Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ryzza Mae and Gerald Anderson, Rare Finds

   The Ryzza Mae Show is hosted by the youngest TV host Ryzza Mae, 8.  She rose to celebrity when she won the Little Miss Philippines 2012.  Since then she has joined the noontime show Eat Bulaga!  She stars in the television comedy Vampire ang Daddy Ko and the movie Si Agimat, si Enteng Kabisote at si Ako where she played a dwarf.  

   I have seen children singing, and dancing but hosting a daily television show at eight is rare.  The cha-cha dancing Ryzza Mae interviews celebrities as good as an adult TV host.  It was amazing to see so much confidence and talent in such a small bundle.  

   “Be happy! Be Budoy!”  “Hello ako si Budoy” (Hello I’m Budoy) are catchphrases from the drama miniseries about hypocrisy, parenting and the much needed education for the mentally challenged.  Many films have been made about the mentally challenged but I have seen none as well written and directed as this.  Gerald Anderson was a big surprise.  Rightly so, he won the 21st KBP Golden Dove Best Actor Award for TV Drama in his portrayal of Budoy.  He also won Best Actor awards at the Golden Screen Award 2013 and Gawad Tanglaw Award for the same series.  Gerald gave the role credibility.  He tugs at your heart even during the lighter moments and was adorable as a man struggling to escape a boy’s mentality.  In 2011, inspired by his role in Budoy, he organized a charity basketball game event for the benefit of the kids with special needs.  

   Gerald is only 24 years old.  He is this generation’s Christopher de Leon.  The big difference is that the boy can dance!  

   Ryzza Mae and Gerald Anderson make every Filipino proud!

See also Eat Bulaga - The Nation's Equalizer dated October 2013 and
Eat Bulaga Scholarship dated June 2014

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