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Tony Labrusca: Rookie Stars’ Alpha Male


Leading the pack of fresh stars in showbiz today is a tall, handsome, and talented young actor. His name is Tony Labrusca.

We all know him as Jake from La Luna Sangre, the hottie werewolf friend of Malia (Kathryn Bernardo) who is stuck in an unrequited love with her. Prior to his appearance in the primetime fantasy drama, his name immediately became a trending topic as fangirls started swooning over his character’s undeniable charm. But behind his eye-candy looks and commendable acting, Tony Labrusca proved to be a filial son, a multi-talented artist and a young blood  that is ready to take over the limelight.

RISING STAR. Former “Pinoy Boyband Superstar” contender and showbiz scion Tony Labrusca is charming his way into the televiewers’ hearts

Before his big break in the top-rating fantasy series, Tony started gracing the small screen with his various projects including the viral hugot commercial Tuloy Pa Rin with ex-PBB housemates Ellise Joson and McCoy de Leon. He also conquered the stage of Pinoy Boyband Superstar as one of the favorite contenders to win.

Though luck wasn’t on his side during his stints in the talent reality show, he still left a mark as one of its most promising talents. The show jump started his path as a recording artist. He recently released his debut single “Tanging Ikaw,” which he composed in collaboration with Urie Tesorio and Bryan Lotho. Callalily frontman Kean Cipriano directed the music video for the single, which has now amassed 300,000 views on YouTube.

 Tony Labrusca as the half-human, half-werewolf Jake Rodriguez in “La Luna Sangre”

More than acting, Tony shares more of the things he’s passionate about. Outside of showbiz, the 22-year-old hottie leads an active lifestyle. He is very athletic and into gymnastics. The actor has been training hard for the sport for numerous years. Also, Tony is a great swimmer (hence earning the moniker, Sharky).

Tony is also one of the most talked about celebrity scions in town. He is the son of actor Boom Labrusca and former Kulay member, Angel Jones. He was born in Houston, Texas, United States but grew up in Los Angeles, California, with his mother, step-father and a sister. When he was 9, his family moved to Vancouver, Canada, where he lived a normal life. He even became a barber during his teenage years.

 The young actor with his fellow contenders in the talent reality show “Pinoy Boyband Superstar”

While challenges are inevitable especially for rising stars, Tony is more than ready to face them. Case in point, after receiving a flood of hateful comments from KathNiel fans, he decided to make an aggressive stance against bullying and showed everyone that they can’t just mess with an alpha male like him.

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