ABS-CBN's Sunday showbiz talk show The Buzz has a new segment called "Tough Ten." The live guest celebrity will be asked ten supposedly tough questions and the artist has to answer them all.
Last Sunday, November 9, Pinoy Fear Factor host Ryan Agoncillo took the hot seat, interviewed by The Buzz host Boy Abunda.
What is his biggest fear?
"The fear of being unable to take care of my family the way I want to."
What are the three attributes of Juday that he favors?
"Makulit, pilya, at parang bata mag-trip."
Which one scares Ryan the most?
"Pilya," Ryan said without hesitation. When asked to explain: "Si Juday, ang ugali nito, pag nagmamaneho ako, e, ang hilig mangiliti. Kung iba mangiliti, ayos lang, e, hindi ko papansinin. Pero kung siya, well, baka kasi kung saan ko maliko, baka mabangga kami."
What can he say about reports accusing him of using Juday for his career advancement?
"Hindi kasi maikaila na kahit siguro sino madikit sa isang artista na kasing sikat ni Juday, e, matutulungan. E, ako, I'm just grateful. Ako, I'll be the first liar kung ako ang magsabi na hindi ako tinulungan ni Juday."
Was there a time na muntik na kayong maghiwalay ni Juday?
"Yes," Ryan admitted. "The first year of our relationship was very rocky. Kasi, mahirap ang love, e. And it is tougher that my girlfriend is the young superstar. It's very hard. There are some things that you have to determine kung totoo o hindi. So, pilit kaming hindi nagtrabaho for a year together para malaman namin na hindi lang dahil araw-araw kaming magkasama sa set. Baka doon lang nanggaling 'yon. So, we had to find out if it is love or just proximity."
(Ryan and Judy Ann were co-stars in the ABS-CBN fantaserye Krystala, where they started having feelings for each other.)
Sa afternoon soap ni Ryan na Pieta, may kissing scene siya sa leading lady niya na si Krista Ranillo. Nailang ba siya dahil nandoon sa set si Juday?
"Not at all. Nabusog ako noong dumating si Judy Ann Santos!"
"Lately, hindi siya nagte-taping for her soap [Humiling Ako Sa Langit] dahil nire-revise yung script," explained Ryan. "So minsan, naghahanap siya ng excuse para magluto. Gagawin niya, magluluto siya, dadalhin sa set, at ipapakain sa lahat. When she arrives, she makes it a point not to go anywhere near the scenes that we do—whatever it is we do. Una, ayaw niya na mailang ako. Pangalawa, ayaw niya mailang kung sino man kaeksena ko."
Judy Ann and her manager Alfie Lorenzo had an issue before. In this issue, Alfie called Ryan "Atty. Ryan Agoncillo," possibly because of Ryan voluntary getting himself into the issue. Was he offended by Alfie's remark about him?
"You know, siguro this is the first time I'm actually gonna say this. Kasi maraming nagtatanong kung bakit I decided to keep quiet the whole time na may gulo. Ang position ko kasi diyan, e, sa gulo nila bilang talent and manager, e, my participation is not as another artista, but as a fiancé of Judy Ann Santos. It is not right for me na makisali sa kung ano man nagaganap sa media because my participation nga is on a personal level
"Hindi importante sa akin ang magsalita sa diyaryo, sa radio o sa T.V. Ang importante sa akin, e, Tito Alfie gave me a chance to speak to him in person. I mean, binigyan niya ako ng chance na magtanong at sinagot naman niya, and that's all that matters to me. I told him nga how I felt. He told me also how he felt. Naging maayos ang usapan. Kung napikon, hindi. We exchanged gentlemanly words. You know, Alfie is like a ‘lola' sa amin ngayon. Siya na rin ang nagsabi na, 'Hindi negosyo ang pag-uusapan natin, iho, kundi buhay.'"
ARGENTINEAN MODEL & OTHER TEMPTATIONS. According to news, on the shooting of Pinoy Fear Factor in Argentina, Ryan had a supposed fling with his Argentinean co-host named Valeria. Is this true?
"Ang isa sa mga nangyari sa Argentina ay pinag-tripan ako nila Direk Lauren [Dyogi]. They warned me na bago pa lang tumulak papuntang Argentina na ‘Ryan, be ready because there will be a little something-something doon pagdating mo.' Ayun, pagdating ko, isang napakagandang babae ang sumalubong sa akin. Paglabas ko, sabi ko na, ‘Naku, ito na yata ‘to! Ito na yata ang sinasabi ni Direk.' Sa totoo lang, yung babae na 'yon, sa sobrang ganda niya, e, habang nakatayo doon sa harap ng airport, e, nagbanggaan mga kotse dahil nakatitig sa kanya!"
As it turned out, Valeria is a model and an actress in Argentina. When they met, Valeria was talking to Ryan in Spanish. Later, Ryan found out that Valeria was flirting with him. "Pero hindi ko naintindihan!" laughed Ryan, "So, being the little boy that I am, in-enjoy ko na lang!"
So, did anything happen between him and Valeria?
"Yun, iniwan ako sa kuwarto mag-isa!" laughed Ryan.
With issues linking him to Krista Ranillo and the Argentinean model Valeria, does Ryan get tempted sometimes?
"The past few months have been fruitful for me," related Ryan. "Ang sinasabi ko lang, marunong ang Diyos. He gives me projects like this that will test me before I get married. Had this happened during the first year of our relationship, I would have been so weak. But now, I know why I'm working, I know what I'm working, for so wala ‘yan."
MARRYING JUDAY. Is there anything that would stop him from marrying Judy Ann Santos?
"I doubt it," Ryan smiled. "I highly doubt it."
Is Ryan ready to give up all for Judy Ann Santos?
"The only reason I'm doing it is for her," said Ryan. "So, I guess, if it's needed then, yeah. But then, I have to be grateful kasi this is the means for me to take care of my future family. Parang bastos kung sabihin na talikuran ko ang grasya. Pero alam ko na ang grasya hindi para sa 'kin, para sa pamilya."
If Ryan had his way, would he invite Robin Padilla and Piolo Pascual to their wedding?
"I don't know Robin personally," Ryan admitted. "And sa totoo, ang napag-usapan namin ni Judy Ann, ayaw namin na wala kaming hindi kilala, and at this point, hindi ko siya kilala. Siguro kung magkakilala kami at magkaayusan ng kuwentuhan at kagaanan ng loob. So nothing's impossible."
How about Piolo?"Piolo, if he's available. If Judy Ann decides to invite him, then who am I to deny her an invitation to a friend on her special day?" said Ryan.