Miguel wishes for ‘StartStruck Kids’ reunion project

According to Miguel Tanfelix, he is looking forward to working with his fellow StarStruck Kids alumnus Paul Salas now that the latter is back as a Kapuso after his stint with ABS-CBN.

The last time they worked together was in Majika, which starred Angel Locsin and Dennis Trillo.

“It’s been awhile since our last soap together. That was ages ago. It’s exciting that he’s back in the Kapuso lot which spells possibility that we can do a show together,” Miguel says.

During their StarStruck Kids days, Miguel emerged as the first runner-up while Paul was the fifth one to be eliminated. In 2008, Paul decided to move to the rival camp and did a number of programs there as well.

Miguel with his fellow 'StarStruck Kids' alumni reunite in a small get-together as seen in this Instagram post.
“The idea of working with Paul once again thrills me. How I wish we can have a reunion, all of us in StarStruck Kids. I’m sure it will be a blast. It would be fun to reconnect with the likes of Sam Bumatay, Ella Guevarra, Sandy Talag and of course, Bea Binene and Paul. This time around, we won’t be talking on kid stuff like what we used to. We’re more mature now and the reunion will surely pave the way for us to know one another better as adults.”

Meanwhile, because their hit soap Kambal, Karibal was given an airing extension due to its consistent high ratings, Miguel’s supposedly vacation in Japan with leading lady Bianca Umali got bumped off once again and needs to be reset to another period.

“We have to postpone our vacation. I haven’t booked our flights because of Kambal Karibal’s rigid tapings and now, it got extended once again. For me, it’s favorable since I can save more for that trip [laughs]. I promised Bianca I will treat her for this one. Actually, with what I saved, I might be able to bring her to Europe. 

Young actor Miguel Tanfelix
 “But of course, Japan remains a top priority since it’s one of Bianca’s dream destinations even before. So when ae are already able to fix our schedules in the coming days, we will pursue the travel…of course, with some other people.”

Despite their present closeness, the matinee idol maintains that he is not yet formally courting Bianca.

“I’m not in a hurry. For one, her grandmother hasn’t given her approval yet. According to her, we should wait for the right time and I respect that. I believe she’s right because we’re still young. There’s the right time for everything. Anyway, I’m willing to wait,” ends Miguel.

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Julie Ann San Jose is very vocal in saying that among local singers, she looks up to Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez.

“And who won’t, right? She’s Regine Velasquez. She has set the bar for female belters in the country. I’ve always dreamt to be like her. Over the years, her accomplishments in the field are impressive. She has lots of hit songs, jam-packed concerts and box-office projects,” she says.

For the young chanteuse, the support Regine gives to newcomers like her is an inspiration.

“It really humbles me that someone of her stature would take time to promote the upcoming shows of junior singers like me. She would post it in her social media accounts and it’s so heart-warming. No wonder she’s on her pedestal as Asia’s Songbird. She knows how to give back.”

Julie Ann recalls how at a young age, she was already a Regine fan.

“She’s really my idol even when I was young. All her songs I sing and record on cassette tape for my dad to hear since he is working in Taiwan. That’s how much I idolize her,” she states. 

Topics: Miguel Tanfelix , Paul Salas , StarStruck Kids , Bianca Umali , Julie Ann San Jose , Regine Velasquez
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