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The name Tony Labrusca surely rings a bell! Well, there is re­ally a rea­son why a lot of peo­ple, in­clud­ing men, have been talk­ing about him these days. In fact, he could be the most talked about per­son­al­ity on so­cial me­dia and sev­eral gath­er­ings right now.

When the trailer of his up­com­ing dig­i­tal movie with An­gel Aquino was re­leased, it im­me­di­ately gath­ered six mil­lion hits in just a mat­ter of 24 hours. What ev­ery­one could ex­claim was about the pas­sion the two shared on­screen.

In the orig­i­nal film “Glo­ri­ous,” which will be shown ex­clu­sively on the on­line plat­form iWanTV this month, An­gel plays the role of a 50-year-old woman who fell in love with Tony, a young man who is three decades younger than her. The May-De­cem­ber af­fair is some­how seen by some as a taboo un­til now. They have prob­a­bly failed to rec­og­nize that there is noth­ing wrong with it for as long as both of them truly love each other.

Along with the ap­pre­ci­a­tion of many ne­ti­zens of how the love scenes were done in the film, their cu­rios­ity about the vet­eran ac­tress’ lead­ing man also rose. Who is this good-look­ing guy pas­sion­ately kiss­ing An­gel on “Gor­geous”? Here are some in­ter­est­ing facts about him:

1 . Tony is 23 years old. He was born on Au­gust 7, 1995 in Hous­ton, Texas in the US. How­ever, he moved to Canada when he was nine years old.

2 . His par­ents are celebri­ties as well. Tony is the son of for­mer “That’s En­ter­tain­ment” star Boom Lubrasca and for­mer Ku­lay band singer An­gel Jones. (Yes, his mom is also an An­gel.)

3 . He was the guy in the McDon­ald’s ad in 2016. In the com­mer­cial “Tu­loy Pa Rin,” he was the one who broke the heart of Ka­pam­ilya ac­tress Elise Jo­son.

4 . He com­peted for the Ka­pam­ilya Net­work’s re­al­ity TV show “Pi­noy Boy­band Su­per­star” in 2016. Tony showed off his singing tal­ent in the tilt but failed to make it to top 5.

5 . He was the third-wheel of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla in the ABSCBN fantserye “La Luna San­gre” in 2017.

6 . He al­ready starred in indie films. Tony’s act­ing tal­ent has al­ready been put to test when he did projects which were of­fi­cial en­tries to two lo­cal film fes­ti­vals for in­de­pen­dent films. In “ML”, he acted side by side with multi-awarded ac­tor Ed­die Garcia, while in “Dou­ble Twist­ing Dou­ble Back,” he got the lead role of a gym­nast.

7 . He is a Star Magic tal­ent. Tony has been among the stars be­ing han­dled by the Ka­pam­ilya Net­work’s tal­ent arm since 2016.

8 . He is al­ready an award-win­ning ac­tor. De­spite be­ing a new­bie (rel­a­tively new, I must say) in the Philip­pine show­biz in­dus­try, Tony has al­ready proven that he can re­ally act. In the 2017 PMPC Awards for TV, he won as the Best New Male TV Per­son­al­ity.

9 . His singing tal­ent has been rec­og­nized, too. In the 2018 MOR Pi­noy Mu­sic Awards, he was nom­i­nated as Best New Artist for the song “Tang­ing Ikaw.”

10 . He is De­siree del Valle’s step­son. The fa­mous ac­tress, who rose to fame for her role in the long-run­ning youth-ori­ented show “Tabing Ilog,” and Tony’s dad got mar­ried in Jan­uary this year.

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