Asia 2 best buddies Marc
Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez are back for more dares in Q Channel 11's Dare
representative—and third place winner—in the second season of the Asian
counterpart of Amazing Race are back together in a new reality show called
Dare Duo. It will air its pilot episode on QTV-11, the sister station of
GMA-7, this Saturday, March 14, at 8:10 pm.
A ‘bucket list'
type of show mixed with dares and challenges, Dare Duo has three
segments: Marc versus Rovilson, the audience' challenge and the celebrity
challenge. The wacky, glib-tongued accented pair will try to do the best they
can in any challenge presented to them as long as there will be no animal
cruelty, nothing that will be disrespectful to our family or sacrilegious," as
defined by Rovilson, the California-raised host of another Q Channel 11 show Ang
that, we can go out of our comfort zone as long as it's a legitimate
challenge," adds Marc with his strong Australian accent. He is formerly the
host of Q Channel 11's The Debutante.
‘We are being
reminded by our producers that this is a family show,' jests Rovilson when
asked how daring they could go.
The show's flyer
can sum up how extreme the two guys can go: Marc and Rovilson did a 'Blaze of
Glory' stunt complete with the most colorful sequined outfits. Also in the pilot
episode, Marc and Rovilson will try to stage a bridal shower.
Tasked to organize
the party for the bride-to-be, they will also provide the entertainment
for the evening. This means the two doing some sexy dancing in front of the
lady guests, a first time for both.
‘The thing is,
the show is not just about challenges, it's inspirational. Things they wish
they can do, we will help them do it,' explains Marc over lunch in Via Mare in
Tomas Morato earlier today, March 10.
When asked to
describe he things that they are personally afraid of, Rovilson said ghosts and
he revealed that he and his partner Marc are also wary of carbs
okay for Rovilson as long as he won't step on any grave. For haunted houses,
"as long as the person who dared me to enter is with me but I still have to
think about this very hard or Marc can do it for me."
If asked to join
a gay beauty contest, will they do it?
suggestions are scaring me, get out of the room, thank you for coming," jokes
Dare Duo is their third show together after AXN
Amazing Race 2 and The Duke.
Burmese-Australian. His mother is of Burmese origin born in Scotland but raised
in Burma and Thailand. His father is of Chinese-Burmese blood but migrated in
Australia where Marc was born. An actor, host and model, Marc has several
endorsements under his belt including Colgate, Kenny Rogers, SM Department Store
Filipino but born and raised in San Jose, California. He moved to Manila in
1999 and is currently the executive editor of a local men's
to be single although Rovilson is reportedly dating Vanessa Chong, the older
sister of Malaysian singer Vince Chong whom he met in Amazing Race Asia.
As for Marc, when asked about his status with co-Kenny Rogers endorser Paula Taylor,
he answered they're just friends.