StarStruck Season 5′s First Prince and GMA Kapuso actor ENZO PINEDA is celebrating his 23rd birthday today, August 12, 2013. During an interview yesterday, I asked Enzo his plans for his birthday and he said that he’s going to have a very simple celebration with his family, a boxing session with friend and fellow StarStruck Survivor STEVEN SILVA and watch Game of Thrones Season 3.
Here’s an instagram post of the birthday boy with Steven at the Elorde Gym in Ortigas earlier today.
Twitter posts from the young actor confirmed him watching Game of Thrones Season 3 also earlier today. So I guess, all are going according to plan for the young actor.
Yesterday afternoon and right after that remarkable and successful rap number at the GMA weekend show SUNDAY ALL STARS, Enzo Pineda together with his GMA Artist Center family went straight to ALABANG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL to host a feeding program for some 100 school kids.
Enzo said that before entering showbiz, he used to celebrate his birthday with his family and usually go out with friends. This year the young actor went hands-on in planning a different kind of birthday celebration with the help of the GMA Artist Center and sponsors McDonalds, Unisilver, Bench, Flawless and Wade.
“Pag artista ka you get a lot of things but most of the times you don’t get to thank the people that are always there for you. This year and hopefully for the coming years, I’ll see to it na I’m gonna give back naman to the less fortunate and share my blessings to them.”
It was a rainy afternoon in Alabang but that did not dampen Enzo’s enthusiasm and the kids excitement during the activity especially when surprise guests Steven Silva, Kim Rodriguez and Julian Trono arrived to join Enzo in facilitating the feeding program. Aside from fellow Kapuso stars, the kids also went hyper when they saw McDonalds and the mascot Hamburglar on stage.
ENZO who was appointed Ambassador of the National Youth Commission Deaf Program and Children’s Hour Ambassador, will also have another charity birthday activity for kids on August 30 at The Mind Museum. He also plans to conduct a medical mission soon. Just some of the things that he has written down on his goals list for 2013 which also includes getting an acting award.
Enzo missed-out two (2) Indie film opportunities this year because of schedule conflicts, one is supposed to be for Direk Gil Portes with Kris Bernal and the other was for Direk Joey Reyes with Kim Rodriguez.
He was blessed however with a successful soap – KAKAMBAL NI ELIANA where he played the character of Julian together with actress KIM RODRIGUEZ and also an up-coming new GMA weekend series with JULIE ANNE SAN JOSE, LAUREN YOUNG and RURU MADRID called DORMITORYO.
Enzo expressed his excitement in doing the new series which is scheduled to start by late August or early September and described it as an adventure-filled horror story comparable to the Scooby Doo series. He said that he’s supposed to play the character of a jock or a varsity player in the story. Enzo said that he can’t wait for the storycon to commence so that he’ll be able to do workshops already for the new show.
Mewanwhile, KAKAMBAL NI ELIANA is already nearing its final episodes, when asked about his memorable moments in the show Enzo said,
“Malungkot ako kasi matatapos na, nabitin ako e, gusto ko pa. Acting wise madami pa ako gusto ilabas. Happy ako at tinututukan ako ng staff and crew ng show, I like yung working vibe sa show, strict ang mga tao at seryoso sa trabaho. Kasi kapag masyadong lenient may tendency na mag relax ka lang e.” Enzo said.
“Mga scenes na hindi ko makakalimutan,.. working with snakes, minsan kasi nangangagat na e, lalo na pag stress na sa taping. Di naman ako takot sa snake and sanay na din.” He added.
Enzo said that he bought a new and bigger car this year to replace his old one because it was not fuel-efficient. He considers that as his birthday gift to himself. His birthday wish was focused more on self-improvement rather than material gifts.
“I wish to stay focused on my career at huwag maging pasaway para mas maraming blessings. Ayaw ko sana makagawa ng mali na pwedeng makasira sa lahat ng pinaghirapan ko. Di naman ako siguro pasaway, baka nasa isip ko lang yun, pero okay yun para at least grounded ako.”
Enzo also wants to go hollywood, experience sky diving, play with dolphins and go to Palawan. But he said that what he really wanted was for him to know himself more.
Former girlfriend and star of Mundo Mo’y akin LOUISE DELOS REYES was the first one to greet Enzo a Happy Birthday.
When asked about their relationship status, the young actor said,
“We’re good and we’re very close but we both agree that we don’t want to take it to the next step. Actually mas na-appreciate ko yung ngayon kesa sa dati and we want to enjoy muna this moment. Bata pa naman kami and we have a lot of stuff to do first. Achieve muna yung mga goals namin before anything else.”
Enzo is scheduled to celebrate his birthday with Wake Boarding pals tomorrow.
Here are some photos of Enzo Pineda together with his fans: