The Kapamilya actor Enchong Dee explained about their viral photo of Piolo Pascual, five years ago. In the picture, Enchong can be seen smiling and staring at Piolo, who seems to be looking in the distance. The photo was taken during a fun run attended by Kapamilya celebrities last November 28, 2015.
It was organized by the insurance company endorsed by Piolo. It has been uploaded to social media, spread quickly like wildfire, and has been maligned by other netizens. According to Enchong, people thought the person in the picture is “gay”.
At first, Enchong joked about his reaction to viral photos with Piolo. Tweet of the award-winning swimmer and reliable actor last November 29, 2015:
“Dahil viral tong photo na to… Ipaviral ko pa uli… Tutal mas sira ulo ako.”
Enchong Dee repost the photo. Enchong also reposted the memes he had attached to the photo of others, including Vice Ganda and Pooh. Five years later, Enchong told the story behind the picture through a YouTube video he uploaded last April 17, 2020.
Due to the Enhanced Community Quarantine, Enchong had the opportunity to make a video, in which he answered some of his most frequently asked questions. Among the questions asked about Piolo’s viral photo was taken during the 2015 fun run.
Enchong said they also with other friends on the event such as Rayver Cruz and Gerald Anderson.
“Kasi ang question naming tatlo, kaming tatlo nila Rayver tsaka ni Gerald, ‘How was Piolo Pascual able to sustain his popularity for decades?’
“And bilib na bilib kami sa kanya in terms of that,”
Enchong Dee said. Although Piolo has been in showbiz for 26 years, he has maintained his popularity.
When they were photographed, Piolo was talking to Enchong, Rayver, and Gerald. Enchong said:
“So this was the time that he was giving some advices, tapos nakatingin lang ako sa kanya.
“It’s like admiring what he was saying and then someone took a photo.
“I think PEP ata yung nag-take ng photo na yun, tapos pinublish nila without any malicious stuff.
“But people started retweeting it and people think that it’s funny, people think it’s gay…
“I think people were also making fun of: ‘Find someone that would look at you like Enchong looks at Piolo…’ something like that.”
“It was actually funny.”
Enchong says more about the picture:
“I was really admiring what he was telling me that time, so, yeah…”
“For what it’s worth, I’m sure you had a good meme and good laugh from it, so I’ll give you that.”
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Dahil viral tong photo na to… Ipaviral ko pa uli… Tutal mas sira ulo ako 🤘🏼 pic.twitter.com/ZmRAE596wR
— Enchong Dee (@enchongdee777) November 29, 2015