For years, he has been in and out of television screens, starring in endorsements with his parents. This year, though, Donny Pangilinan—from the prominent show business and political clan—has finally dabbled on the entertainment industry on his own.
The young looker has recently been launched as the fresh face of music channel MYX. Joining him as a new VJ is another social media darling, Sunny Kim.
Donny Pangilinan is the son of award-winning actress Maricel Laxa and TV host Anthony Pangilinan. At 18 years old, Donny has obtained a cult following through social media with over 35-thousand followers on Twitter and 68 thousand on Instagram even before appearing on TV.
VJ Donny is a fresh graduate of Brent International School and describes himself as super competitive and someone who loves basketball and surfing. Standing 6’1” tall and armed with his active and easy-going personality, Pangilinan is expected to charm his way to the audience.
Sunny Kim, on the other hand, is 100 percent pure Korean but her heart is 100 percent Pinoy. She first came to the Philippines when she was 6 years old. Her family loved Manila so much that they decided to live in the country for good.
VJ Sunny, who is a B.A. Broadcast Communication student in UP Diliman, is an all-around ball of energy wherever she goes. She first came to the channel as a translator for a Korean awards show back in 2014. She then applied as an intern and spent her days helping out in the studio and learning from the staff. She auditioned for the channel’s Vlogger—video blogger—Search and ultimately won the competition with her fun and quirky personality.
The two students will begin their television journey this August.