He’s got the looks, charisma, talent, and personality. Donny Pangilinan is really out here living his best boy behavior.
They say that the more famous people get, the bigger their ego becomes. The entertainment industry has its ways shaping the mindsets of stars, and unfortunately for some, not necessarily for the better. But that doesn’t apply to Donny Pangilinan. Ever since his entry into showbiz in the late 2010s, his career has been nothing but an upward trajectory. However, despite all the success Donny has achieved, the young actor has remained grounded and down to earth most. He hasn’t let the fame get to his head or inflated his ego. He’s showing that no matter how far you come in life, you still can be a good person and a true gentleman. Here are some moments when Donny Pangilinan radiated best boy behavior.
HOW HE TREATS SOLANA
Most people associate Donny Pangilinan with being an actor and a famous celebrity. But he’s also a kuya and the second eldest in his family. It’s clear that Donny takes his kuya duties seriously. Just look at how he treats his youngest sister Solana. Donny is very protective of her and has that older brother-younger sister dynamic that any parent would approve of. One of his earliest vlogs on his YouTube channel is bringing Solana on a brother-sister date and remains one of his most iconic videos he’s ever done. And his birthday post for her last year just warms our hearts. Even as Solana continues to grow up, Donny will always be there for her.
SUPRISING HANNAH WHEN SHE WAS IN AUSTRALIA
Speaking of siblings, Donny also has a great relationship with his younger sister Hannah. If her three part birthday post on Donny’s birthday this past February was any indication, the two are sibling goals. And one of our favorite moments between the two was when Donny flew all the way to Australia to surprise Hannah. At the time, Hannah was studying in the country and Donny planned the whole touching event.
DONATING HIS MONEY TO GOOD CAUSES
Donny Pangilinan is one of those stars who uses their position and platform to promote good causes. He uses his time for activities such as raising money for the victims of Typhoon Odette. His faith in God also plays a strong part in this as it helps guide him on the right path. In an interview with Karen Davila, he revealed that he tithes, which is to set aside a potion of your income and giving it to the church. He said that he does so because he knows that nothing material in this world is ours and at the end of the day, giving 10% is his way of giving back.
WHEN HE SURPRISED FANS AT THEIR OWN HOMES
While some stars won’t pay too much attention to the support they get, Donny isn’t like that. He is aware of all the love he gets and has tried to reciprocate that the best he can. There was the moment where he gave a hoodie to one of his fans on Twitter. There was also the time he dropped his latest single, Wings, as a surprise to his fans. And let’s not forget how he has a stuffed teddy bear in his bachelor pad that was given to him by a fan. But our favorite Donny moment with his fans was when he went to his own fans’ homes to give them free shoes as a thank you for their support. Sana all.
MAKING A GROUP CHAT TO THANK HIS FANS
If it’s not clear already, Donny Pangilinan loves and appreciates his fans. He’s one to go out of his way to show his thanks to them. Back in 2021, along with Belle Mariano, he made a group chat on Twitter with the admins of the Titas of DonBelle just to thank them for their support such as having electronic billboards of the love team on EDSA.
WHEN HE HELPED ESNYR RANOLLO FIND A PLACE TO STAY IN MANILA
When you’re around a big celebrity, it can get intimidating. But according to TikTok star turned Star Magic artist Esnyr Ranollo, that doesn’t apply for Donny Pangilinan. In December 2021, Esnyr made his feature film debut in DonBelle’s first ever movie together, Love Is Color Blind. During one of his live streams, Esnyr shared how Donny, along with Belle Mariano, Jeremiah Lisbo, and Angelina Cruz, easily accepted him into their friend group. But one story that stood out was how Donny helped Esnyr find a place to stay in Manila when he first arrived for filming. Donny offered the guest room in his house for Esnyr to stay in. Esnyr politely declined, so Donny told him that he would be the one to find a place for him. The fact that they remain friends to this day should tell you just as much.
DEFENDING BELLE MARIANO FROM BASHERS
Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano are arguably the hottest new gen love team right now. Their pairing and chemistry have earned them many fans, followers, and supporters. But so too have they attracted haters, especially Belle Mariano who has been attacked by bashers for, among other things, her looks and that she doesn’t deserve her fame. But Donny, being the supportive partner that he is, wasn’t having any of it. In an interview, he defended Belle by saying that she is pretty and that he is so proud of all the things she has achieved in her career so far. Donny has always been their to support Belle in what she does and were 100% here for it.
HE TAKES HIS JOB SERIOUSLY
We’re going to go out on a limb here and say that Donny Pangilinan was probably written by a woman. Aside from his obvious good looks, Donny is a straight up gentleman and respectful to the people he meets. While he knows how to have fun, he also knows when to keep it serious and do things properly. Take for example when he became Dr. Vicky Belo’s driver and assistant for a day. While waiting in a shop, he was offered a glass of champagne but he declined because he was driving. While some might see this as not a big deal, its those little moments that matter to others.
WHAT HE HAD TO SAY ABOUT KISSES DELAVIN JOINING MISS UNIVERSE PHILIPPINES 2021
Someone ask Donny about what is his thoughts about kisses joining the MUPH and if he also vote for her. Damn! I was like ok, nabuhay ulit pagiging donkiss shipper ko ???— Grace Aniag (@gracemepretty) August 5, 2021
✨Donkiss Family✨#DonKiss | #DonKissFam pic.twitter.com/hts9sNd1nI
Before Donny was paired up with Belle for their love team, he used to be part of another popular love team with Kisses Delavin called DonKiss. The love team lasted for around two years before being ended in 2019. But while some might see issues between Donny and Kisses, the two don’t see it that way. There isn’t bad blood between the two and in fact, Donny has talked positively about her past love team partner. In 2021, a fan asked Donny during one of his kumu live streams what he thought of Kisses joining Miss Universe Philippines. “Magaling naman talaga siya sa mga ganyan eh, so it’s nice that she pursued that,” he said. Donny then went on to wish her the best. The way Donny talks about women in general is just the standard really.
HE RESPECTS HIS ELDERS
Whenever Donny interacts with his elders, he always shows them respect. Whether it be by using tito, tita, po, or opo, Donny never forgets to show his manners. That’s the kind of respectful behavior that many parent would love to see their child emulate (or the kind of man they would love their daughter to take home). Also, the way he treats his parents and relatives is goals. There was the time that he and his mom went on a mother-son breakfast date. And there’s also how Donny went out of his way to support his uncle, Sen. Kiko Pangilinan, and his post where he said that Sen. Kiko helped instill the values he has.
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