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Matteo Guidicelli says he admires Toni Gonzaga's hosting skills

'Happy Yipee Yehey' host Matteo Guidicelli says the show helped improve his Tagalog.


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6/25/2011 6:57 PM
Matteo Guidicelli says he admires Toni Gonzaga's hosting skills

062611-matteo_main.jpgAs a regular mainstay of Happy Yipee Yehey, actor-model Matteo Guidicelli admitted that the daily variety show has helped him improve in a lot of ways. “It’s a cool show, we make people happy and we’re just having fun. I don’t know exactly what has improved (laughs). Siguro yung Tagalog ko is improving with Happy Yipee Yehey. Masaya naman sa show kahit nabubulol ako or whatever, tatawanan lang ng tao. It’s just fun and they accept you for who you are and you can show your real self on the show. You don’t have to be showbiz or hide or anything. Just be yourself and sana they like it,” he shared during the Star Magic anniversary music video shoot held at Abrakadabra studios in Makati.

The 22-year-old Cebuano admitted he enjoyed being part of the video, which features Star Magic’s anniversary jingle “Ikaw Ang Magic ng Buhay Ko,” which was composed and sung by fellow Star Magic talent Yeng Constantino and directed by Paul Soriano. “Masaya ako kasi it’s my first time to work with Direk Paul (Soriano). I love Direk Paul, he’s a cool guy. I work with Toni (Gonzaga) for Happy Yipee Yehey so I’ve heard a lot about him. He’s very simple and it’s an honor to work with him,” he shared.

Matteo shared that admires the talented couple and he also looks up to Toni when it comes to her hosting skills. “She’s so talented. One day I want to speak like her. Kapag may idiot board, maraming mga salita dyan, parang she picks it up so easily and she’s very witty. She’s very smart. Toni’s very intelligent. Tinutulungan naman niya ako. She’s a very, very nice person. I didn’t know her that well before pero now I’m with her everyday and I got to know her closer and she’s an amazing person. She’s a perfect person. She’s really nice,” he stressed.

After signing up with Star Magic last year, Matteo said he feels grateful for the opportunities given to him by Star Magic heads Johnny Manahan and Mariole Alberto. “It’s a blessing to be part of Star Magic. Dati hindi ako Star Magic eh. Pagbalik ko galing America last, last December, they got me tapos they gave me Agua Bendita agad. They’re amazing people. Mr.M and Tita Mariole are like family to me. Kapag hindi ka nagsusumbong sa kanila, magagalit sila, kailangan sasabihin mo lahat. They’re always there for you if you have problems. Mr. M critiques you all the time to make you a better person and talagang parang pamilya yung Star Magic. Tapos yung mga handlers naming lahat parang pamilya talaga. Ang bait nilang lahat,” he explained.

Aside from his daily stint on Happy Yipee Yehey, Matteo is also busy preparing for Binondo Girl his upcoming show with Kim Chiu, a movie with Maja Salvador, as well as promoting his first digital single. “A different Matteo is going to come out there. I’ve never done this before so I’m excited for that. I also have another movie coming out soon called Basted. It’s with me and Maja. I’m very, very excited for that and I have a single out, it’s called ‘Someone Like You,’ under Star Records,” he added.

With a lot of promising projects, Matteo admitted he is very lucky to be paired with two good actresses. “I worked with Kim for my first ever project with ABS-CBN called Go Kada Go and Kim and Gerald (Anderson) just came out from PBB (Pinoy Big Brother). I think I’m closer to Maja now. We’re close. We used to work everyday and stuff. And then I’m going to work with Kim again soon. They already started taping, baka ako in two weeks pa. masarap din to work with Kim. She’s very professional. She’s cool,” he said.