Body Talk with Oyo Boy Sotto

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Oyo Boy Sotto must have been still in his knee pants when Valiente was airing on GMA, which has been “modernized” in the TV5 remake. Oyo plays the role played in the original by Tirso Cruz III who now plays a new, older (naturally!) character. Also cast in the series is Michael de Mesa (from the original), Gina Alajar, JC de Vera, Nadine Samonte, Niña Jose and John Regala, with Lorna Tolentino as the newest addition to the cast as Tirso’s strict younger sister back from abroad, pitted with the villain Jaclyn Jose.

Now on extended run (until June 29), the series produced by TAPE, Inc., is directed by Joel Lamangan. Valiente is aired Monday through Friday right after Wil Time Bigtime.

Away from work, Oyo is the devoted husband to Kristine Hermosa and father to their two children, Kiel and Ondrea.

A Capricornian, Oyo stands 5’9”; weighs 152 lbs.; and wears medium-sized shirt and size 9.5 shoes.

How is it being a father so far?

“Great! I enjoy being a father of two healthy and beautiful kids.”

What did you learn about “fathering” from Daddy Vic (Sotto)?

“That raising a child is not an easy job. You have to set your priorities.”

Are you and Kristine still into your adjustment period?

“A little na lang, not like before when we had a hard time juggling things.”

Valiente is a remake. How different is your portrayal from the original actor (Tirso “Pip” Cruz III)? Did you get pointers from him?

“I really don’t remember how Tito Pip portrayed his role in Valiente because I was a kid back then. I would say that the remake is modernized. I didn’t get the chance to ask pointers from Tito Pip.”

How did you prepare for Valiente (physically)? Did you take martial arts lessons, etc.)?

“I did take a few martial-arts lessons.”

What kind of diet do you follow?


What’s usually for breakfast, lunch and dinner?

“Anything served. Hahahahaha!”

What food do you always crave for, what food do you avoid?

“I always crave for chocolates and at the same time I try to avoid chocolates as well.”

Do you take vitamins and/or supplements?

“Only protein shake.”

Any snacks between meals?

“Yes. Iba-iba, dami!”

How much water do you take per day (soda, coffee, tea or energy drinks)?

“I try to drink a lot of water. Coffee in the morning.”

 What workout do you do?

“More on cardio.”

What part of your body needs improvement?

“I still don’t have the kind of body that I’m aiming for.”

What part of your body is most vulnerable?

“My tummy. Hehehehe!”

What part of your body is your favorite?


What part of a woman’s body do you notice first?

“Face or feet.”

What else in a woman turns you on?


And what’s in a woman that turns you off?

“Unpleasant attitude.”

Do you have a nightlife now that you’re married? How do you and Kristine relax?

“Yes, we still go to movies and find time for lunch or dinner dates.”

How much sleep do you get per night?

“About eight hours.”

Favorite sleepwear?

“Boxer briefs.”

Do you snore?

“According to Tin, I don’t daw.”

Do you talk in your sleep?

“According to Tin, I don’t daw.”

Do you sleepwalk?

“I’m sure that I don’t.”

How many pillows do you sleep with?

“Two or three.”

Last thing that you do before you go to sleep?


First thing that you do before you wake up?

“Check my celfone.”

How do you unwind, cope with stress? Massage or meditation? What sport do you play?

“Go to the gym. Drive around. Basketball.”

Favorite city?


Favorite hideaway?

“At home. Hehehehe!”

How long does it take you to fix yourself?

“Fifteen to 20 minutes.”

Are you vain like most good-looking men?


Name three men that you think have nice bodies.

“Brad Pitt, Ian Somerhalder, Ryan Gosling.”

And three women that you think have nice bodies.

“Jessica Alba, Jennifer Aniston, J. Lo.”

Do you still look at other women (now that you are married to one of the most beautiful women on earth)?


Mama Kristine on Papa Oyo: He’s cool but disciplinarian

Unlike other showbiz couples who publicize their every move, Oyo Boy Sotto and Kristine Hermosa (with their children Kiel and Ondrea) are so protective of their privacy that when they got married more than two years ago, they shunned publicity (read: no media coverage, please!).

They insist that what’s private should remain private.

Thus, it took some pressure for them to let Funfare readers have even a little glimpse of their private life. As you must have noticed in this Body Talk, Oyo is very stingy with his answers, and so is Kristine in this side story.

How is Oyo as a husband?

“Oyo is a committed, loving and God-fearing husband.”

How is Oyo as a father?

“Very dedicated.”

What is your parenting style?

“Cool but disciplinarian. We are the same.”

What do you and Oyo have in common?

“We have the same faith and goal.”

How many more kids do you want to have?

“It depends on how many more children God wants us to have.”

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