“In 2014,” Gian revealed in this “sexy talk,” “I was cast in the Hong Kong Disneyland long-running show The Golden Mickeys as Captain Shang, one of the closing cast members in Mulan. Shortly after that, I became part of the opening cast members of the new show, Mickey and the Wondrous Book, as the Genie in Aladdin.
Why Gian was ‘missing’
FUNFARE - Ricky Lo (The Philippine Star) - July 9, 2018 - 12:00am

Sexy Talk with Gian Magdangal, star of Ang Huling El Bimbo musical at Resorts World Manila (RWM)

No, Gian Magdangal didn’t disappear into oblivion as some people must have suspected. So why was he “missing” for quite a spell now?

“In 2014,” Gian revealed in this “sexy talk,” “I was cast in the Hong Kong Disneyland long-running show The Golden Mickeys as Captain Shang, one of the closing cast members in Mulan. Shortly after that, I became part of the opening cast members of the new show, Mickey and the Wondrous Book, as the Genie in Aladdin.

“The same year, I recorded and performed the theme song for the launch of Hong Kong Disneyland’s 10th-anniversary celebration and sang for its numerous special events for the park around Hong Kong, including the Victoria Harbor.

“After Hong Kong Disneyland in 2016, I was contracted by Universal Studios Japan as one of the main singers for its Special Events team.”

It was in Hong Kong where, according to Gian, he met his girlfriend Melissa Bell, an Australian who was also in the Golden Mickeys show and in Lion King, both as a dancer. Until last year, Melissa was also a performer in Universal Studios Japan.

“We are based in Manila for the time being,” said Gian who has a child with ex-girlfriend Sheree.

Gian is in the cast of the musical Ang Huling El Bimbo (inspired by the Eraserheads hit song) as Hector, a successful Balikbayan film director who is coping with the conflicts he encountered in his younger years with his close friends Emman and Anthony (played by Jon Santos and OJ Mariano). The musical opens on July 20 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila.

“Hector hopes to give back to the industry where he started as a young boy from UP and to fix an unresolved conflict with his friends,” explained Gian, adding, that he grew up on Eraserheads songs also including Alapaap, Torpedo, Huwag Mo Nang Itanong Sa Akin, Balikbayan Box, Magasin, Overdrive, Ligaya and Minsan, his favorite.

What E-Heads song does he find sexiest?

“Huwag Mo Nang Itanong Sa Akin,” answered Gian who has starred in the musicals Once On This Island as Daniel, for Actors Actors, Inc.; Footloose as Willard Hewitt (Stages); West Side Story as Riff (Stages); Rent as Roger Davis (9 Works Theatrical); Wedding Singer as Robbie Hart (9 Works Theatrical); Grease as Danny Zuko (9 Works Theatrical); Disney’s Newsies as Jack Kelly (9 Works Theatrical/Globelive); and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as Caractacus Potts (Full House Theater Co./Resorts World Manila), and OPM musicals Noli Me Tangere as Crisostomo Ibarra (Tanghalang Pilipino) and Katy The Musical as Peping (Spotlight Artist Centre).

What is sexy to you?

“A trait or a characteristic of a person that attracts another person and/or a group of individuals.”

What makes you feel sexy?

“A haircut.”

When do you feel sexy?

“When I’ve made someone happy.”

When did you lose your innocence?

“When I was young and in love.”

To a younger girl, older girl or a girl your age?

“To a girl my age.”

Lights on or lights off?

“Lights off.”

Sexiest sound (musical instrument)?

“The piano.”

Sexiest song?

“The Look of Love.”

Sexiest book?

“The poetry of Pablo Neruda.”

Sexiest food?

“Spaghetti and anything Italian.”

Sexiest car?

“A black Aston Martin Coupe.”

Sexiest part of your body?

“My eyes.”

Sexiest part of a girl’s body?

“Her legs.”

Sexiest part of the house?

“The bedroom.”

Sexiest time of day?

“Sunset.”

 Sexiest billboard?

“Anything that looks delicious.”

Sexiest face of a woman?

“When she looks you in the eye.”

Sexiest clothes?

“Good-fitting jeans.”

Gian (second from right) with the other stars of Ang Huling El Bimbo, from left: Topper Fabregas, OJ Mariano, Tanya Manalang, Reb Atadero, Boo Bagunada and Jon Santos.

Sexiest perfume?

“Acqua Di Gio, Giorgio Armani.”

Sexiest TV show?

“Game of Thrones.”

Sexiest fantasy?

“Sailing on a sunset with a glass of wine.”

Sexiest scene that you’ve seen in a movie?

“Jamie Lee Curtis dancing in True Lies.”

Sexiest thing you have done to yourself?

“Still working on that.”

Sexiest thing you have done to or with somebody?

 “Shared a candle-lit bath in winter.”

Three women that you find sexy?

“Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard and Jennifer Lawrence.”

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

ANG HULING EL BIMBO MUSICAL GIAN MAGDANGAL RESORTS WORLD MANILA
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