"So, gusto ko magpasalamat talaga personally sa lahat ng bumubuo ng organization.
"[I'm] looking forward to next year sa mga bagong kalahok!"
Asked if he now feels the pressure since much is expected from "award-winning actors," Dingdong tells, "Siguro konti po... mas challenging.
"Gaya [rin] naman nung umpisa nung pag-shoooting ng Segunda Mano, may pressure din.
"Well, hindi naman [naging] madali yung role.
"Mas masarap na may ganun, e. Para mas maengganyo ka to outdo yourself."
DANCE OF THE STEELBARS. Dingdong Dantes will soon star in the feature film Dance of the Steelbars, which he had been working on since 2009.
Although the actor, who now ventures into filmmaking, cannot give full details about his said project, was generous enough to give a few details.
"I finished dubbing. Definitely it will be released this year.
"Kung kailan eksakto, I would say right about middle of this year. Finally, palalabas na siya."
According to him, the film is a full-length narrative that exposes the lives of the inmates at the Cebu Provincial and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC).
"Istorya siya tungkol sa mga nasa loob ng Cebu jail and how the very famous dancing inmates started.
"So, fictional siya," adds Dingdong. "But some scenes ay inspired by the real story kung papaano talaga nabuo."
Inquired if he will portray the character of a prisoner, Dingdong smiles as if to be secretive and answers in the affirmative.
The Cebu inmates' famous zombie dance featured in Michael Jackson's hit single "Thriller" went viral on YouTube in 2007. Will the actor be caught dancing in the said upcoming film?