90s Male Celebs
We had a Childhood Crush On
By Patti Sunio
Weekend afternoons were when we sat down to watch youth-oriented shows and catch a glimpse of our favorite cuties, with dimples, brace-faced, katchupoy hair, and brimming with a lot of youth.
While we’ve all secretly wished to make them ours IRL, we’re genuinely happy to see them where they are now and how well they’ve adulted, too:
Patrick Garcia was probably every 90s kid’s first crush from Ang TV and Gimik, back when he had steady love teams with Paula Peralejo and Jodi Sta. Maria.
And now look how we’ll he’s adulted! Patrick Garcia is a father now and is also married to non-showbiz wife Nikka Martinez, whom he met at a church worship activity.
The cute, chinky-eyed guy all grade-schoolers of the 90s believed they had a chance on. His love team with Heart Evangelista became very popular, especially on the shows G-mik Trip, Ang Tanging Ina, My First Romance, and Berks.
He also seems to be adulting well, as he remains close to his sister Camille and has a family of his own with wife Isabel Oli.
We’ll forever remember him as the child actor who gained critical recognition for Lualhati Bautista’s Bata, bata… paano ka ginawa? in 1998.
He’s always had the quiet roles in the youth-oriented shows he’s appeared in, and he’s quite the same in real life, too. Carlo Aquino has quietly maintained his showbiz career, and how grown to be quite hunky, too, and TBH, he is still very much crush-worthy.
From the popular teen-oriented show T.G.I.S., Dino Guevarra developed a reel to real relationship with his love team Kim Delos Santos. They eventually got married in 2002 but were annulled in 2010. He eventually ventured into businesses, including buy and sell cars and real estate.
His nickname itself is cute. Onemig Bondoc is another of the teen hotties we loved from T.G.I.S., playing the third wheel in the love team of Angelu De Leon and Bobby Andrews. He moved to ABS-CBN and starred in primetime dramas and films including Trip and Jologs.
Now he has two children and is active in their family business.
Streetboys member Danilo Barrios was certainly a favorite. He had distinct features girls will never forget, from his bushy eyebrows to his chinky-eyed smize. And then, of course, we couldn’t take our eyes of his moves. He appeared in films as Spirit Warriors, Yamashita: The Tiger’s Treasure, Magnifico, and Dekada ’70.
He is now happy with a family of his own and has three kids.
This cutie of a hottie is the type you’d like to introduce to your parents. He joined showbiz at age 13 and was cast in projects alongside big stars like Maricel Soriano, Christopher De Leon, and Lorna Tolentino.
He married his long-time girlfriend in 2016 and continues to be active in GMA 7 shows.
Also known as “Diet”, he was a member of The Hunks and one of the dimpled cuties who were popular in the 90s to 2000s. He’s also part of teen-oriented films Gimik: The Reunion and Jologs.
Diether Ocampo was briefly married to Kristine Hermosa in 2004. He took occasional breaks from showbiz to focus on his personal life and projects, including charity works for children.
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