Mimi Juareza, the much-acclaimed Best Actor in Cinemalaya 2013 for the movie Quick Change, also a Gawad Urian and PMPC Star Awards nominee, had a nice interview on camera for the top-rating TV talk show o PTV-4- Personage.
The guest appearance highlighted his achievements as an actor, his personal dreams, struggles as a transgender-LGBT, and his very memorable experience of meeting his idol- Superstar Nora Aunor when he handed her the trophy last year as Cinemalaya 2014’s Best Actress.
Mimi wowed the staff of Personage, as she graciously answered the interview questions of Yen Quiling, who acted in behalf of Ms. Carla Lizardo (who got hospitalized that day due to an ear infection).
“I feel so happy to be a guest of this show”, Mimi said to a blogger. “It’s been two years now since I won my Best Actor trophy and I feel flattered that people still recognize up to this time my first major achievement as an actor. It makes me more feeling determined now to further my craft as an artist.”
Mimi is also an ‘ideal’ LGBT (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals & Transgenders). A good role model to everyone that being a member of LGBT community is not a hindrance to accomplish greater things in life. He is also an ardent Catholic, deeply religious and strong in faith to God.
The TV show Personage (which airs every Thursdays, 8 p.m. on PTV-4) features extraordinary people whom all have given and contributed a part of themselves for the betterment of a society. The show’s host is Carla Lizardo.
“This world can be a better place if we all do something good for everyone”, Mimi said after her TV taping. “I won’t stop just because I already have now a Best Actor award. It only pushes me harder to do a lot more things.”
You’re pretty right, Mimi.
Below are pictures taken during Mimi’s taping (PHOTOS TAKEN BY MIMI’S BOYFRIEND):