MANILA – Inigo Pascual is expanding his horizon by getting into hosting as a MYX celebrity VJ.
As a newbie to hosting the music channel, Pascual said he has been constantly seeking advice from his idols, especially Robi Domingo.
“I really ask advice from Kuya Robi every time I see him sa 'Chillout' kapag nagkakatrabaho kami. I really ask, 'Kuya Robi, ano ba ang dapat gawin? How should I play my cards not just as a VJ but also as an artist?’ Siyempre you wanna ask help from people that had been doing this for some time,” he said in a PEP interview.
Pascual said he also aims to entertain people while on the job just like Luis Manzano.
“I wanna be the type of host na 'di naman outgoing. Just making everyone feel happy and making everyone laugh,” he said.
Pascual admitted he used to feel nervous every time he does media interviews, but he is gradually learning to overcome it.
“'Yung mentality mo kasi kapag inuna mo 'yung kaba, wala kang masasabi na tama. Wala kang masasabi na galing sa puso mo kapag iniisip mo na baka magkamali ako, baka mag-buckle, baka ano ang masabi ko, baka magkaroon ng issue,” he said.
Instead of doing that, Pascual tries to be transparent to enjoy the process at the same time.
"Ang iniisip ko lang as a MYX VJ, you’re just talking to the camera as if he's your best friend right there. You just want to share your favorite music. 'Yun ang natutuhan ko and be able to listen. Kailangan pala magaling kang makinig kapag isang host ka. Kailangan alam mo 'yung nangyayari, alam mo 'yung pinag-uusapan. Kung ikaw ang lutang, ano ang magiging interview natin, 'di ba?” he said.
Meanwhile, Domingo told ABS-CBN News in an interview that he sees a great potential in Pascual.
“Kung peg niya ako, Inigo is really far from what I do. That’s a good thing kasi he can sing, he can do a lot of things. He can compose songs. I am really happy that MYX got him kasi parang ang tagal na. Umpisa pa lang dapat kinuha na ng MYX kasi he is really what MYX is looking for,” he said.
Domingo said Pascual will certainly go a long way since he is a natural.
“Ang maganda kay Inigo, he’s very open sa lahat ng bagay. Kung ano ang sabihin ko sa kanya, he takes note of everything. Pero malayo ang mararating ni Inigo. Mas malayo pa ang mararating niya kaysa sa akin,” he said.