Can't Get Enough of Echo
by Acel Tolentino
Teenstars mag, No. 1462
Indeed, JERICHO ROSALES has gone
a very long mile. Most of his contemporaries and rivals couldn't catch
up and compete anymore. But Echo is a good sport. We've got a very
gentle and open-minded matinee idol here!
Going back to the day he first had his TV
exposure, he was a petite seventeen- year old candidate in Eat
Bulaga's Mr. Pogi. The battle of the looks was somewhat
unpredictable but evident. By the time his name was called forth to
accept his championship title, that was the start of his so called
First trained as one of Eat Bulaga's
hosts, he had shown his star potential. Until he chose his career to
be stirred by the other network, which was a good choice.
Now, let us not look forward yet. Let's take a
short recollection of Echo's love, life, whats, whos and wheres since
you can't get enough of the hunkiest among the hunks in the whole
world. Ready, aim...FIRE!
HHHOT...Jericho doesn't want a
very muscle-rich body. Just slim but juicy, like Bruce Lee's.
WOW! One time, on their way to
Cagayan, he ran the last five kilometers down to their shooting
location. Along the way, he waved back at people who recognized him.
When he got there, he dived the river nearby for a cool bath. Good
thing he was Pneumonia proof!
REACH FOR THE STARS. He was
actually one of the original cast of Dekada '70 but he lost the
role to PIOLO PASCUAL. That left him upset but he still
believed that something better comes along after a loss. Anyway, aside
from his evidently lucrative soap opera, his dream to be a singer and
to have an album finally came true - first the concert then, The Hunks
has an album already.
BUHAY ARTISTA NGA NAMAN! He is
oozing with substance, sex appeal and killer looks but he finds being
a matinee idol hard because of too much papogi and paporma
SENSITIVE HUNK Jericho is
allergic to chicken so he just indulges in beef or steamed fish,
sometimes meat fats or just anything! He doesn't gain weight though
'cause of sports.
WAAAVE... Jericho loves surfing
very much! His professor in surfing was a Japanese surfing expert
named Hiroshi Yokohama. His show biz friend LUI VILLARUZ,
another product of Talent Center, introduced him to surfing,
unintentionally. One of his most unforgettable moments at sea was when
he was able to stand up and ride the wave. He stretched his arms apart
and shouted, "I'm the king of the world!"
OUCHH! He had a knee surgery
which kept him from playing Basketball, his favorite sport.
SUPER DUPER OUCH!!! He has quit
playing Hockey which was more costly. The gear alone reaches P50,000.
Good decision Echo.
DO YOU KNOW THAT... Not only
does Echo play Basketball and Hockey, he also tries Baseball. Sports
can really make you fit, huh!
YUP,YUP,YUP!!! Not sporty is
lousy for Echo. So if you want to magnetize the sexy hunk towards you,
you should be sporty, sweet, kind and be real.
CHOOSE MEEE!!! No way! 'Coz he
hopes to date a dentist. That's quite superficial but, it's just a
YESSS! Echo is never after a
woman's virginity. He says, "You don't base love on
SAY MY NAME, SAY MY NAME. Femme
fatales KRISTINE HERMOSA, CHARLENE GONZALEZ and ANGEL AQUINO
are just three of the most attractive and beautiful women for Jericho.
OUCHHH AGAIN!!! His first
romance was when he was still in grade 6. Wala lang, the normal
kids going steady. But when he transferred to the province, the
relationship all ended in a puff. Of course, he mourned it. It's sad
to lose a playmate.
WOULD YOU BELIEVE? Physically,
Jericho prefers the extremes. If a girl is dark complexioned, he wants
her really white. If a girl is dark, he wants her really tanned. If a
girl is beautiful, he wants her very beautiful. If a girl is ugly...errr...he
wants it really ugly?
FOR THE RECORD. As nice as he
can be, Echo does not want to look intimading in front of his fans.
He's a very humble person for your information and as much as possible
avoids attitude change.
Well, anything more? This is how we repay your
being so supportive of Teen Stars. Just like how Jericho repays
all you, fans out there - giving the best there is however hard it may
You can still catch Jericho in the hit soap
opera Pangako Sa 'Yo with the apple of his eye KRISTINE
HERMOSA, and ASAP. Plus! the Hunks: In Concert album is out now.
Also, watch out for his latest movie Trip with MARVIN
AGUSTIN, Kristine and other stars. Also, he's currently doing an
action film with superb director Marilou Diaz-Abaya which would surely
create sensation as that of the director's past movies.
To all aspiring actors out there, lucky you!
You've got a model to follow. To all the girls, luckiest are you!
You've got a hunk, a gentleman, a kind-hearted and a handsome matinee
idol. Boy, how you complete our lives!
THINGS YOU MUST KNOW ABOUT JERICHO...
- He was born on September 22, 1979
- That makes him 22 years old.
- He kinda likes Japanese foods and seafoods.
- Chinchin Guttierez, Dawn Zulueta, Sharon
Cuneta, and Mylene Dizon are just few of the local actresses that
he fancies. In foreign, it's definitely Julia Roberts and Uma
- His fave local actors are Cesar Montano,
Richard Gomez, Albert Martinez, Johnny Delgado, Dick Israel, Dante
Rivero, Ronaldo Valdez and Pen Medina. In foreign, include John
Malkovich, Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, and Mark Wahlberg.
- He admits that like a normal guy, he has
his ideals on girls. But when he falls in love, these ideals are
disregarded. He gets to accept the woman with her true self. It's
- Jericho's latest hobby is photography which
is slowly becoming an outlet of his expertise. In fact, he's
turning ala-Richard Gomez who eventually became a professional
part-time director after taking up Film-making in the States.
- Hey, beloved fans of Jericho! Live life and
seize the day. Dare to be different! (He says).