Rising star Donny Pangilinan is steadily making his own name in showbiz and we just can’t help but cheer him on! Son to actress Maricel Laxa and her husband Anthony Pangilinan, this charming young man has captured the hearts of people everywhere with the sincerity in his eyes and words, his handsome looks, and that dazzling smile. 😍
Kind of makes you wonder where he got it all, right? Turns out, Donny’s a lot like his dad Anthony! Here are a few of their similarities:
1. Family men 💕
It’s no question that both Donny and Anthony love their family very much, but did you know that Donny stands as the “second man of the house”?
It was revealed in an episode of “Magandang Buhay” from May 2016 that when the first man of the house is away on business trips, he reminds his son to look after his mom and siblings and it’s a responsibility that Donny has taken very seriously.
2. Well-dressed 🤵
Apparently, Donny likes to shop, something his older sister Ella revealed in an episode of “Magandang Buhay” from January 2017. He likes to dress well, wants to look his best, much like his father Anthony.
3. Sobrang sporty! 🏃♂️
The Pangilinan family is known for their love of sports. Donny and the rest of his siblings came to love triathlons as much as their parents did.
Donny is also very talented in basketball, having played in his school varsity teams for years.
4. Skilled speakers
With a motivational speaker as a father, it’s hard not to develop those public speaking skills. 😉
Donny surely inherited Anthony’s talent at capturing the attention of a crowd and effectively communicating his intended message - it’s probably why he’s such a good MYX VJ!
5. Very handsome 😍
Of course, we can’t talk about inherited traits without mentioning their good looks. 😏
Ang gwapo talaga! 💖
In an interview with Donny a MYX event last May, he revealed what advice his father gave him about his entering showbiz: “Always be yourself - be down to earth kahit anong mangyari. Huwag kalimutan kung saan ka nanggaling. Bring it all back to God. And always make time for your friends and your family.”
That’s very sound advice, Papa Anthony!
Donny stars in the upcoming film “Walwal” alongside Elmo Magalona, Jerome Ponce, Kiko Estrada, Devon Seron, Sophia Senoron, Jane De Leon, and Kisses Delavin. It’s set to open in cinemas this June 27!
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