Meet Miko Gallardo, Iñaki Torres, other young stars of #MyDay The Series

by Nikko Tuazon
Jul 17, 2020
(In foreground) Iñaki Torres and Miko Gallardo, lead actors of #MyDay The Series. Also in the cast are (front row, back) Shanice Eve and Kristel Galang with (back row, left to right) Darrel Castillo, Frost Sandoval, and Juan Alcala.
PHOTO/S: Nikko Tuazon

After the phenomenal success of Thailand's 2gether: The Series, local producers have followed suit, and create content for the Boys' Love (BL) genre.

So far, IdeaFirst Company's Gameboys and Black Sheep's Hello Stranger are the big hits on YouTube among local BL fans.

Fans have also been looking forward to #MyDay The Series, which stars newbie actors Miko Gallardo and Iñaki Torres.

Produced by Prime Event Productions Philippines Foundation Incorporated (PEPPS) in collaboration with Oxin Films, it is the first in the BL Philippines or Boys Love Philippines series.

Unlike the Thailand BL series, which are being produced online, the scenes in #MyDay are shot the way they're done for a television teleserye.

On June 27, 2020, Saturday, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) visited its set in Pasig City to meet the cast members.

Aside from Miko and Iñaki, several other newbies are also part of the series. They are Darrel Castillo, Shanice Eve, Frost Sandoval, Kristel Galang, and Juan Alcala.

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Below are some of the things we've found out about Miko, Iñaki and the other members of the cast.

MIKO GALLARDO

Miko rose to fame after becoming a finalist on It's Showtime's Bida Man competition.

Prior to joining the competition, he started as a commercial model and cast as the lead actor on Kuwentong Jollibee: #CoupleGoals.

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In February, he signed an exclusive contract with Regal Films and was introduced on the movie Us Again, which starred Jane Oineza and RK Bagatsing.

On role as Sky Mercado:

"Si Sky, galing siya sa maykaya na family and he'll be a culinary intern and ang boss niya ay si Ace. Our relationship is based on being a boss, si Ace, and an employee, si Sky."

Dream project or role?

"Gusto ko yung comedy na parang alam mo yung Hang Over, Project X na movies, mga ganun, trip na trip ko yun. Mga Zac Efron na movies. Parang Bad Neighbors.

"Sobrang saya, parang comedy na may konting action. Good vibes movies."

Biggest celebrity crush?

"Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Cara Delevigne... Sa local naman, Kathryn Bernardo. Talagang fan na fan ako nun, ever since."

IÑAKI TORRES

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Before bagging the lead role on #MyDay The Series, Iñaki started as a model and a social media influencer with more than 142,000 followers on Instagram.

On role as Ace Tan:

"Si Ace, yung personality niya dito medyo mayabang. Very arrogant kasi mayaman nga siya and spoiled brat

"'Tapos walang alam gawin kundi maging socialite lang, and then medyo strict siya as boss."

Dream project or role?

"Gusto ko mag-try or mag-portray as a prostitute na lalaki kasi very common na kasi yung ano...

"I mean kasi fan ako ng documentaries so alam natin na kapag sinabing prostitute, alam natin babae, di ba?

"So gusto kong ipakita, gusto kong gumawa ng documentary showing kung ano yung real side na, aminin natin, there are also guys na na-experience ma-rape.

"Yun yung something na I want to portray."

Biggest celebrity crush?

"Si Angel Locsin, kasi sobrang natutuwa ako sa projects na ginagawa niya. Not just sa showbiz, but pati yung projects niya outside."

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DARRELL CASTILO

Darrel Castillo

Brief background:

"I'm 20 years old, only child, and taga-Makati po. Tapos na po ako mag-aral sa Airlink Aviation College. Graduate po ako ng BS Aircraft Maintenance Technology."

On role as Dan Andrales:

Si Dan, kabilang sa group ng mga bully. Medyo bad boy si Dan. Malayo siya sa totoong buhay kasi hindi ako bully.

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"Fresh grad din ako so ini-imagine ko palagi yung mga scenario sa school, yung mga bully dun, and then dun ko siya ina-apply sa character ko."

Dream project or role?

"Gusto ko yung genre ko comedy kasi ngayon, minsan everyday nagiging negative tayo so gusto ko yung mga characters na light lang, good vibes palagi."

Biggest celebrity crush?

"Liza Soberano. Crush kasi talaga siya ng bayan. Ang ganda niya, ang galing niyang umarte 'tapos ang light niya. Pag international, si Gal Gadot."

FROST SANDOVAL

Frost Sandoval

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Brief background:

"I'm the youngest here. I'm 19 years old with the least amount of experience.

