The Year That Was: Resurgence

by: rddantes December 25, 2011 | 38 Comments |

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.

38 Comments on "The Year That Was: Resurgence"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Korek! This was a year for Derek and Dennis!

  2. Anonymous says:

    RD nakalimutan mo si Paulo Avelino…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Ang hot ni Daniel and Borgy dito hehehe

  4. Anonymous says:

    Nice post RD! Looking forward to your list of most popular posts!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Si Derek naka tsamba lang. Maski sinong actor naman pwede sa mga riles nya sa No Other Woman at Benjamin.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Sana mag briefs na din si Dennis for his movies and promo pics. Lab ko sya!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Go Johnron go! Mag frontal na! Bilis na!

  8. Anonymous says:

    This is a good list. I’m rooting for Mike Tan!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Gusto ko sina Echo at Mike. Crush ko sila, sana mag succeed sila.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Wala si Piolene? Hmmm.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Great list and write up from RD as always! YOU ROCK, man!

    And why is Piolo NOT in the list? RD knows better, of course! Here’s another BLIND ITEM here naman about PIOLO:

  12. hehehe! nasarapan siguro si vice ganda sa smack scene nila ni derek ramsey sa praybyet benjamin… siguro! ;-]

    -visit nyo at comment kayo sa mga mababasa nyo. tnx! ;-]

  13. Anonymous says:

    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.

  14. Anonymous says:

    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

  15. Anonymous says:

    Dennis Trillo the best talaga!

  16. Anonymous says:

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

  17. Anonymous says:

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

  18. Anonymous says:

    Ang ganda ng kuha nina Hideo at Daniel dito. Yumm.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Sarap talaga ni Papa Dennis! Bad boy at lalaking lalaki!

  20. Anonymous says:

    Gusto kong ikama pa din till now si Johnron, anyone knows how to contact him?

  21. Anonymous says:

    Yummy ni Daniel! He will be more popular in 2012!!

  22. Anonymous says:

    Pabooking pa din si Johnron till now? Elyang elya ako sa kanya!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Definitely Dencio’s year!

  24. Anonymous says:

    Nice writing RD! Thanks for this recap!

  25. Anonymous says:

    Korek! Tsamba lang si Derek Ramsay. Maski sino pwede sa roles nya.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Gosh Kaelya si Papa Hideo…

  27. Anonymous says:

    Dennis FTW! I so love him these days!

  28. Anonymous says:

    Gusto ko si Mike Tan and Dennis Trillo parang mga angelic boys na nasa loob ang kulo hehehe

  29. Anonymous says:

    Sana kasali din si Paulo Avelino at Rocco Nacino

  30. Anonymous says:

    Yaiks bakit nasali si Johnron dyan? ok na sana eh.

  31. Anonymous says:

    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.

  32. Anonymous says:

    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.

  33. Anonymous says:


  34. Anonymous says:

    I agree with the top two! These guys are now back in the game!

  35. Anonymous says:

    Borgy kasama!? I don’t think sooo!!

  36. Anonymous says:

    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”.

  37. JY says:

    rd, anong bkk scandal ni daniel?

  38. Anonymous says:

    What was the BANGKOK SCANDAL?

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