Sunday, August 6, 2017

12 Trivia Facts About Gary Valenciano

  1. Gary Valenciano was born on 6 August 1964 in Santa Mesa, Manila as Edgardo Jose "Gary" Santiago Valenciano.
  2. Gary Valenciano is the sixth of seven children of Vicente Calacas Valenciano, a Bicolano from Camalig, Albay and Grimilda Santiago y Olmo, a Puerto Rican from Arecibo.
  3. Gary Valenciano is also known as Gary V. and Mr. Pure Energy.
  4. Gary Valenciano has released 39 albums, and won the Awit Awards (Song Awards) for "Best Male Performer" twelve times. 
  5. Gary Valenciano is married to María Anna Elizabeth "Angeli" Pangilinan, with whom he has three children: Paolo Valenciano (vocalist of the band Salamin, and is married to Samantha Godinez) with a grandchild Nataleia Martine, José Angelo Gabriel Valenciano (singer, keyboardist, dancer, and is married to Tricia Centenera) and Kristiana María Mikaela (model-turned-singer).
  6. Gary Valenciano is a diabetic, just like his mother Grimilda who is also diabetic.
  7. He first appeared as a solo artist in 1982 in the television programme, The Pilita and Jackie Show, and later in Germspesyal and Penthouse Live.
  8. He had his first solo concert in April 1984 at the Araneta Coliseum, followed by a number of albums.
  9. Gary Valenciano is personally managed by his wife Angeli Pangilinan-Valenciano and sister Gina Valenciano-Martinez of Manila Genesis Entertainment and Management, Inc.
  10. In 1978, at 14 years old, Valenciano made his first television appearance in an advertisement for local soft-drink, (defunct) Fress Gusto.
  11. First artist in the world to have a Sennheiser Special Edition microphone named after him - Sennheiser Evolution Series 2001.
  12. First & current UNICEF National Ambassador of Goodwill in the Philippines from 1998–present.

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