The 1990s paved the way for some male actors to enter the entertainment industry by traversing bold films. Thus, the Pinoy bold star was born.
Do Leandro Baldemor and Jay Manalo still ring a bell? As the loose censorship enjoyed by bold films in the '70s, '80s, and '90s is backed up, the part of the industry dwindled down.
In the late 2000s, the era of the Filipino bold stars ended. Below are some of the 90s male bold actors and where they are now.
Which hot Pinoy bold actor was your favorite back then?
Pinoy bold star # 1: Leandro Baldemor
Leandro Baldemor is a famous Filipino bold star who starred in “Patikim ng Pinya”. He is now a wood sculptor in Paete, Laguna and is still active as an actor in some acting gigs in the Kapuso network.
Pinoy bold star artist # 2: Rodel Velayo
Rodel Velayo is another famous Pinoy bold actor in the '90s, known for his role in “Burlesk King”. He ended up marrying his co-star in “Nene,” Daniella. Reports say that Rodel persuaded Daniella to stop doing bold flicks and study. She graduated from St. Paul College as cum laude. Some reports say that the family is now based in Australia.
Filipino bold star # 3: Allen Dizon
The ever hot Allen Dizon starred in “Curacha: Ang Babaeng Walang Pahinga” opposite Rosanna Roces. From being a Filipino bold star, Dizon became one of the premiere indie actors in the industry.
# 4: Harold Pineda
He is one of the pin-up boys in the 90s after he won the Ginoong Pilipinas title in 1998 and starred in “Pila-Balde” and “Biglang Liko”. There is no information where he is now, although rumors said that he tried to revive his career once after his life as a Pinoy bold actor ended.
Filipino bold star # 5: Leandro Litton
Leandro Litton was a finalist of Ginoong Filipinas 1998. He starred in “Burlesk King” alongside Rodel Velayo. After their fame waned, the hot actor moved to the United States where he is based until now.
Pinoy bold actor # 6: Romano Vasquez
Romano Vasquez was a product of “That’s Entertainment” and moved to acting in sexy films during its height as a bold actor. However, reports said that his career and finances dwindled due to drugs and he was spotted in Whitebird, a pricey gay club in Baclaran district. However, he was able to bounce back by leaving his vices and succeeding in business.
Filipino bold star # 7: Anton Bernardo
Anton Bernardo starred in “Paraiso ni Efren”. After his stint in GMA series “Joaquin Bordado,” nothing was heard of him. In 2014, the former famous Pinoy bold star was arrested for possession of illegal substance. Based on his latest Instagram photos, he seems to have left that life behind and just focused on his health and fitness.
He starred as “Machete” opposite Rosanna Roces. Gardo Versoza is still active in his acting career and still appears in television.
# 9: Victor Neri
One of the most versatile actors in this list is Victor Neri who was known as a bold star artist and action star at the same time. Now, Victor Neri found a new career as a chef and has a restaurant named as “Saute” in Tomas Morato, Quezon City.
Pinoy sexy man actor # 10: Jay Manalo
Jay Manalo’s “Totoy Mola” made his mark as a Pinoy bold star. Manalo transitioned from being a hot bold actor to a serious actor acting in movies and television.