Despite the challenges and hardships caused by the pandemic, actor Paulo Avelino has a lot to be thankful for. Paulo has won four back-to-back acting trophies in the past few months.
Last December, the 33-year-old screen star won Best Actor in the Metro Manila Film Festival Awards for his portrayal of a dysfunctional and troubled version of himself in the film Fan Girl, a film which not only received critical acclaim, but was one of the top entries in the festival, and a top trending film in Netflix on the month that it became available. Paulo then bagged another Best Actor trophy at the 4th EDDYS Awards (Entertainment Editors’ Choice) last April for the same role.
In June, he was honored with two Best Actor awards at the 23rd Gawad Pasado Awards: Best Actor for Film for his performance in Fan Girl, and Best Actor for Television for his work in the ABS-CBN Kapamilya drama Walang Hanggang Paalam.
All these victories inspire him to do even better work for his upcoming projects. Right now, Paulo is hard at work for a new teleserye for ABS-CBN and Dreamscape. It’s a new light drama series entitled Marry Me, Marry You. It’s his first television pairing with new ABS-CBN leading lady and award-winning actress Janine Gutierrez. In the series, they portray a newly-married couple confronted by the troubles and changing expectations attached to married life.
Apart from his acting work, Paulo is turning his passion for online gaming into business. He has partnered with young businessmen to run Lupon WxC, a company that broadcasts online games and events to a growing number of gamers. He also helps run and manage Execration, an E-sports team.
According to the actor, business has been doing well especially now that more people have more time to pursue online gaming at home.