Gosh, sons of Jomari Yllana, Mark Fernandez, Eric Fructuoso remind us so much of Gwapings!

by Anj Sampayan
Sep 22, 2016
Back in the 90s, (L-R) Mark Anthony Fernandez, Eric Fructuoso, and Jomari Yllana were best known as the iconic trio Gwapings.

Those who lived through the 90s would know how phenomenal the Gwapings--Mark Anthony Fernandez, Jomari Yllana, and Eric Fructuoso--were.

The trio's undeniable charm had earned them magazine covers, two movies titled Gwapings: The First Adventure (1992) and Gwapings Dos (1993), and a TV show Gwapings Live! (1992) that aired on GMA-7.

They turned "How Gee" into a dance craze, and Mickey Mouse band-aids a trend.

When Mark left the group, some fans were so distraught that there were even news of suicide.

Fast forward to 2016, all three guys are now daddies.

Another thing common to them: they all have sons.

Have you seen these young boys? Gosh, you'll be reminded of Gwapings.

Grae Cameron and Rudolf Benedict Fernandez

Mark Anthony's eldest entered the world of showbiz as a Star Magic Artist and a member of the boy group Gimme 5.

Now 15 years old, he has so far starred in Kapamilya shows Bagito, Luv U, and the 2015 remake of Pangako Sa 'Yo.

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Meanwhile, Grae has a baby brother who is also a gwaping. He is two years old.

Me,my dad and my bro

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Andre Yllana

Jomari and Aiko Melendez's 17-year-old son is also a Star Magic talent.

He already appeared on television in 2013, but chose to prioritize his studies.

Now that he's already in senior high school, is he ready to be the next big thing in the industry?

Here he is with his dad and sister Marthena.

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A photo posted by Andre Yllana (@andreyllana) on

Frederick Fructuoso

Eric's eldest son tried his luck in the 2015 edition of Starstruck.

In an interview with the 17-year-old hopeful, he weighed in the pros and cons of having a celebrity dad.

"It's an advantage to be an anak ng artista kasi kilala ka na agad. Ang disadvantage, marami silang ine-expect sa iyo."

He didn't make it to the final 14, but hopes to become just like his dad in the near future.


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Back in the 90s, (L-R) Mark Anthony Fernandez, Eric Fructuoso, and Jomari Yllana were best known as the iconic trio Gwapings.
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