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The Year That Was: Resurgence

The year 2011 saw a lot of careers getting revived, each pump-primed to a second life and how! Topping the list is Derek Ramsay. After years of relative success, the hunky actor suddenly struck gold with the crazy box-office take of his third quarter movies, the campy drama No Other Woman and the inane comedy The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin, the two highest-grossing Filipino flicks of 2011.

In runner-up position would have to be Dennis Trillo. After a series of bad luck [and bad press] in the past, Dennis got busy in 2011 – three movies and two tv soaps where he played leading man. Such feat, in retrospect, is unmatched by his peers in the industry.

Honorable mention [from the top, clockwise] – Brazilian model Hideo Muraoka disappeared after his hugely popular tighty-whities ad campaign for F & H and came back with a bigger bang as top model for leading department store SM. Actor Jericho Rosales, on a career slump for the past few years, is slowly getting back into lead actor position with new soaps and shows for ABS-CBN. Model Borgy Manotoc is suddenly all over the ubiquitous Bench Body boards in the metro, after retreating from the limelight for years.
Bikini boy Johnron Tanada who hastily left the Philippines for a Macau gig also re-appeared – still in fine come-hither form – and did a couple of daring indie flicks. GMA exclusive Mike Tan, after languishing in supporting-actor roles for years in the station, greatly benefitted from the Paulo Avelino departure and quickly grabbed prime roles. Brazilian model Daniel Matsunaga recovered from his past Bangkok scandal and quickly transitioned into doing TV, some movies and major TVC deals.
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  1. Johnron… Duh! sino lokohin mo rd??? isama ba sa may mga name ang isang johnron sa hanay ng mga yan??? haler eh baka ikaw lang nakarinig sa kanya lately.. Sabihin mo baka gusto magbalik ang isang yan and ask for ur help. Well wala naman kelangan i revive sa kanya kasi wala naman talaga career ang isang yan.

  2. Year ni Dennis? eh flopey nga yung My Neighbor’s Wife niya eh. Tapos yung Sinner or Saint niya natapos at natapos nang wala man lang ginagawang ingay. At for sure, yang Yesterday Today at Tommorrow, yan ang magiging kulelat ngayong MMFF. Matanda at laos na si Dennis, wag na magpumilit na gawing leading man

  3. Johnron siguro was featured here para may representatuve ang indie films hehehehe. May models at actors na kasi…

  4. Ang tema ng post ni RD ay ang mga nakabalik. Sila nga ang prominenteng nakabalik sa scene. But you forgot Paulo RD!

  5. Nais ko po sanang magkaroon ng boyfriend na artista, paano po kaya maaaring mangyari iyon? Sawa na po kasi ako sa mga tambay dito sa riles ng Espana. Salamat po sa ibibigay nyong advice. Pwede napo sa akin kahit ka-level lang ni Gerald Anderson or Richard Gutierrez.

  6. i just don’t see it right dennis on the 2nd place coz he did not resurface..he was just around all along ..hindi lang napapansin.. and there weren’t really much of a “BLAST” of stardom.. yes, you can give it to Derek for obvious reasons. for next year, it would have to be ECHO.

  7. hoy, mga BEKI huwag kayong maghanap ng wala kagaya ni mama piolo, ang mga nandito totoong lalaki, at baka dadami comment pag si mama piolo…
    baka new year si mama piolo. kase solo nya sigurado, the most controversial of the year si “MAMA PIOLO”.

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