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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Star Magic cuties Arron and Rodjun share their career highs and lows

Star Magic cuties Arron and Rodjun share their career highs and lows

Arron Villaflor and Rodjun Cruz proved themselves worthy of being U Can Dance champs during the Star Magic Ball held at EDSA Shangri-La Hotel last June 29. Paired with Saicy Aguila and Gem Ramos, the young stars took charge in a spectacular ballroom dance number that took just one week to master.

Looking back on their U Can Dance experience, both Arron and Rodjun relayed how they were hesitant to dabble in ballroom dancing—something that youngsters mostly associate with old age. Plus, they would rather do hip-hop than formal dance. Arron fondly recalled, “Hindi ko talaga hilig yung ballroom. Tapos kapag rehearsals lagi ako nagkakamali sa countings and nasisita ni Ms. Maribeth (Bichara). So sabi ko sana hindi na lang sana ako sumali dahil hindi ko naman forte yun eh.” In a similar vein, Rodjun exclaimed, “Yung mama ko mahilig sa ballroom. So nung bata ako kapag napapanood ko siya sabi ko, ‘Ayaw ko ng ganyang sayaw.’ Sinasama niya ako pero ayoko talaga.”

Despite their misgivings about doing ballroom, both refused to give up. They tried over and over again until they perfected the liftings and stunts that they had to come up with. There were times when they got sick just days before the competition, but they forced themselves to deliver even then. Arron stressed that it’s just a matter of having the right attitude. “All-out pa rin dapat. Kasi syempre iisipin mo rin na bakit ko pa sasayangin ‘to. Nandito na rin lang, sulitin mo na.” Such a mindset eventually led them to victory in U Can Dance.

Presently, these two Star Magic talents are keeping themselves busy in school while waiting for their next showbiz break. Both Arron, 18, and Rodjun, 21, are studying Business Management at their respective colleges, believing that getting an education is important for them to have a fallback from showbiz. Nevertheless, they remain hopeful about acquiring new projects. Rodjun further stressed that he and Arron are ready to face new challenges with much enthusiasm. “Kapag binigyan ng opportunity, kailangan ibigay talaga namin yung best namin at mahalin namin yung trabaho namin.”

Rodjun is a semi-regular on ASAP ’08 and was in the TV series Calla Lily and Pedro Penduko at Ang Mga Engkantao while Arron recently appeared in the mega-blockbuster hit Caregiver and was in Katas Ng Saudi, OK Fine Whatever, Sana Maulit Muli, and Pedro Penduko at Ang Mga Engkantao among others..

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