has been an artist for several years and over that time, he has developed his craft and bravely explored more opportunities in showbiz. Back in 1993, he began his career as one of the handpicked dancers of the all-male dance group, Streetboys.
They were certainly a big hit in the 90s with their popping moves mixed with groundbreaking acrobatic stunts that never failed to wow audiences during shows or gigs. Although the group’s members have gone on different paths now, dance groups today continue to take inspiration from their performances and recognize them as an icon — whether as a group or as individuals.
Dance may be what Jhong is most known for, but it’s not the only thing that made his name in the industry. A few years later of being part of Streetboys, he became a consummate actor. Slowly, he got cast in several movies and teleseryes, proving that being an actor would also be his forte. One of his biggest and most exceptional roles was as Homer "Alakdan" Adlawan in FPJ's Ang Probinsyano.
And, of course, we cannot let his huge role on It’s Showtime go unnoticed. While starting as a judge in the noontime programs’ contests, Jhong was eventually invited to be one of its regular hosts. Today, the madlang people admire him for the comedic banter and jokes he makes with the It’s Showtime family. But they most especially await Jhong for his rocking dance samples that rightfully earned him the name, “The Sample King”
With his stint in this year’s season of YFSF, he will surely give us more than a sample of what he can do against fellow contenders Geneva Cruz, the I-Dolls, Lie Reposposa, Christian Bables, CJ Navato, Vivoree Esclito, and Klarisse De Guzman. OPM legends Ogie Alcasid, Gary Valenciano, and Megastar Sharon Cuneta will serve as judges.
Catch the premiere of Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 3 soon on the Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live and A2Z.