Mark your calendar on August 2 (Casino Filipino Angeles), August 7 (Casino Filipino Hyatt), August 8 (Casino Filipino Tagaytay), August 22 (Casino Filipino Pavilion), and August 30 (Casino Filipino Ronquillo) as Carlo Sawit, PJ Go, Avery Paraiso, Benj Bolivar, Kaye Chua, Maui Lumba, Junnel Manansala, Jennica Ollero, and Anjo Damiles take the Pagcor stage with their Not Your Ordinary Variety Show (NYOVS).
During a break from their rehearsal, the group gathered for a light chat where they talked about showbiz and performing in NYOVS.
Carlo knows where his heart is right now. “I’m dead-set to have an enduring career in showbiz. I’m taking everything in stride kasi ayaw ko madaliin ang lahat ng bagay. I know my time will come basta maging masipag at determined lang ako. NYOVS helps a lot para makilala kami ng mga tao. There’s the immediate response of the crowd who cheers and encourages us. Nakakatuwa when we hear news na marami ang nag-aabang sa amin para panoorin kami sa mga shows.” Carlo's matinee idol charm earned him a ticket as Yellow Cab Pizza's newest endorser.
Benj is a regular fixture on television nowadays with his offbeat role as Dr. Paco Mercader on the afternoon series Moon of Desire. “With NYOVS, I get to dance and ramp model na hindi napapanood sa akin on the small screen. Sabi nga sa akin ng family ko, they want to see me naman sa NYOVS kasi they always watch me acting on Moon of Desire. I’m happy with my career. Dati kasi pangarap ko lang na mapanood sa tv, now heto na, nagkatotoo na.”
What’s next for 2014 Century Tuna Superbods champion Maui Lumba? He has this to say, “May mga offers kaya I’m grateful. Right now, I’m busy with NYOVS. More than anything else, it’s a platform for us to hone our talents in singing, dancing, modelling, and hosting.”
PJ is slowly learning the ropes in showbiz since his debut as a Backroom artist last year. Now, the chinito hottie has a mobile phone endorsement to add on his showbiz resume. “Ngayong nakapasok na ako sa industry, I’ll do everything to succeed. Hindi lahat nabibigyan ng chance na ganito. I know there’s a fierce competition pero if you have a game plan and you have the talents, your time to shine will come. I’m praying that I’ll gonna stay in showbiz for a long time kasi bata pa lang ako dream ko nang mag-artista.”
The girls of NYOBG, Jennica and Kaye (who won 3rd Runner Up and People’s Choice Award in Ms. Manila 2014), said they are having fun when doing NYOVS. “Iba kasi ang chemistry ng group. It’s barkadahan. We’re comfortable performing with each other.”
Avery, Junnel, and Anjo conclude, “NYOVS is our chance to see and work together. It’s also our opportunity to show na may ibubuga rin kami sa showbiz. You have to be versatile para hindi ka pagsawaan ng tao. As performers, we owe the public a good show.”
This August, Nicole Koffman, commercial model and former Ms. Switzerland Philippines, will join the group.
Special guests are Krazy Chikz and other Pagcor artists.
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