Luis Manzano looked back on the training he had as a MYX VJ — something he will forever treasure and be thankful for.
Before becoming a household name when it comes to hosting, Luis joined ABS-CBN's music channel MYX as a VJ in 2002.
"Iba ang training namin sa MYX dati. This was the age na wala pang teleprompters. That's why I really value the training na ibinigay sa amin ng MYX," Luis said in his interview on the digital show "We Rise Together" today, August 26.
It was through MYX that Luis had the opportunity to land major hosting gigs in different programs such as on the talent competition "Star Circle Quest" and musical variety show "ASAP."
"After MYX, ang next show ko was 'ASAP.' My main show for ABS-CBN was 'ASAP.' From there nagtuloy-tuloy na, nag-'SCQ' na," he shared. "Pinakauna kong game show I believe was 'Panahon Ko Ito' kasama ko si Billy Crawford."
Fast forward to now, Luis is a staple figure in hosting, and he credits his success to his MYX family.
"I will forever credit MYX. Sila ang unang-unang nagtiwala sa akin as a speaker, as a VJ, as a host."
The coronavirus pandemic this year badly hit the entertainment industry, causing most shows to come to a halt. Luis shared what he misses most about the job, saying, "Para sa akin that's where the magic of hosting comes in — 'yung conversation. So, I miss having those, conversations, punch lines, lahat."
"Nakikita ko ngayon from some shows, naka-face shield pa. Pero sa akin the most special thing para sa akin is talking to someone, learning from someone. 'Yung tumatawa kayo ng harapan, 'yun ang nami-miss ko."
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