"I'm from Mandaluyong City and, as of right now, I'm taking a gap year 'cause I graduated from La Salle Zobel in Alabang."

On role as Connor Nicolas:

"My character is a spoiled rich kid who only speaks English and he's a bully-slash-basher.

"As Connor, us bullies, kami ni Dan, we kind of represent the old fashioned way of looking at gay people thinking like, 'O yuck, bakla,' ganun.

"It wasn't really hard for me to incorporate this because he speaks English, and I'm more of English po kasi. Medyo mahina ako sa Tagalog.

"When I entered, it was a fun shoot. There wasn't much to go about it without spoiling but that's what usually my character represents."

Dream project or role?

"The least would be love 'cause I feel like the Philippines already justified good love stories.

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"I think challenging roles would be good like suspense or anything with like some sort of drama but not love, which is definitely not my thing."

Biggest celebrity crush?

"Yassi and Sue Ramirez. I love Sue's acting in Cuddle Weather. Also, I met her once din before, and I got starstruck.

"Also because, low key she looks like my girlfriend, pero super tiny lang.

"Yassi [Pressman] is so beautiful. I watch her Lives and I really wish she knew that I existed.

"For international naman, I'd say Margot Robie."

JUAN ALCALA

Juan Alcala

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Brief background:

"I'm 22 years old. I'm from Makati. I graduated from Mapua Makati din."

On role as Bryce De Leon:

"Si Bryce naman, circle of friends ni Sky siya and binu-bully kami, ayun. Group of friends namin si Sky.

"Hindi naman siya malayo. Relatable naman. So it's a college setting, mga ganun.

"It just tackles normal life like love, romance, school. I think it's very light and relatable to those who would watch it.

"Lalo na yung mga people who recently graduated or still studying or starting to work pa lang."

Dream project or role?

"In the future, dream role ko would be like a dad 'tapos yung setting is like the family is going through a hard time.

"I could be like divorced tapos I'm taking care of my children. Something like that.

"Yung family movies, it really gets me."

Biggest celebrity crush?

"Yassi Pressman. I've met her once and she's like, hands down, the most humble person I have ever met. She's very down-to-earth and very easy to talk to pa."

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SHANICE EVE

Shanice Eve

Brief background:

"I'm 21 years old from San Juan City. Nag-aaral pa ako sa FEU [Far Eastern University]. I'm taking up Communication Arts."

On role as Moira Garcia:

"Not to spoil pero ang masasabi ko lang mataray siya."

Dream project or role?

"I think, action star. Very taliwas yung sa personality ko kasi parang ano ako, mahinhin...

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"And gustung-gusto ko manood ng action movies, parang sina Angelina Jolie, mga ganun."

Biggest celebrity crush?

"Siguro si Brad Pitt and sa local naman... Heart Evangelista because of her fashion and yung heart niya. I just like idolize her.

"Pero sa guys, Daniel Padilla, aside from the looks, [ang nagustuhan ko is] yung pakikitungo niya kay Kath [Kathryn Bernardo]."

KRISTEL GALANG

Kristel Galang

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Brief background:

"I'm 23 years old and I'm from L.A. (Lower Antipolo). I graduated sa UA&P [University of Asia & Pacific]."

On role as Celyn Mendoza:

"Parehas kaming mataray [ni Moira] kasi sisters kami, ganyan, best friends.

"Personally, medyo iba siya sa totoong personality ko so I had to internalize talaga.

"And kailangan ko mag-watch ng movies na mga may pino-portray ng character ko.

"Yun yung mga preparations ko."

Dream project or role?

"Yung sa akin either mga rom-com na may halong family kasi gusto ko kapag may movie na ipapalabas, may makuha talagang aral yung manonood.

"At saka yung sobrang relatable para hindi sayang yung pera nila.

"Or comedy kasi aminin natin, sa world natin ngayon ang daming problema.

"So kung manonood ka pa ng isang problematic na movie, parang ang bigat pa sa pakiramdam.

"Gusto ko yung mala-lighten lang yung vibe ng mga tao."

Biggest celebrity crush?

"Bea Alonzo and Kathryn Bernardo, sobrang galing nilang magportray sa character and mag-internalize. Pag international naman, Channing Tatum."

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The series will premiere on August 8, on Oxin Films' official YouTube channel.

Other cast members of #MyDay The Series include Jamil Bonifacio, Leilani Kate Yalung, Gio Emprese, Lara Morena, and Yul Servo.

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(In foreground) Iñaki Torres and Miko Gallardo, lead actors of #MyDay The Series. Also in the cast are (front row, back) Shanice Eve and Kristel Galang with (back row, left to right) Darrel Castillo, Frost Sandoval, and Juan Alcala.
PHOTO/S: Nikko Tuazon
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