Dingdong Dantes on being one of Sexiest Men of the World: "Never in my wildest dreams..."

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"I'm very thankful talaga. Kumbaga, minamahal ko talaga angginagawa ko so that's why siguro it loves me back," says Dingdong Dantes.



The Los Angeles-based E! Entertainment Televisioncited our very own Dingdong Dantes as one of its Top 25 Sexiest Men of theWorld. A letter sent by E! toDingdong's manager, Perry Lansigan, stated that a television specialfeaturing the 25 hottest males from around the world is going to be produced byE! Among those in the list is soccer superstar David Beckham of GreatBritain. (Click here to read related article.)

Fresh from New Jersey, where he and Dyesebel co-star MarianRivera promoted GMA Pinoy TV, Dingdonghad a phone interview with StarTalk yesterday, August 23, about this latest feather in his cap.

Dingdong said, "Actually, nung nalaman ko, e, natatawa ako dahiltalagang never in my wildest dreams ko naisip na mapapasama ako dito.Na-appreciate ko siya and much more that napabilang ako sa beinte-singkongtaong ‘yon, so isang karangalan sa akin ‘yon."

What does he feel now that so many blessings had come his way?

"I'm very thankful talaga. Kumbaga, minamahal ko talaga angginagawa ko so that's why siguro it loves me back," Dingdongreplied.

On Wednesday, August 27, Dingdong and Marian will stage theirbirthday concert—Let's Celebrate: The Marian-Dingdong Birthday Blowout—at theAraneta Coliseum. Are they ready for the concert?

"May mga rehearsal kaming naka-schedule bukas," saidDingdong. "Gusto namin talaga pagandahin nang husto. Lahat ng mga numbers nahindi naman namin usually ginagawa, e, ibubusisi namin sa darating na araw.Very excited na kami!"

What can the fans expect from this concert? WouldMarian and Dingdong offer something new?

"Bihira naman kami mag-perfom sa ganoon klaseng paraan[stage]," Dingdong answered. "Since nakakita kami na umaarte sa TV, so thistime parang SOP na pinahaba. Mini-concert ang dating"

In terms of going daring in the show, who would takethe spotlight?

"This time, siya," Dingdong said, referring to Marian."Pero maganda naman. Mayroon siyang numbers na never pa niyang ginawa before.Ako naman, halos nagawa ko na dati, e, makakasayaw ako ulit."

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Since Dingdong and Marian said that they are going to watchKC Concepcion and Richard Gutierrez's movie, For The First Time, are they goingto invite them to their concert?

"Well, bakit hindi?" Dingdong replied. "Pero napag-usapantalaga namin ni Marian, by hook or by crook, we will watch their movie. Andhopefully kasama din namin si Direk Joyce Bernal."

Joyce Bernal, who is the director of Dingdong and Marian inDyesebel, is also the director of For The First Time, which will also open onAugust 27.


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