Dear fans and followers,
O, ayan ha. Nakahanap na ako ng pictures para legit na legit ang claim to fame ko with Mr. Derek Ramsey. Ayan oh!!! Sobrang pogi n’ya. Grabe! Parang siya na talaga yung ginawang hulmahan ni Lord noong ginagawa n’ya ang mga tao sa mundo. LAKAS! At kita n’yo naman yung pagsigurado ko na katabi ako ni Derek ha. I think malinaw naman!
Kasama ko pala sa photo (from left to right) Edsel Roy ng www.starmometer.com, Richard Paglicawan ng www.adventuresofalionheart.blogspot.com and http://lionheartv.net/, Yours Truly, Madma, Mr. Derek Ramsey, Manny Bauto ng www.showbiznest.com and Mark Joseph de Leon ng http://www.lifestylehub.net.
Malakasang mga bloggers ‘yan! Aarte pa?! Special thanks to Manny Bauto para sa pagpapahiram ng mga photos. Thank you very much. 😉
At gaya nga ng sinabi ko, nagkaroon din kame ng chance for an exclusive interview with Derek Ramsey sa Preview Party ng The Amazing Race Philippines last October 25. Gosh! Ito pala ang transcription ng aming interview.
Derek Ramsey Interview: Preview Party of The Amazing Race Philippines last October 25, 2012 at Dragon Bistro, Tomas Morato
Any pressure with hosting one of the biggest shows in the world?
No. They made me feel that I shouldn’t be pressured. Even though the show is a successful one, with 9 Emmys so far, I don’t feel pressured because this is not my show. I know if it doesn’t rate or if it doesn’t do well, it will all fall on me. But that’ fine. The show is all about the contestants. That’s what it is all about. Those guys are a bunch of characters that they gave their 100% to win the race that’s why it’s gonna be a success.
What do you think is the edge of this show among other reality shows?
First is everybody loves competition and everyone likes drama. And usually when you have competition there’s a lot of drama involved especially with Filipinos. They are very competitive and they love drama and you will see a lot of that during the race. At the same time, we have a very beautiful country and that the contestants will get to go to the most beautiful parts of the country. Also, maipapakita natin ‘yan sa lahat ng viewers and makikita rin ‘yan ng buong mundo when they review the Amazing Race Philippines. I think that’s our edge. You have the competition, you have the drama and you get to go to the most spectacular places our country has to offer.
Any preparations for being the host of the Amazing Race Philippines?
It’s not my first time to host but it’s my first time to be the main host of a reality show. I was part of the Biggest Loser. I didn’t do any preparations because that’s me. Ako ‘yan ‘eh. What you will see there, that would be me. I love the show, I love to travel. Biggest Loser, I love health. I love seeing people get into shape. I work with being myself.
Have you watched the other versions of the Amazing Race produced by other countries?
I watched a lot of different Amazing Race versions like the Amazing Race Israel, Australia, Asia etc. I didn’t wanna be the same host as them because each host from each of the races is different. Once I see them, I thought that they are also just being themselves too. So as I’ve said, I will just be myself.
Are you ready to be compared with the other hosts of the Amazing Race?
I think we’re gonna be up there. Kasi sabi nga ng isang foreigner that worked on the Amazing Race Asia, Australia, we have the best material that he has ever seen from all the races he has worked with. With that kind of comment from a guy, who has been a part of the success of the show, I think it will do well.
Aside from the challenges, ano pang e-expect ng fans sa show?
Most definitely they will be seeing the most beautiful places in the Philippines. Each place that we go, we show the beauty and the culture. Most definitely, the viewers will see the beauty of our country at the same time, we have the Amazing Race. The whole race.
Was the finale shocking?
Shocking. Luck is a big factor in the show and I think it played a big factor in the competition.
Any possibility of the Amazing Race Philippines 2?
Most definitely. We are praying that this will do well. And after, we hope to do the Amazing Race Philippines 2. We probably have 2 or 3 legs na we have to be in the country. We have so many places that our country has offer given our 7, 101 islands. We are hoping and definitely praying to shoot the Amazing Race Philippines 2.
