YES! magazine turns 13 this month of April! “As we look back to the past 13 years, we find ourselves looking more into the future – seeking out new stars, new stories, and new events,” YES! editor-in-chief Jo-Ann Maglipon writes in her editor’s note. Thus, this month is all about the entertainment world’s present and rising stars.
This month, three of today’s hottest male celebrities who are turning up the kilig factor on TV these days share their stories and their never-before-seen personal photos in an exclusive feature: Men You Need To Meet Now. First up is Be Careful With My Heart leading man Richard Yap who tells YES! how he still can’t believe how popular he has become. “Naiisip ko, ‘Bakit?’ Pumasok lang ako ng showbiz, naging guwapo na ako. Dati naman, wala namang nagsasabi sa akin n’on, nanay ko lang,” Richard says in candid disbelief. So why have women found a new matinee idol in him? His co-star Jodi Sta. Maria explains: “There’s a certain air of mystery, e. Kasi, kapag tiningnan mo siya, parang hindi siya pala-interview na tao. And he doesn’t share much his personal life with the public. And girls like that.”
On the other hand, Alden Richards, thinking beyond his years, talks about his mother’s passing, how a woman should be treated, and his eventful family life. Alden, with conviction, reveals what he doesn’t want in his future girlfriend to be – a smoker. “My mom died because she’s a smoker. […] If I were to have a girlfriend, I would ask her to stop na lang. Kasi I don’t want their family to experience what I’ve experienced because of that stick.”
At the peak of his career, Paulo Avelino will inspire you to always work hard to be better. “… I’ve learned, you can’t do the same thing over and over again dahil dito sa Pilipinas, we’ve got millions and millions [of people], di ba? […] So pag aarte ka, kailangan iba-iba rin kasi. […] People should see something different each time. Make them believe that you’re someone else,” Paulo divulges about constantly improving his craft.
Continuing the inspiring line-up of stories is Chef Boy Logro as he tells YES! his Ingredients for Triumph. Thinking of how far he has achieved, Chef Boy looks back on his humble beginnings. “No’ng bata pa po ako, ako po’y naging parang muro ami [an illegal and hazardous fishing method that employs child labor.] Kasama ako ng tatay kong namimingwit. Kung nakakahuli kami – limang kilo, tatlong kilo. Pagdaong namin, ‘yon ang aming ‘binebenta. Kung wala naman, wala talaga. So halos isang kahig, isang tuka. Totoo po ‘yan sa buhay namin.” From being a dishwasher who didn’t know how to cook, to being the personal chef of the Sultan of Oman, to being the first Filipino executive chef in a 5-star hotel, Chef Boy will motivate you to constantly believe in yourself despite what others might say.
Also not to miss is an exclusive coverage of TV host Pia Guanio and businessman Steve Mago as they take YES! to their renewal of vows and the dedication ceremony of their 5-month old daughter, Scarlet Jenine. Also in this issue is Gretchen Barretto and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s unica hija Dominique Cojuangco as she makes her first public appearance in a lavish debutante ball inspired by the cinematic classic Wizard of Oz.
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