- Donny Pangilinan, son of actress Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan, confidently performed for the first in ASAP as the network’s welcome for him in the showbiz industry
- The 18-year-old newbie already has a massive social media following prior to his debut in ASAP
- Although he is Maricel's eldest son, she shared on a morning show that he was still very sweet to her
Another celebrity teen has taken the opportunity to mark a name for himself as Donny Pangilinan, son of actress Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan and Anthony Pangilinan, debuted on the ASAP stage last Sunday, July 24.
In the musical variety show’s ‘Full Circle’ segment, the 18-year old showcased his dance moves and proved he has what it takes to follow the footsteps of his mother. He enjoyed the production number along with other Star Magic talents including Michelle Vito.
Last May, he made a guest appearance on ABS-CBN’s morning talk show, ‘Magandang Buhay’ with his mother and did not shy away from sharing on how he still finds his mom as his true best friend.
Maricel also shared how Donny was seen as the man of the house whenever her husband was away. The show’s hosts, Melai Cantiveros-Francisco, Karla Estrada, and Jolina Magdangal-Escueta, were all charmed by Donny especially after finding out that he usually volunteers to drive for his mom.
The young actor was surprisingly witty too as he gamely answered every question thrown at him. Furthermore, his model-like physique did not escape the eyes of the people on set.
As the eldest son out of the five siblings, he admitted having a strict demeanor when it comes to his younger sisters and brother.
With the possibility of being a part of a love team after he has already entered the showbiz industry, the ladies in the show took the chance to tease and ask him to drop names of actresses whom he considered beautiful. Donny confessed that Liza Soberano, Kathryn Bernardo, and Julia Barretto were the Kapamilya actresses he found attractive.
Prior to his debut, the rookie has already been active in social media. His Instagram account, @donny_pangilinan, has an impressive number of more than 68,000 followers with only 78 posts.
During Father’s Day, he did not mind taking a pun of the word ‘pader’ (wall) which was pronounced almost the same as the word 'father'.
In another post, Pangilinan also showed he was into surfing.
Donny’s mother, Maricel, is a comedian-actress who won two ‘Best Supporting Actress’ awards in 1992 while his father, Anthony, is a training specialist.-Kami Media