Gerald Anderson is soldier for a day
In keeping with his love for physical activities and the great outdoors, Gerald Anderson took his most loyal fans on a surprise trip to Ocean Adventure on June 12.
Star Magic, the talent management arm of ABS-CBN, shared with The Manila Times that their prized actor had long dreamt of being a soldier. Taking matters into his own hands, he decided to celebrate his 10th year anniversary as soldier for a day via his personally designed Anderson Boot Camp at the leisure water park, getting everyone in military gear and games.
To start the unique day out, the Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Season 1 alumnus organized his fan groups into teams with very apt names.
There was the Team Army comprised of the AshRald and Sagefied (Sarah Geronimo and Gerald fans); Team Coast Guard made up of the Super Friends and Gerald’s Angels; Team Air Force with the Geraldnaticx; Team Navy with the Solid KimeRalds (Kim Chiu and Gerald fans), and Team Marines with the KimeRald 4ever members.
Personally welcoming his supporters to the boot camp, he began with a speech thanking everyone for allowing him to make a dream come true, and of course, for supporting his career in the last decade.
Along with Anderson’s fans, also present at the event were some of his friends like Joe Vargas, who spearheaded the warm up session before the games officially began.
The boot camp’s obstacles were especially designed and named after the celebrator’s previous projects. They were Meso Soup, Mayan Pizza, Inside Track, Challenge Pitch, Budoy Factor, Bone to Pick, Kayak, and Catch Me I’m Rollin’. If you’re wondering what these mean, trust that his fans got the play on words and were tickled pink by them.
After the nail-biting competition, Gerald Angels and Super Friends of Team Coast Guard finished first place and eventually bagged the trophy.
According to Anderson, it took him and his friends almost six months to design and finally mount the very challenging boot camp. His ultimate goal, besides celebrating his milestone is to inspire his supporters to embrace the active lifestyle.
“‘Yan yung number one factor kasi as an actor, nasa isang position ako to inspire other people na maging physically active and healthy,” he said.
After the games, he generously spent the rest of the day bonding with his fans, rewarding them with a hearty meal, boodle fight style.
Truly, it was a fantastic day to remember for the 27-year-old heartthrob; just like the last 10 years of his successful career in showbiz.