Jericho Rosales: Mr. Pogi

Jericho RosalesJericho Rosales is one of the most sought after leading men of his generation. He was born on September 22, 1979 in the province of Quezon.  His first taste of fame was when he was declared the winner of  Mr. Pogi,  a male beauty contest segment in noontime variety show,  Eat Bulaga. He was just 17 years old.

With his humble beginnings, good looks and an impeccable acting abilities, Jericho was soon the toast of the local entertainment industry.  He joined Star Circle 4 in the year 1997, and easily made his presence felt with his heartfelt performances in drama shows such as Maalaala Mo Kaya.

He was then given a big break with the telenovela, Pangako Sa ‘Yo with onscreen partner Kristine Hermosa.  The series was a huge hit and their team up achieved instant stardom.  The series was not only successful in the Philippines, it was also critically-acclaimed in other South East Asian countries where it was syndicated.

Jericho further proved his acting mettle with such films as Panaghoy sa Suba, Tanging Yaman and Nasaan Ka Man, and received citations for his character portrayals. Furthermore, he was nominated for his performance in the movie Tanging Yaman, by every award-giving body in the country. His more recent film outings included Pacquiao: The Movie, Baler, I’ll Be There and Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. In 2011, Jericho starred in the American produced international film, I Love You, based on the ILOVEYOU computer virus.

Some of the awards Jericho has won are: Most Popular Loveteam, Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Awards 2001; Best Single Performance by an Actor, Star Awards for TV 2000 for Maalaala Mo Kaya episode “Pasa”; Teenage King of RP Movies, 1999 Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Awards; Best Single Performance by an Actor, Star Awards for TV 1998 for Maalaala Mo Kaya episode “Pampang”; Best New TV Actor, Star Awards for TV 1998.

Jericho Rosales starred in other Kapamilya shows such as !Oka Tokat, Bora, Esperanza, Ang Munting ParaisoSana’y Wala Nang Wakas, Carlo J. Caparas’ Ang Panday, Pangarap na Bituin, Kahit Isang Saglit, I Love Betty La Fea, Dahil May Isang Ikaw, Green Rose, I Dare You, and Dahil Sa Pag-Ibig. He is currently a regular host/performer of the top rating Sunday noontime variety show ASAP and stars in The Legal Wife, alongside Angel Locsin and Maja Salvador.

When he is not busy with his showbiz commitments, Jericho can be seen in the beach doing his second love, surfing. He and fiancee Kim Jones are slated to get married in Boracay in May.


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