If you have been following Artista Academy – the reality-based artista search of TV5 – one guy stands out amidst the group of predominantly mixed-race hopefuls vying for the two top spots. I have nothing against “50/50s” or contenders who trace half of their lineage to foreign nationalities. They actually make pure Pinoy Benjo Leoncio shine even more. This Cebuano has the makings of a matinee idol, what with his clean-cut good looks, well-mannered demeanor and humble disposition. Sure, the shyness may still take over from time to time, but he has gradually stepped out of his shell to face the endless trainings, workshops and constantly trailing ‘camera-in-your-face’ demands of the show.
Below is a quick video profile of Benjo (together with fellow ‘classmate’ Aki):
If you’re with me, click on the images above to visit and like his FB fanpage.
And to help keep him further in the thick of competition, you can cast votes via SMS, especially for the Live Exams during Saturday nights. Text AA BENJO to 5656. 🙂