September 22, 1979 is the day Jericho Vivar Rosales took his first breath in the world. Born in Quezon, Echo tasted success in the glamorous world of showbiz and entertainment in 1996 when he was declared the winner of popular male beauty contest. A naturally talented individual, Echo's acting talent is admired by many of his contemporaries in the entertainment industry.
With hauntingly beautiful eyes, a well-toned body, oodles of sexuality, and a humble personality, Jericho is very easily the brightest movie star shining in the Philippines Movie Industry. Soon after joining Star Circle 4 in the year 1997, Jericho was able to make his presence felt in shows such as Maalaala Mo Kaya (he received an award for acting in one of the episodes), Pangako Sayo and Sana'y Wala nang Wakas.
However, with Telenovela Pangako Sayo, Jericho achieved instant stardom and became a household name, not just in the Philippines but in other South East Asian Countries as well. Soon after he acted in movies such as Panaghoy sa Suba, Tanging Yaman and Nasaan Ka Man, and won critical acclaim for his character portrayals. Furthermore, he was nominated for his role in the movie Tanging Yaman, by every Film Awards body in the Philippines!
Some of the awards Jericho has won are: Most Popular Loveteam, Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Awards 2001; Best Single Performance by an Actor, Star Awards for TV 2000 for Maalaala Mo Kaya episode "Pasa"; Teenage King of RP Movies, 1999 Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Awards; Best Single Performance by an Actor, Star Awards for TV 1998 for Maalaala Mo Kaya episode "Pampang"; Best New TV Actor, Star Awards for TV 1998.
Jericho is a passionate surfer. He also has his own music band, quite aptly named as, The Hunks which includes Carlos Agassi, Piolo Pascual , Bernard Palanca and Diether Ocampo . The Hunks have released their maiden music album under the EMI Malaysia label in March 2006.
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Date of Birth14 February 1984, Manila, Philippines
Birth NameJohn Paulo Quiambao Prats
Dance Floor Dynamite
Height5' 5½" (1.66 m)
Older brother of actress Camille Prats.
Nephew of Mia Prats.
Parents: Daniel Rafael and Alma.
Named "Celebrity Endorser of the Year" alongside Heart Evangelista in 2003.
Named one of the "50 Hottest Men in Philippine Showbiz" (2005)
Recently tagged as the "Prince of Dance"
Graduated with honors in ABS-CBN Distance Learning Center (High School) - 2001
Attends college in Thames International Business School, Manila, Philippines
Is good friends with actors Luis Manzano and Geoff Eigenmann.
Collects Converse and Chuck Taylors shoes
Is good friends with TV Host Bianca Gonzalez.
Is of Spanish/Chinese descent
Is friends with actor Aga Muhlach.
Younger sister Naomi Prats is also a print ad commercial endorser
Former member of JCS band alongside Carlo Aquino and Stefano Mori.
Is a self-practiced drummer. He became his band's (JCS) drummer (1999-2002)
Named One of Cosmopolitan Magazine's Top Ten Bachelors in Philippine Showbiz (2006)
On the first year anniversary of the famous Philippine television show "Your Song" which coincidentally falls on Valentine's day, it also marks the reunion of former on-screen and off-screen couple John Prats and Heart Evangelista (both also share the same birthday on Valentine's). After four years since their last team-up, fans have been eager to see the highly anticipated episode that will feature the undying chemistry of one of the most beloved love teams in the Philippines.
Is flying to the United States to enroll in a dance school which will provide more learning and cultural experiences to his growing list of achievements as a well-rounded dancer in the Philippines.
Has expressed interest in enrolling himself to the prestigious New York University to pursue a degree in Film.
Member of the group "Ultimate Dance 4" which includes Rayver Cruz, Shaina Magdayao and Maja Salvador. The group showcases different styles of dancing every week in the variety show, ASAP'07.
Enlists Tom Cruise and Filipino actor Aga Muhlach as two of his role models.
