It’s not enough that his gigantic, sizzling hot billboards along EDSA already have you captivated, the country’s hottest heartthrob also has the distinction of being the only male celebrity deemed worthy of being Metro Magazine’s cover model. In the December-January issue of Metro, heartthrob Piolo Pascual talks about his life, love, and just about everything in between. “Every good thing that has happened to me has been possible because of the Lord. I have been so blessed and I feel truly grateful for everything that has been given to me,” he says in the Metro cover story interview. The 31-year old, who is also starring in the Star Cinema 2009 opening film Love Me Again, also shows his philanthropic side. “There is no doubt that I wish to give back to the Lord and to our country. I am not sure what will happen five to 10 years from now, but what I do know is that whatever I do, it will be for the glory of God,” he adds.
Piolo’s good friends from the industry also share their insights on one of showbiz’s most sought-after leading men. “Most people think that Piolo is shy, serious, and quiet. But the truth is, he is funny and makulit with his closest friends,” best friend cinematographer Shayne Sarte tells Metro. Even ABS-CBN talent executive Rikka Dylim agrees. “Considering his stature, Piolo does not have a single drop of feeling sikat blood in him. He is very easy to deal with, very cooperative. He stands by his commitments, no matter what,” she stresses. Dylim also shared how Piolo’s faith helped him withstand intrigues this year involving Lolit Solis. “When this potentially damaging attack happened, Piolo surrounded himself with friends and family. He immediately lifted the entire situation to God and this comforted him,” she recalls.
Piolo also tells Metro what his plans are after show business. “I want to be a missionary. I will spread the Word all around the Philippines and eventually to other countries.” This plan is also connected to whom he eventually wants to settle down with in life. “I wish to marry a woman who is in the mission field. I will be perfectly content with a simple life,” he says.
To read the full article, get your copy of ABS-CBN Publishing’s Metro Magazine, available in bookstores nationwide. The December-January annual Body issue also includes 19 of today’s hottest personalities flaunting their physique in sexy swimwear. Included in this year’s line-up are Kapamilya stars Angelica Panganiban, Jason Abalos, Carla Humphries, Baron Geisler, and Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus Big Winner Ejay Falcon.
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