As the "-ber" months roll in, we’re all set to welcome the next batch of Online Hunks on board. This September, Cosmo shines the spotlight on the hottest studs in the country right now , and to give you even more sexy than your eyes can handle, we're treating you to a weekly dose of sizzle in the form of a tall, lean, and super gwapo matinee idol. Ladies, feast your eyes on Mike Tan.
Our September Online Hunk and August Man On Fire was all smiles as he arrived at the shoot, despite coming straight from a whole-day taping for his afternoon primetime show Faithfully. Though sleep-deprived and exhausted, his energy level never dipped. The Kapuso star’s carefree demeanor was infectious as he cracked jokes and laughed throughout the shoot and interview, making us crush on him even more.
For our Q&A this week, Mike candidly talks about his love of pork, being silly, the best thing about his job, and what he'd be doing if he weren't a TV hunk (you'll be surprised!).
Read the first batch of our one-on-on with Mike below and launch the gallery to see this Online Hunk smolder!
What are your immediate plans for the year?
Just work and sana matapos ‘yung investments ko for the year. Hindi ko pa alam ano ‘yung plano ng GMA for me.
What else keeps you busy?
My friends. Also boxing, and I’m trying Muay Thai now too. Kailangan ko rin mag-work out for Cosmo [Bachelor Bash]. I’m planning bumalik rin sa CrossFit.
What are people’s typical first impression of you?
Suplado. Maybe because of my eyes. Also, I don’t talk too much.
What are your hobbies and interests?
I play basketball, badminton, and computer games. I’m a gamer. My favorite computer game is World of Warcraft.
Do you have any special talents?
No, I just like being silly (laughs).
What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
Pork—too much pork. Taba. Minsan akala ko mamamatay na ako.
When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to cheer yourself up?
Muay Thai and boxing. Kailangan ko ilabas lahat ng stress ko. Sometimes computer games rin. Pupuntahan ko ‘yung friend ko sa bahay niya tapos we play.
How do you maintain your physique?
I don’t know, I love to eat! But maybe Muay Thai, boxing, or basketball at lahat ng ibang activities na ginagawa ko.
Do you go on diets?
It depends kung may shoot, event, or fashion show. I’ll go on a diet kapag kailangan. Pero on a regular day, no. I honestly eat so much.
If you had any other career options, what would they be?
Maybe a priest or a doctor. I was an altar server before.
What specialty would you have chosen?
General doctor nalang (laughs). Kasi laging pinapagusapan ng mga kaibigan ko dapat OB-gyne (laughs). For fun lang naman.
What are your current projects right now?
Right now Faithfully, afternoon prime ng GMA between 4 to 5pm with Maxene Magalona, Marc Abaya, Kevin Santos, and Isabelle Daza.
Have you always wanted to be in showbiz?
Honestly, no. It just happened. I started with Starstruck and then boom!
What’s the best part about your job?
Money, fame... (laughs) No, the best part is the people. Marami kang kausap na tao, iba-iba. May masungit, may mayabang. I just love my job. When you’re acting you can forge a lot of roles. You can be a priest, a doctor, a diver, a gangster. Anything in your life that you want to do you can do it in showbiz as long as you’re an actor.
How similar are you to the characters you play?
Usually, I’m not at all. We’re totally different. Like now, my character is raised by a gangster—that’s not me. Hindi ako humahawak ng baril. Hindi ako asshole… minsan lang (laughs). Sa Legacy before ‘yung character ko nangbablackmail at medyo may pagka-psycho. Very different from me kasi I’m just a simple guy.
Outfit: Top from Hang Ten, denim jacket from HE by Mango, jeans from Levi's.
Shot on location at Los Arcos de Hermano Resort, Paradise Farm, Tungkong Mangga, , San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. Contact them through mobile numbers 0917-9030965 and 0922-5721356. Visit their website, http://losarcosdehermano.com/, for more info.
Sittings editor: Stephanie F. Esguerra
Interviewer: Gianna Banzon
Stylist: Camille Santiago
Grooming: Christine Rojas Lavina
Celebrity Coordinator: Allan Altera