In an interview with Push.com.ph, Vhong Navarro looked back on 2011 with much gratitude for all the good projects that came his way. He starred in comedy-horror flick Bulong, continued hosting Showtime, and started the sitcom Toda Max before 2011 ended. “Sobrang thankful kay Lord at sa ABS-CBN kasi hanggang ngayon nagtitiwala pa rin sila sa akin. Ang laki ng respeto ko sa kanila,” he began.
But of all his projects, he was really thrilled with Toda Max since it reunited him with his idol Robin Padilla and paired him with talented actress Angel Locsin. “Siguro yung [pinakamagandang nangyari sa akin] yung nagkaroon ako ng Toda Max kasi yun yung pagbabalik sitcom ng Kapamilya [network]. Bukod sa nakasama ko ulit ang aking idol na si Robin Padilla, sa wakas ay nakatrabaho ko din si Angel na alam naman nating isang magaling na dramatic actress pero napasabak na rin ngayon sa comedy. Sana nga hindi lang 2011, sana tuloy tuloy na ang pagbabalik sitcom sa ating network.”
And as he celebrated his 35th birthday on Showtime last January 4, Vhong vowed to provide more entertainment and be an inspiration to the avid followers of the show especially the victims of Typhoon Sendong. “Basta ang birthday wish ko sana maging maganda pa ang pasok ng taong 2012. Hindi lang para sa akin ito, para sa lahat ng nasalanta [ng bagyong Sendong], sana harapin natin lahat ng pagsubok at hindi namin kayo pababayaan. At kami naman ditong mga Showtime hosts, mapawaley, mapahavey, patuloy namin kayong paliligayahin.”
Asked about his New Year’s resolution, Vhong said that he wants to watch his diet since his Showtime co-hosts have been teasing him about his recent weight gain. “Siguro ngayon iiwasan ko na ang mga baboy. Ang lakas ko sa baboy e. At kailangan ko na rin siguro magpaliit ng tiyan. Tumataba daw ako,” he added with a laugh.
Vhong Navarro is happy to be paired with Angel Locsin on 'Toda Max'
Vhong Navarro feels blessed to have a continuous stream of projects at ABS-CBN.