Donny Pangilinan first captured the hearts of showbiz fans when PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) included him on this list, 25 celebrity kids who are so darn good-looking but are not in showbiz, which was published on January 18, 2016.
Slowly, he's been making his way to showbiz.
From his ASAP debut last July to his launch as MYX VJ in August to his first Star Magic Ball last in October, there's really no stopping Donny from becoming an "artista."
But prior to this, did you know that this 18-year-old guy was a basketball varsity player?
He used to play for Brent International School Manila, where he finished his high school.
Since a lot of ladies have been clamoring for more details about the second of five children of Maricel with Anthony Pangilinan, check out these five facts.
On December 1, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) was able to catch up with Donnie during the Krispy Kreme event held in Bonifacio High Street.
1. He's a sneakerhead.
His shoe size: 10.5 to 11.
2. He loves dogs, even if he is allergic to them.
Donny revealed that he had to "shower right away or take meds" whenever he plays with their three dogs.
"But I still love them so much like I sacrifice being allergic."
Donny finds his quality time with pets "super worth it."
3. A basketball career is not part of his future plans.
The six-footer player said, "I don’t think I would pursue basketball, I play for fun."
4. He doesn't feel the pressure of having celebrity parents.
Donny told PEP, "It hasn’t really got into me, the pressure yet.
"Because my parents are super lenient, and they’re super all like, 'for being yourself and don’t think about all the pressure.'
"Because really, if you just keep being real, then there’s nothing to worry about."
He added, "I’m just happy that I have a lot of people to ask guidance from, ask advice since they have been in the industry for some time."
And what have been his parents' advice?
"Don’t just be a pretty face, be unique, and be someone that people will look up to."
5. He has always wanted to give acting a try.
Though he's quite not sure yet which genre to pursue, he hopes to be working with the "experienced ones."
Does that include his mom?
Donny laughingly answered, "I don’t wanna work with [her]."