WITWI: Richard Bonnin

Where in the world is Richard Bonnin? The reason I am posting him here is because it’s his birthday tomorrow, June 5. He will be turning 38 years old already and I’m wondering how he looks like now. I hope he did not get fat like his other famous cousin JC. To those born in the 80s and 90s and in case you are wondering who the heck Richard Bonnin is, he is the older brother of the more famous Bonnin, Charlene, the wife of Aga Muhlach. In the late 80s up to the 90s he was a bit player in the sexy comedy movies. Then he moved to the U.S, got married and the last news gathered about him was that he came back to continue his studies. By the way, the photo above was taken 20 years ago, June 1988 to be exact when Richard Bonnin – regardless of the big hair – was still red-hot!

Jimwell Stevens in the news

Actor Jimwell Stevens [dated photo above] was fodder for the showbiz talk shows last weekend, as subject of an alleged confrontation episode between his wife, Rochelle Barrameda and erstwhile teen actress Nadia Montenegro in a Paranaque City bar. Apparently, the scuttlebutt goes, the wife accosted Ms. Montenegro who was reported to be carrying an affair with Mr. Stevens. Of course, the nasty report turned out to be a dud as both women denied the incident and laughed the whole story off. The buzz, however, created some recognition about the 35-year-old actor, who is currently filming the Pacquiao starrer, Anak ng Kumander.

WITWI Donnie Fernandez

Where in the world is Donnie Fernandez? In 1997, he was launched in the Star Circle Batch 5 [with Boom Labrusca, Lui Villaruz, Paolo Zobel, and Anton Sta. Maria]. Before he went to Manila to try his luck in modeling, he was already a California resident for 10 years where he went to Pierce College and then to California State University in Northridge [CSUN]. In Manila he did print ads for Cali Shandy, Close-Up toothpaste and Magnolia Ice Cream. He appeared on tv and the movies [Soltera, being his last] for a while, but he disappeared subsequently.

WITWI Brando Legaspi

Where in the world is Brando Legaspi? It is said that the real [birth certificate owner] name of “Zoren Legaspi” was Brando Legaspi. His younger brother [the now-Zoren Legaspi] was the first to come home for good from years of stay in Chicago, IL and apparently he took on the unique name of his older brother. Eventually, the sons [including Kier] of erstwhile character actor Lito Legaspi, followed suit after realizing the initial success of “Zoren” in the biz. Brando was left with no choice but to take on another screen tag. He went on to appear in soft porn and action movies, culminating in 2004 when he appeared for World Arts Cinema’s Butakal [Animal].