The stars of the GMA sexyromantic-comedy series The One That Got Away (TOTGA, from left: Max Collins, Rhian Ramos and Lovi Poe) are all spoken for in real life, but only one of them, Max, is married (to Pancho Magno)
Rhian, Max & Lovi: So who got away?
FUNFARE - Ricky Lo (The Philippine Star) - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am

And finally tonight, followers of the GMA sexy-romantic-comedy series will know the one who got away. If not any of the three girls — Lovi Poe, Rhian Ramos and Max Collins — could it be... well, find out for yourselves. Clue: there will be three weddings.

The Kapuso opener for 2018, The One That Got Away (TOTGA) is about three women who formed an unlikely but strong friendship after discovering that in different times of their lives, they were linked to the same guy (Dennis Trillo who, in real life, couldn’t get away from Jennylyn Mercado). The phrase became popular when Aga Muhlach referred to Lea Salonga as TOTGA in his letter for the souvenir of Lea’s anniversary concert at the PICC last year.

TOTGA will air its finale tonight.

Funfare requested Lovi, Rhian and Max to “complete the sentence(s).”

LOVI

• I hate people... who don’t practice what they preach.

• I avoid people... who are negative.

• My greatest pleasure is... when I make my directors happy.

• My worst moment was... when my dad passed away.

• My biggest fear is... to run out of time.

• I pray for... strength, discipline and courage.

• The most important person in my life is... me. Because before you get to love others you have to love yourself first.

• If I were to be reincarnated as an animal, I would be... a lioness.

• My most traumatic experience was... when a man broke into our house.

• I deal with gossip by... laughing it off.

• The one thing I can’t do without is... my phone.

• The type of guys that turns me on is... a smart, ambitious, compassionate man with an amazing sense of humor.

• The type of guys that turns me off is... boastful, disrespectful men. Men without ambition.

• My philosophy in life is... what you choose to focus on becomes your reality.

• I lose my temper when... obvious things aren’t done right.

• When I am alone in my room I fantasize about... my next travel destination.

• I’m happiest when... I excel in my job.

• I’m saddest when... I’m well aware that I’m being abused.

• My ultimate goal is... to be successful and happy.

• What I like about myself is... that I know how to apologize when I’m at fault.

• What I don’t like about myself is... I’m short-tempered.

RHIAN

• I hate people who... judge others.? ?

• I avoid people... who keep complaining.? ? ?

• My greatest pleasure is... loving.? ? ?

• My worst moment is... when I misdirect my stress or anger.? ? ?

• My biggest fear is... getting everything I want, or running out of hopes and dreams.? ? ?

• I pray for... purpose.? ? ?

• The most important person in my life is... my sister Nadine.? ? ?

• If I were to be reincarnated as an animal, I would be... a giraffe.? ? ?

• My most traumatic experience was... being heartbroken.? ? ?

• I deal with gossip by... not dealing with gossip.? ? ?

• The one thing I can’t do without is... cheese.? ? ?

• The type of guy that turns me on is... someone I can learn from.? ? ?

• The type of guy that turns me off is... clingy.? ? ?

• My philosophy in life is... it’s better to regret something that you have done than to regret not having done something.? ? ?

• I lose my temper when... I’m stuck in traffic.? ? ?

• When I am alone in my room I fantasize about... being a singer.? ? ? ?

• If I were somebody else, I would be... Leonardo DiCaprio.? ? ?

• I’m happiest when...  I’m productive.? ? ?

• I’m saddest when... I don’t have any alone time.? ? ?

• My ultimate goal is... to be Oprah.? ? ?

• What I like about myself is... I mean what I say WHEN I SAY IT.? ? ?

• What I don’t like about myself is... I don’t always say it.

MAX

• I hate people... who ruin other people.

• I avoid people... who spread negativity.

• My greatest pleasure is... eating.

• My worst moment is... whenever I make a mistake on live television.

• My biggest fear is... failure.

• I pray for... a happy, healthy family.

• The most important person in my life is... my husband (Pancho Magno).

• If I were to be reincarnated as an animal, I would be... a dove.

• My most traumatic experience was... leaving my family for the first time to work in the US.

• I deal with gossip by... in in one ear and out in the other.

• The one thing I can’t do without is... my phone.

• The type of guys that turns me on is... gentlemen.

• The type of guys that turns me off is... arrogant men.

• My philosophy in life is... life is full of infinite possibilities.

• I lose my temper when... I’m hungry.

• When I am alone in my room I fantasize about... the future.

• If I were somebody else, I would be... Zoe Saldana.

• I’m happiest when... I’m at the beach.

• I’m saddest when... I don’t get to work out.

• My ultimate goal is... to be happy.

• What I like about myself is... I’m understanding.

• What I don’t like about myself is... I’m impatient.

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The 10 Memorable songs in Richard’s life

Married for a few years, Richard Poon and Maricar Reyes (photo) have yet to have a child. “In God’s good time,” said Maricar.

Unlike most couples, they don’t have any theme song because she’s not “the theme song kind of person,” adding, “but I love how he sang the Beatles song And I Love Her which is part of his Legends album.”

If and when Richard sings that song in his 10th-anniversary concert RP10 tonight at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila (RWM), he will surely make Maricar swoon all over again. His special guests are Kean Cipriano, Sitti, Nyoy Volante, Christian Bautista, Erik Santos and Richard Yap. (For tickets, call Ticketworld at 891-9999.)

As a nod to his 10 years as a singer, Funfare asked Richard to make a list of “The 10 Memorable Songs” in his life.

1. You and I (by Shirley Bassey) — This song’s music video shoot is where I met my wife in 2009.

2. Every Breath You Take (by Sting) — I had a childhood dream to become a bassist and vocalist like Sting.

3. My Way (by Frank Sinatra) — One of my Dad’s favorite songs to sing.

4. Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko (by Rey Valera) — My most frequently requested tagalog song at weddings.

5. I’ll Take Care of You (the carrier single of my ?rst ever Crooner album that went double platinum in 2008).

6. Beautiful Girl (by Jose Mari Chan) — I appreciate my ninong Jose Mari Chan for his advice to keep writing original songs.

7. Yue Liang Tai Piao Wotexin /The Moon Represents My Heart (by Teresa Teng) — the ?rst popular Chinese song I learned to sing.

8. The Way You Look Tonight (by Frank Sinatra) — It represents what a crooner’s music is. Millennials know this song even if it was written in 1936.

9. Always With Me, Always With You (by Joe Satriani) — Highest-ranking Billboard guitar solo song by my favorite guitarist.

10. Keep This Love Alive (by Tom Scott) — My favorite song when I was playing in the band scene after college.

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 (E-mail reactions at rickylophilstar@gmail.com. For more updates, photos and videos, visit www.philstar.com/funfare or follow me on Instagram @therealrickylo.)

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