While fans and the press continue to wait and speculate on the real score between Dingdong Dantes and his girlfriend of three years Karylle, YES! magazine's 100th issue features the country's hottest leading man today on its cover and presents Dingdong's oriental-inspired penthouse and childhood photos in a 19-page article.
Dingdong lets the YES! team shoot inside his 300 square-meter bachelor's pad constructed atop the residential building that used to be his family's ancestral home. Although Dingdong can afford to relocate to affluent villages or high-rise condo units in posh districts, he chose to stay where his roots are. "Dito ako ‘pinanganak, dito rin ako lumaki, kaya ayokong umalis dito," reasoned Dingdong.
The Kapuso hunk did not only open his house to YES!, he also opened his life, exclusively, to the country's leading entertainment magazine.
Dingdong shared stories from his childhood, how he got his name,—which, by the way, is synonymous with machismo and sexiness, thanks to his macho TV characters and a T-shirt slogan that reads "I wanna touch your DINGDONG Dantes"—who gave it to him, and how he started in showbiz.
YES! also interviewed Dong's mom Angeline Gonzales-Dantes and his favorite aunt Tita Lui Henson and got some entertaining, shocking, and intriguing revelations about the young actor's childhood antics and about a girlfriend whom the family really did not like. "Pati aso namin ‘tsaka pusa, ayaw siya..." Mommy Angeline even said about that Dingdong girlfriend.
Dingdong also talks about his screen partner Marian Rivera, on how and why their team-up works and why they are the hottest love team today in local showbiz.
For every Dingdong Dantes fanatic, this issue of YES! is definitely a collector's item.
But what makes this issue a must-have even more, is editor-in-chief Jo-Ann Q. Maglipon and contributor Andrew Paredes's look-back at the magazine's 100 most cherished and vivid moments in the article, "100 YES! Moments."
Maglipon and Paredes highlight the magazine's most-talked about issues, the celebrities that made YES! controversial, the friendship and trust that the magazine developed and nurtured with the stars, the run-in and reconciliation with a celeb who felt offended with YES!'s tell-it-as-it-is reporting, and all the things that earned YES! the reputation of being the ultimate source of showbiz stories.
Three sets of best friends are also featured in this issue: the troika of Judy Anne Santos, Beth Tamayo and Director Dante "Ga" Garcia; the foursome Aiko Melendez, Carmina Villarroel, Gelli de Belen, and Candy Pangilinan; and the duo Carmi Martin and Gladys Reyes.
Making this issue a real treat for every YES! reader and collector are the expensive special colors on the cover to make it look glossier, brighter and special, without charging the readers more!
Get your copy now of YES! magazine's 100th issue in bookstores, convenience stores, and magazine stands at only P95!