Talented as he is, Michael can be a mean dancer and singer.
Michael Catayas will represent Australia in Mister United Continent 2015
He is an artist, actor and print model. And he will represent Australia in the upcoming Mister United Continent 2015 to be held here in Manila towards month’s end. His name is Michael Catayas.
While some people would automatically assume that 24 year-old Michael is Fil-Aussie, he is not. Standing 1.75m, he is proudly Fil-Greek (Greek dad, Filipino mom) born and raised in Melbourne. He plays competitive basketball especially when he moved to Chicago (Illinois) and Santa Maria (California). Back in 2013, he actually appeared in a local teleserye titled “The Good Daughter” (which starred Kylie Padilla) on GMA-7, starred in a commercial and made TV guestings on noontime shows like “Eat Bulaga” and “It’s Showtime”.
So inspite of bannering Australia in the male pageant, Michael has really been in touch with his Filipino roots.
Below is his TVC for C2 Green Tea aired two years ago.
courtesy of catayas21
If you want to show some support for him in Mister United Continent’s internet popularity segment, cast your vote HERE so he can get a semi-final fast-track in the competition. 😉
Michael in suit and in his Calvin Kleins
Andrea Torres and Mikael Daez have waited long enough. Now is the time to look out for each other’s star to shine bright in the biz.
Mikael and Andrea: ready for their close-ups
I’ve always felt good for showbiz personalities who get their much-anticipated big breaks after waiting in the wings long enough and paying their dues by taking on projects which tend to pigeon-hole their talents in supporting roles one after another. Such is the case of GMA-7 exclusive artists Mikael Daez and Andrea Torres.
Prior to their rise to lead status in the upcoming GMA-7 teleserye remake “Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga” (literally translated to English as “Hope It’s Really You”), they spent their time playing featured characters to the likes of Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera (in “My Beloved” and “Amaya“) and even the relative newbie Kylie Padilla (in “Blusang Itim“). It was probably the network’s way of testing their patience. And it paid off, quite handsomely I must say. Afternoon Prime is a treasured block of GMA-7 since all its soaps airing from 3pm-6:30pm are constant top-raters, aside from making its stars more popular and bringing them closer to the masses.
There was a time when the cheers of the fans were for the lead stars. Mikael and Andrea are now the center of attention and getting the well-deserved adulation of the crowds.
“Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga
” will ‘make-or-break’ Mikael Daez and Andrea Torres. But I can confidently say that it will ‘make’ them more than spoil their respective bids for stardom. The handsome-looking loveteam is working non-stop to promote the soap, making guest appearances whenever possible and gracing a string of network-sponsored regional caravans to insure its success. Of course, it goes without saying that they are also pouring a big chunk of their time taping with the well-assembled supporting cast of actors and actresses which include Gabby Eigenmann, Chynna Ortaleza, Rita Avila, Jestoni Alarcon and Ynna Asistio.
Watch out for “Sana Ay Ikaw Na Nga” which will start airing this coming Monday, September 3, on the second slot of GMA-7’s Afternoon Prime at around 3:45PM. 😉