Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez compete in Dare Duo

Marc Nelson (left) and Rovilson Fernandez (right) are the hosts of Q Channel 11's new show called Dare Duo. It will air it pilot episode this Saturday, March 14, at 8:10 pm.

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2 best buddies MarcNelson and Rovilson Fernandez are back for more dares in Q Channel 11's DareDuo.

The Philippinerepresentative—and third place winner—in the second season of the Asiancounterpart of Amazing Race are back together in a new reality show calledDare Duo. It will air its pilot episode on QTV-11, the sister station ofGMA-7, this Saturday, March 14, at 8:10 pm.

A ‘bucket list'type of show mixed with dares and challenges, Dare Duo has threesegments: Marc versus Rovilson, the audience' challenge and the celebritychallenge. The wacky, glib-tongued accented pair will try to do the best theycan in any challenge presented to them as long as there will be no animalcruelty, nothing that will be disrespectful to our family or sacrilegious," asdefined by Rovilson, the California-raised host of another Q Channel 11 show AngPinaka.

"Other thanthat, we can go out of our comfort zone as long as it's a legitimatechallenge," adds Marc with his strong Australian accent. He is formerly thehost of Q Channel 11's The Debutante.

‘We are beingreminded by our producers that this is a family show,' jests Rovilson whenasked how daring they could go.

The show's flyercan sum up how extreme the two guys can go: Marc and Rovilson did a 'Blaze ofGlory' stunt complete with the most colorful sequined outfits. Also in the pilotepisode, Marc and Rovilson will try to stage a bridal shower.

Tasked to organizethe party for the bride-to-be, they will also provide the entertainmentfor the evening. This means the two doing some sexy dancing in front of thelady guests, a first time for both.

‘The thing is,the show is not just about challenges, it's inspirational. Things they wishthey can do, we will help them do it,' explains Marc over lunch in Via Mare inTomas Morato earlier today, March 10.

When asked todescribe he things that they are personally afraid of, Rovilson said ghosts andhe revealed that he and his partner Marc are also wary of carbs(carbohydrates).


Cemeteries areokay 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 tothink about this very hard or Marc can do it for me."

If asked to joina gay beauty contest, will they do it?

"Yoursuggestions are scaring me, get out of the room, thank you for coming," jokesMarc.

Dare Duo is their third show together after AXNAmazing Race 2 and The Duke.

Marc isBurmese-Australian. His mother is of Burmese origin born in Scotland but raisedin Burma and Thailand. His father is of Chinese-Burmese blood but migrated inAustralia where Marc was born. An actor, host and model, Marc has severalendorsements under his belt including Colgate, Kenny Rogers, SM Department Storeand SEAir.

Rovilson isFilipino but born and raised in San Jose, California. He moved to Manila in1999 and is currently the executive editor of a local men'smagazine.

Both professedto be single although Rovilson is reportedly dating Vanessa Chong, the oldersister 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.





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