Has expressed his admiration for KC Concepcion, the daughter of Philippine showbiz royalties Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion.
In 1999, he was named as one of the Most Handsome Faces of the Year.
In 2000, he was named as one of the 100 Scene Stealers of the Year.
Is a member of Greenpeace's Ocean Defender.
Collects baseball caps.
In 2006, he became a house-mate in the "Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition" where he was tagged as "Dancefloor Dynamite".
"My biggest regret is I did not get that second chance. Why was I not given that second chance? I deserved that second chance. It's so unfair. I loved her, and that would never be gone. It's unfair and it's so painful that almost two years after the relationship, she still denies me. Before, whenever she calls me, I come to her rescue in a heartbeat. No matter what other people say, Heart's still different. She's my first love and I was her first love, so that's a big factor why I can't get over her just like that. We're okay now. We're friends, but that's it, purely friendship. Nobody could ever replace her in my heart. She's been a part of my life and always will be. Our relationship was too ideal that it's so hard to move on to a new relationship. We were both born on February 14; I thought at that time, we were soul mates." - On former girlfriend of 1 1/2 years Heart Evangelista & on their failed relationship
"When I first heard that we were working together again, I felt nervous but I was looking forward to it at the same time. Honestly, I intentionally came in late to the set just so it wouldn't be too obvious that I was actually excited." - on working together again with former girlfriend Heart Evangelista after four years.
One of the things I have learned in this business is if you really want to stay and continue to do what you love and what you're passionate about, you have to have that stability. Fame can either make you or break you but once you have a steady career without even caring whether you're going to make a lot of money or not, then that's when you know you're not going anywhere. - on his 15 years in acting
ohn Avila was born into a musical household and raised in San Gabriel, California. Both his parents sang and played the guitar and would often perform casuals around the greater Los Angeles area. John, sites his parents as his earliest musical influence and holds them accountable for filling him up with the necessary fuel to last a lifetime.
At the age of six he began playing the guitar and was soon banging away for anybody that would listen. While in his pre-teens John discovered 'The Beatles', 'Neil Young', 'Led Zeppelin' and 'Crosby, Stills, & Nash' and began learning the songs of the day. At the age of sixteen he began playing the bass guitar and recalls just how natural it felt. He began to further hone his craft as a bassist and schooled himself in Rock, Jazz, Latin and World Music. He soon refined his ability to read music and became a bassist in demand. During these years, he cut his teeth on the L.A. club circuit and found himself playing bass with a vast array of musical acts. John cut short his musical studies at East L.A. College to tour with El Chicano and soon found himself playing for ten's of thousands of people on tour opening for Santana! A headlining tour of Southeast Asia with El Chicano soon followed.
John later toured with jazz vocalist Randy Crawford, suporting the hit "Street Life", with 'The Crusaders'.
In 1981, he co-founded Food For Feet. They were a power trio that toured extensively and recorded two cd's for Doctor Dream Records. The band developed a worldwide fan base and became known for their often unpredictable live shows. Food For Feet would remain together until 1991.
KC Montero (born Casey Wyatt Miller) was MTV Philippines' longest serving VJ, having started his career as an MTV VJ in 1999 after winning the MTV VJ Hunt along with Belinda Panelo. He is known for his wacky and irreverent sense of humor.
However, the dissolution of MTV Philippines on January 1, 2007 has temporarily ended his stint as a VJ. KC has been re-hired by the new company that owns the license to MTV Philippines, All Youth Channels, Inc, but has since left the company to embark on other endeavors.
He was also a host on GMA 7's Sunday variety show "SOP (Sobrang Okey Pare)", Studio 23's "Usi" (also broadcast internationally on The Filipino Channel), and is an aspiring music and TV producer. His first project as a TV producer was the MTV Pilipinas Video Music Awards 2006, which he co-produced and also hosted.
He is married to singer-actress Geneva Cruz.