Sunday, August 04, 2013

Sir Chief’ Among People Asia’s ’12 men Who Matter’! ‘

The 46-year-old heartthrob may consider himself a newbie, but showbiz observers think he has “arrived.”

Is Richard Yap very popular? How he gets his popularity? What does it take to become a man who matters?

Excited to know more about Richard Yap? Well, check out the story below!

For People Asia magazine, it seems one big hit is enough.

In the latest celebrity update, Richard Yap a.k.a “Sir Chief” of the phenomenal daytime series “Be Careful With My Heart” has included in the People Asia Magazine in their lists of ’12 Men Who Matter.’

Judging from People Asia editor-in-chief Joanne Rae Ramirez’s note, the basis for selecting the few who made the cut was clear.

“We celebrate a few good men this issue – few because not many make it through the gauntlet those weeds out the mediocre from the extraordinary,” she said.

Columnist Bum Tenorio Jr. justified why the 46 years old heartthrob landed on the list.

“In an industry that puts much premium on youth, it is quite fascinating to know that local Tinseltown opens its doors to a man in his forties, showers him with kliegs and lets the world, so to speak, fall in love with him.”

Others in the list: Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima and PAGCOR chairman Cristino L. Naguiat Jr. (public service); Penshoppe founder Bernie Liu, California Pizza and IHOP’s Archie Rodriguez and club mogul Erik Cua (business), runway scene-stealer Hideo Muraoka (showbiz); Jude Turcuato of FOX International Channels and Philippines Tatler editor-in-chief Anton San Diego (media); Carlos Celdran (arts and culture); style arbiter Jing Monis (fashion) and Blue Eagles’ Kiefer Ravena (sports).

In fact, Richard was also nominated in this year’s Yahoo! OMG! Awards for Breakthrough Actor. He finished third with 222,767 votes (Enrique Gil and Daniel Padilla placed first and second, respectively).

At the moment, together with onscreen partner Jodi Sta. Maria, Richard got 79,515 votes in Celebrity og the Year category but lost to Marian Rivera’s 182,744 votes.

The heartthrob is also set to star in his debut film – the big screen adaptation of his series in the Metro Manila Film Festival this December 2013.

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