How ‘s Kidlat? Do you already have a date?
Yes. January 6. We just did our pictorial yesterday. I put on the suit for the first time and it feels great. It feels really great. Sa January 6, ilalabas na.
Kamusta ang costume? Sexy?
Let’s just say binody cast ako para sa role.
How’s your schedule so far?
I think Amazing Race will end before Christmas. Puyatan ako ngayon. One minute I’m a host, next minute a super hero fighting crimes, the next minute I’m on the big screen crying and doing bed scenes.
How do you feel na ang katapat n’yo na shows ay mga teleserye? Ready na ba ang Pinoy sa ganitong format?
Ang katapat yata nito is yung A Beautiful Affair ng ABS-CBN. And then on the weekend, magkakaroon din yata sila ng Extra Challenge sa GMA 7. I think the viewers are ready. It’s something new. I know they have seen the Amazing Race Asia but this is our very own. This gives the viewers a choice. There are always teleseryes being shown. This is really something new for the audience to see. We need change and we need competition, any industry needs competition, in order to continue to grow and to continue to better ourselves. That’s what TV5 is offering. They are offering a new show. They are offering big risk. Sometimes it pays off, sometimes it doesn’t but I think it is a good risk that they are making.
At this point in your career, what is it that you want to do that you haven’t done before?
I don’t know. Will I go behind the camera to direct and produce? No. I will tell you that now. I think that it is something that you are born with. That talent has to be born. I don’t have the eye for that. Right now, I’m just enjoying my career. There are other things that I’d like to do. I’d like to do a little bit more comedy. I enjoyed doing Praybeyt Benajamin. May be show the lighter side of Derek again because the movies that I have been doing are serious. I wanna try comedy. Maybe comedy. Hindi ko kayang magdala ng pelikula na comedy. Comedy is all about timing. I’d like to work with our great comedians.
Anong masasabi mo na hindi naman ikaw talaga ang nagdadala ng success ng mga hit movies mo kundi yung mga co-stars mo like Anne Curtis, Vice Ganda etc.?
I’m a team player. You cannot make a good film kung ikaw lang at sarili mo lang ang iniisip mo. Kahit ano at kahit gaano kaganda ang eksena at ang performance mo, kung sarili mo lang ang iniisip mo, hindi magiging maganda yung kakalabasan ng eksena. When you do a scene, dapat may chemistry. And I have been lucky to be paired with the top leading ladies in the country. Kailangan mong makisama and give your 100% but at the same time, give your share, huwag mong sapawan yung katrabaho mo. Yeah. I get tweets na hindi naman naging successful ang film dahil sa akin. Most definitely, hindi ako makakagawa ng pelikula kung wala sila. For instance Anne is very influential, very talented and she is the number one leading lady out there today. And I’m lucky enough to be paired with her. Yes. A major success of the movie comes from her but I think naman I gave my share in the success of the movie. Yung mga negative na binabato sa akin doesn’t really affect me. Like I’ve said, I’m a team player. Whether it’s in my craft of acting or in my sports, I always give my best.
Ayan! You heard it from Mr. Derek Ramsey himself. Grabe! Super crush ko kasi si Derek lalo na sa teleseryeng “Magkaribal.” Kakaloka. Sana si idol Regine Velasquez naman ang ma-interview ko soon! Super mauulol ako kapag nagkataon. 🙂 Lord, konting galaw naman para magkausap kame ni Ate Regine. #parinig
That’s it, mga fans! Lakas ni Madma. 😉
Special thanks again to Mr. Luigene Yanoria ng TV5. Alam mo na ‘to. 😉 Congrats sa successful pilot episode ng The Amazing Race Philippines kagabi. Sana nag-rate! Ang lakas di ng kalaban n’yo sa ABS-CBN and GMA 7. Laban lang!
(From left to right: Alabang Housewives Pam and Vanessa, Ms. Peachy Guioguio, head of the PR and Publicity Department ng TV5, Manny Bauto, Madma, Richard Paglicawan, Edsel Roy and Michael Joseph de Leon.
Salamat ulit, Manny. 🙂
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