Who would you pick as Pinoy F4 for Boys Over Flowers?

by James Patrick Anarcon
Nov 16, 2017
Akihiro Blanco, Alden Richards, and Marco Gumabao were some actors chosen by netizens to comprise the F4 for GMA-7's Boys Over Flowers.

Fans are starting to root for their idols to top-bill the Philippine adaptation of the Koreanovela Boys Over Flowers.

GMA First Vice President for Program Management Joey Abacan said that the network will hold nationwide auditions to look for the cast members of the local version.

A Facebook page called "Boys Over Flowers Philippines" has been conducting a "fan-initiated survey" to choose members of the Pinoy F4.

At press time, 23 actors are part of the survey.

Most of them are GMA-7 talents since the sequel will be co-produced by the Kapuso network with U Entertainment Movie and Drama Inc., a Philippine company with Korean counterpart.

Two ABS-CBN talents and one TV5 actor were also nominated to be part of the survey.

The Facebook page also wrote a disclaimer saying: "We only based our list on social media reactions and group discussions. The list may change depending on developments."

Check out these 23 boys who made it to the list of Boys Over Flowers Philippines Facebook page as the next members of F4:

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Akihiro is currently leading the survey with 3.4K reactions, 452 shares, and 326 comments.

Akihiro started his career when he was part of TV5's Artista Academy final six.

He did several Wattpad episodes and played kontrabida in the network's remake of the Korean drama Baker King, starring Mark Neumann and Shaira Mae.

In 2017, Akihiro almost transferred to ABS-CBN. However, he had to back out of his two shows—The Good Son and La Luna Sangre—to focus on his movie career.

In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), the actor is vocal in saying that he wants to try working in GMA-7.

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Adrian is a member of GMA-7's boy band T.O.P: Top One Project.

He was one of the winners of the reality talent search To The Top, the reason why he won a slot in the Kapuso boy band.

Adrian has also shown his acting chops in an episode of Magpakailanman.

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Currently, Adrian's photo has 2.2K reactions, 1,723 shares, and 209 comments.


Gil was first introduced to the public as an actor when he won the highly-coveted role of Matteo Domingo in the local adaptation of My Love From The Star. He was paired with Jennylyn Mercado for this project.

The series ran from May to August 2017.

Gil also portrayed a Korean drama star in an episode of Dear Uge starring real-life sisters Angelika and Mika dela Cruz.

Gil's photo has 2.1K reactions, 240 shares, and 340 comments.

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Teejay started his career in 2011 as part of the Kapuso youth-oriented series Tween Hearts.

He was part of the teleseryes Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin (2011), Home Sweet Home (2013), Anna Karenina (2013), and Pyra: Babaeng Apoy (2013).

In 2014, he transferred to ABS-CBN and was included in the teleseryes Dream Dad (2014) and The Greatest Love (2016).

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In 2015, Teejay's Dubsmash videos, including his "Twerk It Like Miley" video, became viral on the Internet.

This paved the eay for him to earn the lead part in the Indonesian movie Dubsmash, shown in 2016.

His photo has currently 2K reactions, 120 shares, and 302 comments.

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Nikki is a Chinito member of GMA's boy group One Up.

He appeared in a few drama shows such as That's My Amboy (2016) and Sinungaling Mong Puso (2016).

Nikki is currently a performer-host in the game show Celebrity Bluff, along with the other One Up boys. He is currently part of the ongoing afternoon series Haplos.

He landed fifth in the survey, with 1.3K reactions, 118 shares, and 140 comments.

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Jak, who is dubbed as GMA's "Pambansang Abs," placed sixth on the survey, with 1.2K reactions, 82 shares, and 66 comments.

The hunky actor recently starred in the Kapuso primetime series Meant To Be. This project is tagged as a Meteor Garden-inspired teleserye since the four male leads became good friends with one girl.

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However, the only difference is that all the four boys liked the female lead, played by Barbie Forteza.

Jak also appears in the comedy shows Dear Uge and Bubble Gang, proudly flaunting his abs much to the delight of female viewers.

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Just like Jak, Ivan was also part of the prime-time series Meant To Be.

Ivan started his career in ABS-CBN via the reality show Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash of 2010.

Ivan will be part of the upcoming drama series The One That Got Away starring Lovi Poe, Rhian Ramos, Max Collins, and Dennis Trillo.

His photo currently has 1.2K reactions, 62 shares, and 70 comments.

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Richard was once rumored to play the role of Matteo Do in My Love From The Star.

At that time, he had just finished his stint in Pinoy Big Brother 737 (2015).

He was known for winning the "You're My Foreignoy" contest of Eat Bulaga in 2014.

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As of this writing, his photo has 1.1K reactions, 60 shares, and 100 comments.

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Dave was a StarStruck finalist in 2015.

Even though he did not win the competition, GMA-7 chose him to be part of the boy group One Up. He was also cast in the prime-time series Alyas Robin Hood, where he was paired with Lindsay De Vera.

Dave also became a part of Meant To Be.

Currently, he is a host of Celebrity Bluff.

His photo has 761 reactions, 58 shares, and 131 comments.


The 22-year-old actor started his career as part of the youth-oriented series Tween Hearts in 2010.

GMA paired him with different leading ladies in teleseryes: Kylie Padilla, Barbie Forteza, and Bea Binene.

His last two shows—Tsuperhero and Mulawin vs. Ravena—also showed his skill in doing action scenes.

