Jeric Gonzales

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Jeric Gonzales
BornJohn Eric Salvanera Gonzales
(1992-08-07) August 7, 1992 (age 21)[1]
Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines
Other namesKilig Cutie (Kilig is Tagalog for "attract" (usually in a romantic context), meaning he is attractive because of his cuteness.)
EthnicityPhilippines Filipino
OccupationTV Personality
Years active2012—present
 
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Jeric Gonzales
BornJohn Eric Salvanera Gonzales
(1992-08-07) August 7, 1992 (age 21)[1]
Calamba City, Laguna, Philippines
Other namesKilig Cutie (Kilig is Tagalog for "attract" (usually in a romantic context), meaning he is attractive because of his cuteness.)
EthnicityPhilippines Filipino
OccupationTV Personality
Years active2012—present

Jeric Gonzales is a TV personality from Laguna in the Philippines. He is known as one of the winners of the second season of the reality show, Protégé, a reality based artista search, created by GMA Network.[2][3][4]

Biography[edit]

Early life and career beginning[edit]

Jeric became David Pomeranz's opening act for the latter's concert in Manila.[5] He joined the Ginoong Laguna 2012 and he was declared as the 2nd Runner Up. Alden Richards also joined the said contest in 2010 where he ended up as the winner.[6][7]

2012: Protégé[edit]

Jeric auditioned via online. He is a nursing graduate from Calamba Doctors' College who has temporarily set aside taking the board exams to pursue a showbiz dream.[8] Since Jeric's origin is from Southern Luzon, Gina Alajar, the Southern Luzon mentor, judged his audition piece and got a callback. Eventually, Jeric was chosen as one of the official protégés for that season and one of the four protégés of Gina Alajar.

Jeric was originally the protégé of Gina Alajar but due to a twist of the show, her mentor had to let go one of her protégés and mentor Gina chose Thea Tolentino to stay under her guidance. Mentor Jolina Magdangal chose Jeric as her new protégé.

Singing, like his fellow countrywoman from Laguna Thea Tolentino, is considered as Jeric's niché. Jeric sang most of the gala night but the most notable performance of his was when he sang "Mad World" by Tears for Fears. Three out of four judges chose Jeric as the best male protégé of the night.

At the end of the competition, Jeric was announced as the "Ultimate Male Protégé" by host, Dingdong Dantes. Jeric's female counterpart in winning the competition is Thea Tolentino, his fellow countrywoman from Calamba.

2012-present: Post Protégé[edit]

Gonzales is became part of the defunct Sunday noontime variety show Party Pilipinas with the other top 6 finalists. Also after winning Protégé, Jeric was signed, with Thea Tolentino, to be part of Teen Gen, a sequel of the teen oriented show of the 90s, T.G.I.S..[8]

On 2013, Gonzales appeared as a guest in sitcom Pepito Manaloto. Gonzales was also part of the prime time telenovela, Love and Lies along with his fellow Protégé countrywoman Thea Tolentino.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Television
YearTitleRoleNetwork
2013Maynila: Recipe for LoveElmoGMA Network
Maynila: Hate You, Love YouMauro
Pyra: Ang Babaeng ApoyJeffrey Calida
Magpakailanman: The Rolando Niangar StoryAdolescent Rolando Niangar
Love and LiesRyan Alcantara
Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na KuwentoJimmy
2012-2013Party PilipinasHimself/Performer
2012Teen Gen[10]Santiago "Tiago" Torres
Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista BreakHimself/Winner

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