Want solid proof that time is flying way too fast? Our favorite ’90s heartthrobs are now pushing 50. They’ve got families of their own and maybe grandkids too, and we don’t often see them on television as much. But there’s no denying these celebrity crushes once held Pinoys captive at the peak of their fame. There’s even a Tiktok trend to remind you what these 90s heartthrobs looked like in their younger years. Check them out below and prepare for nostalgia!
@sagiismysign Ian Veneracion <3 #90s #filipinoheartthrobs #viral #fyp #throwback #ianveneracion ♬ Material Girl – Madonna
Who doesn’t have a crush on the Ian Veneracion? You’re probably in your early 20s right now nursing a crush on this 47-year-old actor. And we can bet our left kidneys your mom (maybe even your grandmother) had a crush on him too. What can we say, Ian’s face is that of a multi-generational crush ng bayan, the 90s heartthrob who’s still a heartthrob. Ian actually is married and has three kids so there’s that.
@jcky_12345678 Kris Aquino everyone 🤧🤍#krisaquino #fypシ゚viral ♬ Material Girl – Madonna
Remember when the internet collectively had a meltdown after discovering the *ADORABLE* photos of young Kris Aquino? She might’ve grown older and wiser but she’s still the same Kris people loved before. This Tiktok video just makes us want to reach into the video and pinch her cheeks!
@sagiismysign Aga Muhlach <3 #fyp #filipinoheartthrobs #throwback #90s #viral #agamuhlach ♬ Material Girl – Madonna
Aga Mulach is currently 52 years old. Tell that to your parents so they’ll feel really old. Many women fell for Aga’s deep, deep dimples and dashing good looks. He is one of the Philippines’ best leading men, creating chemistry on-screen with multiple loveteam partners including Sharon Cuneta, Claudine Barretto, Maricel Soriano, Aiko Melendez, Angel Locsin, and more. If you lack kilig in your life, just watch his movie “Basta’t Kasama Kita” with Dayanara Torress on YouTube.
@sagiismysign Diether Ocampo <3 #fyp #viral #90s #throwback #filipinoheartthrobs #dietherocampo ♬ Material Girl – Madonna
Back in the ’90s, Diether Ocampo had a fanbase of excited girls eager to see the matinee idol wherever he went. He starred in the barkada film “Jologs” with John Prats, Baron Geisler, Jodi Sta. Maria, and more. Did you know this heartthrob was once married to Kristine Hermosa? They tied the knot in 2004 and split in 2009. But anyway, in case you’re wondering, Diether is now 48 years old and, after retiring from showbiz a few years ago, is now a freelance actor.
@bxyeditss Reply to @xvi260 Rosanna Roces #rosannaroces #fyp #bxyeditss ♬ Material Girl – Madonna
Rosanna Roces or “Osang” started as a star for Seiko Films (you know, the production company known for “bold” films in the late 1990s). Eventually, she transitioned into serious acting and hosting and is currently starring at ABS-CBN’s long-running show “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.” Aging might have naturally changed her body but the beautiful face is still there.
@goooomzzzzz Now you know <3 #richardgomez #fyp #90s #filipinoheartthrobs #viral #throwback #xzybca #trend #foryou #fy #fyppppppppppppppppppppppp ♬ original sound – 💿
Richard Gomez captured the hearts of many Filipinas when he was but a young actor. That’s why he’s one of Philippine cinema’s favorite leading men even earning awards for recent movies like his stint in the 2015 movie The Love Affair with Dawn Zulueta and Bea Alonzo. And although he might produce questionable paintings, there’s no denying he is still the dashing man everyone collectively fell in love with. Lucy Torres is one lucky woman!
@sagiismysign Patrick Garcia <3 #fyp #throwback #viral #filipinoheartthrobs #90s #patrickgarcia ♬ Material Girl – Madonna
Patrick Garcia is 40 years old. Let that sink in. He might not have risen to his peak fame at the same time as the other heartthrobs on this list but he is still a pillar in our Crush ng Bayan 90s Heartthrobs. He stole our hearts in the ABS-CBN TV show “Gimik” and we were all goners ever since. Patrick is currently married to Nikki Martinez with whom he has four children.
@forclau she’s so pretty 😭💗 | #nikkivaldez #foryou #fyp ♬ Material Girl – Madonna
The Tiktok video will slap you with nostalgia for this one. Nikki Valdez in 2022 is a beautiful woman but the Nikki of the late 90s? She was divine. One of the prettiest 90s heartthrobs. So many people in the comments section are comparing her to a Filipina Olivia Rodrigo or Chloe Grace Moretz. She was also in “Gimik” where she played Jek-jek as part of the extended cast. If you want to see what she’s up to these days, check out her Instagram page.
Bonus: This Christopher de Leon fancam
Christopher de Leon in Dekada ’70 (2002)
Dir. Chito S. Roñopic.twitter.com/7exsgf9WhN
— raven (◜◡◝) (@chowmowan) February 20, 2022
We don’t know about you but we’re more than willing to retweet any number of local actors’ (thirsty) fancams. Keep them coming!