On Tonight with Boy Abunda, MYX VJ and heartthrob Donny Pangilinan talked about the circumstances that led him to follow his parents’ footsteps and enter the showbiz industry.
“I don’t know, Tito Boy, for some reason, it just found me. Supporters just started coming out from nowhere. I wasn’t really finding it or forcing stuff. I was just waiting patiently and like if it came, it came, and it actually arrived. People started messaging me a lot, projects started to come, and people started getting more inquiries.”
Quite overwhelmed, the teen asked himself, “is this what I really want to do?” Boy prodded, “and the answer was?” Donny exclaimed, “yes! I’m really happy right now with the state I’m in.”
Donny is the son of Anthony Pangilinan a motivational speaker and triathlete, and actress cum parenting expert, Maricel Laxa – who was watching from behind the scenes during his interview.
Boy pointed out that according to his mom Donny was the ‘pinakamahiyain’ among his siblings. The teenager agreed and exclaimed, “that’s true!” He added, “kasi my mom is an introvert actually po, and so growing up, Tito Boy, I’m very shy. As in wala po akong sinasabing masyado like I just keep it to myself. I just like processing information.”
He further shared, “growing up in front of two public figures, because of that we became comfortable, me and my siblings, being in front of people in the industry. So it’s no doubt that one of us would be interested in [becoming a part of it].”
During the segment Fast Talk, Donny was asked who he’d want his leading lady to be if he was to star in a teleserye. He replied, “sige, si Liza (Soberano) po.”