As I watched the "Royal Wedding Special", hosted by Sam Milby (and Ex-girlfriend Anne Curtis)- I realized it would be nice to post the Sam Milby pictures from Manila Bulletin's Students and Campuses Section as a way to thank the guys (specifically Milby_DigbyFANS from Twitter) who viewed my post last month, and Sam Milby who retweeted my blog.
Sam has been featured a couple of times in Students and Campuses, I must say both photo shoots are memorable and fun. The pictures below are memorable for me, because it was taken when I was just starting to style photo shoots for the Students and Campuses.
Hope you guys enjoy!
The ride of his life
Article By JASER A. MARASIGANPrinted last January 25, 2011
With everything that Sam has accomplished in his young life – from hit movies, TV shows, and sold-out concerts – what he is most proud of is the person that he has become in this journey…
MANILA, Philippines — Sam Milby arrives at this interview complaining about the blisters on his hands.
“Ang hapdi ng kamay ko,” says the Fil-Am actor, showing both his hands.
Coming from a motocross practice, Sam has been religiously going to a race track in Bicutan in preparation for upcoming competitions. Last year, he won in two categories at the Philippine National Supercross Series Round.
He finished first place in the beginner’s class, and third place in novice class.
“I’m a speed demon,” he states, exhilarated. “I love the adrenaline rush. My dad raced and my two brothers also did motocross racing so it is really in my blood to ride.”
Sam has just recently rediscovered his love for riding. When he was 10 years old, his father gave him his first dirt bike. But at that time, he was more into figure skating.
“I didn’t really have the time to ride. I love driving though. I love the thrill. When I quit skating, I started to ride a lot more. Then may nagnakaw ng bike ko, so I stopped. I had no bike and for 10 years I couldn’t ride at all -- until last year. It was my first time to ride again,” relates Sam, who is now saving up for his own motocross bike.
It may be a fun sport for thrill-seekers like him, but it can be dangerous as well. Sam figured in a motocross accident while he was in the US for the holidays, almost breaking his collarbone. “If you really take it seriously, you have a 150 percent chance you’ll break a bone. You cannot do this sport and not have any accident,” says Sam.
Despite winning in competitions, he is not thinking of becoming a professional motocross rider.
“Because of my work as an actor, I can’t really push myself kasi kapag may nangyari sa akin, paano na ako magtatrabaho. Besides, I’m actually too old to pursue it now. Most kids start at five and by the time they’re 20 or 25 they’re already professionals. I don’t have the experience to actually pursue it. It’s one hobby that I really enjoy,” he explains.
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Photos by Jovel Lorenzo
Clothes from Folded and Hung
On his decision to pursue a career in the Philippines...
"I’m extremely surprised that I decided to stay here in the Philippines because I’m afraid to be alone. But I took that risk, which I didn’t really think I was going to do.”
On the obstacles he encounter in life and work...
“I’m a person who likes challenges. Every day is a challenge. What I love about the job is that it’s very dynamic. With this job, you act like a different person, you go to places. It’s different every day, and I really like that. When people say bad things about me or when they discourage me, it just pushes me more. I’m the type of person who wants to learn. I’m always eager to learn.”
Supporting education advocacies...
Since Sam started in showbiz, he has made a commitment to use his celebrity to support education advocacies. Aside from being a spokesperson for the Department of Education (DepEd), he is also an ambassador for World Vision wherein he encourages more Filipinos to support children in need of education.
Currently, Sam is sponsoring eight children from some of the poorest provinces that World Vision supports. As an ambassador, he has undoubtedly drawn numerous people to support the organization and raise their awareness on the immense need for education.
“Every kid has a dream but it’s sad that they cannot fulfill their dreams because of poverty. Many families can’t afford education and put their children through school. So by helping a child, think about that chain reaction that will follow after,” says Sam, who plans to support more kids in the future.
Sam’s involvement in education advocacies has definitely changed his outlook in life. “I studied in the States and I didn’t struggle at all. "
"I lived a comfortable life when I was young. And these kids, they walk to school. It made me realize how blessed I was growing up. They’re still eager to go to school kahit mahirap ang buhay nila,” he says.
“I’ve been blessed and I never forget to share my blessings. I don’t feel I’m any different to anybody else. Just because I’m on TV, it doesn’t make me any special. If it weren’t for the fans, I wouldn’t have my job and I really appreciate them,” he ends.
Photos below are from the first feature of Students and Campuses...
Article printed last October 2009
photos taken by Jovel Lorenzo
at San Beda College (Manila)
Clothes from Bench
Photos from Students and Campuses
Thanks to www.mb.com.ph