Actor Piolo Pascual as he appears in the June 2014 issue of HOLA! Philippines. Handout
MANILA -- With a career spanning two decades, Piolo Pascual has taken on countless characters onscreen, but he considers his role in real-life -- being a matinee idol -- as his most challenging.
In the June 2014 issue of lifestyle magazine HOLA! Philippines, the 37-year-old actor opens up about the highs and lows of his career and personal life, including his recent pronouncement of his intentions to retire soon.
"I was hoping to be married before I turn 40," he says. "[But] some of my fans cried when they heard I was quitting. It sounds cliché, but they truly are my inspiration."
Pascual's 20-year career -- as a TV and film actor, singer, and product endorser -- is detailed in a seven-page report in the latest issue of HOLA! Philippines.
Also featured in the issue are Vice President Jejomar Binay, businessman Fernando Zobel de Ayala, and self-made billionaire Joseph Calata.
The Men's Issue turns the spotlight on international and local "men of the moment," including TV hosts Kim Atienza and Paolo Abrera, restaurateur Erwan Heussaff, singer Christian Bautista, model Troy Montero, and athlete Armand del Rosario.