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Jomari Yllana reveals his son is expressing his desire to get into showbiz

Jomari Yllana says his twelve-year-old son has been asking him about modeling and acting.



4/24/2011 11:05 PM
Jomari Yllana reveals his son is expressing his desire to get into showbiz

042511-jom-main.jpgJomari Yllana couldn’t wait to begin working on the upcoming ABS-CBN fantaserye for kids entitled Atom because his twelve-year-old son Andrei can have the chance to visit and play around the set. “Andrei is very happy kasi makakadalaw sila sa set. I feel na magiging masaya ‘yung atmosphere sa set kasi nandito kami pareho ni Aiko and may ibang child stars pa so may ibang makakalaro sina Andrei and Marthena.”

In Atom, Jomari will play the father of child star Bugoy Cariño. Playing Jomari’s wife is none other than his ex-wife, Aiko Melendez. Jomari is also close to Aiko’s daughter to second ex-husband Martin Jickain.

Jomari and Bugoy also played father and son in Imortal, and Jomari revealed that when Andrei saw that teleserye, the boy asked why he wasn’t chosen for the role. “Nagtatanong siya about Imortal, about my character there and young Matteo. Sabi ni Andrei, ‘Kaya ko namang gawin ‘yun bakit hindi na lang ako ang kinuha?’ Eventually gusto rin daw niyang umarte.

Two years ago Andrei was chosen together with Zaijan Jaranilla and Juliana Gomez (daughter of Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres) as image models for the clothing brand that Jomari used to endorse during his younger years. Jomari recounted a funny experience with Andrei. “A few years back, sabi niya sa akin, ‘Tell Ninong Ben Chan (owner of Bench clothing) na I want to model sa ramp and the billboards.’”

The 34-year-old actor said he thinks his son is just toying with the idea of entering showbiz since he is used to seeing his parents on TV. But according to Jomari, he wouldn’t stop Andrei should the boy insist on trying showbiz. “Hindi naman siya ganun ka persistent. Mabuti na ‘yung at a young age e pinagiisipan talaga niya nang mabuti.

Jomari also shared that he and Aiko will use the time prior to taping Atom to work on their common goal which is to lose some weight. “Aiko is aiming for a specific figure e. Nakikita ko ‘yung determination niya. She’s been working hard. I’ve been trying to lose weight matagal na. Pero kapag magkausap kami sa phone, itatanong ko lagi, ‘Ano ulam niyo diyan?’ (laughs) Siguro ‘yung matagal na pre-production for Atom we can use that time to get in shape.”

With the love he is getting from Andrei and Marthena, plus being blessed with work, Imortal and now Atom, Jomari said that he isn’t rushing to have a love life. “I’ve been single for, wow the longest time, magta-tatlong taon na yata. Ang love ngayon I get it from the children, work. Ang love life ko ngayon ay steady lang.