As of this writing, his photo has 751 reactions, 56 shares, and 100 comments.

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Jake has already been popular in showbiz as the ex-boyfriend of Andi Eigenmann and the father of her child.

His popularity increased when he did several guest appearances in Eat Bulaga's "Kalyeserye" segment.

In 2016, Jake played a special role in Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza's Eat Bulaga Lenten episode.

This year, Jake was cast as the older brother of Barbie Forteza in another Lenten episode of the noontime show.

Jake's photo has currently 748 reactions, 74 shares, and 35 comments.

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Lharby was a contender of GMA-7's To The Top contest. However, he failed to make it to the final round.

However, the network gave him several acting projects including Pinulot Ka Lang Sa Lupa (2017) and Mulawin vs. Ravena (2017).

In 2014, he showed his daring side by having a butt exposure scene in the indie film Esprit De Corps.

Lharby's photo has currently 736 reactions, 36 shares, and 27 comments.

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David was the first runner-up of Mr. Chinatown 2014.

In 2016, he decided to pursue acting when he signed up with Regal Films, ALV Talent Circuit, and GMA Artist Center.

For his first teleserye, he played a policeman in the afternoon series Sa Piling ni Nanay.

In mid-2017, he became part of Mulawin vs. Ravena.

David's photo, as of this writing, has already garnered 695 reactions, 19 shares, and 30 comments.


Tommy is a member of Eat Bulaga's boy group That's My Bae.

In the acting department, he has already shown his talent via the daytime series Trops, which ran from October 2016 to September 2017.

He was also a part of the Sunday afternoon sitcom Juan Tamad.

Tommy's photo has currently 636 reactions, 47 shares, and 27 comments.


The Pambansang Bae of GMA-7 is in the 15th place with 631 reactions, 28 shares, and 47 comments.

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Alden was once to be confirmed as the lead actor in the remake of My Love From The Star. However, he did not push through with the project.

Alden is known for his performances in his drama shows, particularly in Ilustrado, wherein he played the role of Jose Rizal.

His last teleserye was with love team partner Maine Mendoza, the 13-week Kapuso primetime series Destined To Be Yours.

Alden is currently preparing for his third movie with Maine slated to be shown in 2018.


Kenneth is the grand winner of Eat Bulaga's That's My Bae contest in 2015.

Since then, he has been part of several Kapuso drama shows such as Buena Familia (2015), Calle Siete (2016), and Trops (2016-2017).

He also made several guest appearances in episodes of Magpakailanman and Wagas.

He will be part of the upcoming move Trip Ubusan: Lolas vs. Zombies.

Kenneth's photo, as of this writing, has 613 reactions, 162 shares, and 61 comments.

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Joshua is one of the members of TOP: Top One Project.

He once showed his acting chops via an episode of Magpakailanman aired earlier this year.

Currently, Joshua's photo has 596 reactions, 68 shares, and 110 comments.


Kiko started his career in 2011 as part of the youth-oriented series Tween Hearts.

He has done several projects with ABS-CBN and GMA-7.

Kiko got his big break when he joined the afternoon series Sinungaling Mong Puso as Rhian Ramos's lover. The role was originally played by Aga Muhlach in the movie version.

Kiko's last project was Mulawin vs. Ravena, wherein he portrayed a kontrabida role.

Kiko's photo has currently 550 likes, 19 shares, and 17 comments.

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Migo is the Ultimate Male Survivor of StarStruck Season 6.

After winning, Migo got roles in big Kapuso projects such as Encantadia and My Love From The Star.

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He also recently released an album.

Migo is part of the upcoming primetime series The One That Got Away.

As of this writing, Migo's photo has 502 reactions, 22 shares, and 26 comments.

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Marco is the second Kapamilya actor to be part of the list after Teejay Marquez.

Marco started his career in 2012 via the youth-oriented series Luv U.

This 2017, Marco transferred to VIVA Artists Agency from Star Magic, allowing him to do freelance projects in both networks.

While still appearing on ABS-CBN for guestings, Marco also made a guest appearance in the Kapuso weekend anthology-public affairs program Wish Ko Lang.

Marco's photo has currently 485 reactions, 11 shares, and 8 comments.

A post shared by Marco Gumabao (@gumabaomarco) on


Lance started as a commercial model until he was discovered by GMA-7 for its TV shows.

One of his major roles on TV was when he portrayed Memfes in Encantadia, an Adamyan who wants to marry Sang'gre Alena (Gabbi Garcia).

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His photo currently has 277 reactions, 4 shares, and 8 comments.


Avery was a finalist of StarStruck 6.

Prior to joining the artista search, he was already a commercial model.

He became a part of the teleseryes Because of You and Hanggang Makita Kang Muli.

In late 2016, he was included in the cast of Encantadia as Kahlil. The role was originally played by Jake Cuenca.

Avery's photo currently has 225 reactions, 20 shares, and 32 comments.

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Bruno started his career in 2016 via the afternoon series Hahamakin Ang Lahat, as third wheel to Joyce Ching and Kristoffer Martin.

The son of former actress Lani Lobangco played the lead actor in the late-night youth-oriented series Grind, wherein he had a butt exposure.

Bruno is set to show skin in the upcoming Bench fashion show.

As of this writing, Bruno's photo has 158 likes, 4 shares, and 11 comments.

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PEPsters, who do you want to see as F4 members in the Philippine version of Boys Over Flowers?

Share your thoughts in the comments section below.


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