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Luis Manzano on why he won’t host beauty pageants: ‘Ma-ba-bash ako the very next day’

Luis Manzano admits he learned a lot about hosting from dad Edu Manzano.

Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila


07/22/2016 08:17 AM
Luis Manzano on why he won’t host beauty pageants: ‘Ma-ba-bash ako the very next day’

072216-luis_main.jpgWith his fourth show on ABS-CBN now airing, Minute to Win It host Luis Manzano said he will never get tired of being a TV host. "I guess it’s because of the audience. The fact na natatawa pa rin sila sa mga hirit ko. They look forward to the next episode and then I’ll be working with a very talented team again. That keeps the fire burning and burning even more. And the awards. Siyempre pagkauwi ng bahay meron akong isang buong shelf na may awards. So it’s always a good thing pag bababa ako ng bahay yun yung huli kong nakikita before stepping out the door. Yung mga different awards ko for hostings. It’s always a good drive na gusto kong dagdagan pa itong mga award na ito,” he shared.

Even after hosting Kapamilya shows like Deal or No Deal, The Voice of the Philippines, Pilipinas Got Talent, Family Feud, and now Minute to Win It, Luis admitted that he still gets stage fright. "Yes even up to now, every time I step on stage and I put on my lapel kinakabahan ako. I had to host one of my best friend’s wedding before and to think that it’s very personal, it’s very private, pero nanginginig ako sa takot. And I know that there are times where I talk too fast, I stutter, ang dami ko pang ginagawang mali. So I still get nervous every single time whether it’s a simple event or something na pang-MOA arena. Kinakabahan pa rin ako ng sobra sobra.,” he said.

The 35-year-old Kapamilya talents said that no matter which show he is hosting, nothing beats the fulfillment of knowing he has a satisfied audience. "Seeing those smiles from the stage, seeing an event na from the start to the end, happy sa ‘yo ang client mo, happy sa ‘yo ang audience mo at happy sayo ang team mo. Ibang klase yung sense of achievement and fulfillment. On the way home I’m smiling. When people tell you na, ‘Uy napapatawa mo ako every day or nanuod kami ng Family Feud tawang tawa kami sa ‘yo.’ Or ‘ang kulit mo’ sa The Voice or sa Minute. Gusto ko sana sabihin na walang perang katumbas yun pero meron eh (laughs),” he said.

Even with his various experience in hosting, Luis said that he even is more open to hosting gay beauty competitions than beauty pageants. "It’s not my strength. Kilala niyo ako. Ma-ba-bash ako the very next day. I would say something not inappropriate but some people might find it inappropriate for that kind of event. So iniiwasan ko na. Kunwari sa question and answer mamaya magtuloy-tuloy ako. O kaya pag hawak ko yung mike magbato ako ng punchline, jackpot ako the next day. Why would I still put myself in that situation? Di ba? So yun lang, may mga kanya kanyang putahe na ino-offer sa mga tao,” he explained.