Thai heartthrob Mario Maurer to visit Manila this October

The 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' star is excited to meet his Filipino fans.



9/24/2011 12:03 AM
Thai heartthrob Mario Maurer to visit Manila this October

092411-mario-main.jpgThailand star Mario Maurer will soon visit the Philippines for an ad campaign for local clothing brand Penshoppe and to see his avid fans in a meet-and-greet event.

The actor will first attend a photo shoot by renowned Hollywood photographer Darren Tieste, who will be flying in from Los Angeles and the campaign is expected to appear in magazine covers and billboards across the country.

Up next for the actor is a fan gathering which will be held on October 28, 2011 (Friday) 1PM at the PICC Plenary Hall in Manila (gates open at 11AM). The FanCon will be hosted by Thai presenter VJ Utt with special live performance by pop Asian girl group Blush and co-presented by official media partner ABS CBN. Mechanics for the FanCon entry can be found on Penshoppe’s official Twitter and Facebook pages.

Mario has gained a following in the Philippines because of his 2010 movie Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Of Chinese and German decent, the actor’s name was also boosted to public consciousness when the film The Love of Siam was released in 2007. In his debut role, he played a conflicted teen who develops a romantic liking to his boyhood friend. His remarkable portrayal has gotten him the Best Actor award at the 2008 Cinemanila, an annually-held international film festival here in the country.

The actor is said to be in talks with Star Cinema for a possible movie collaboration.