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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

'Pinoy Fear Factor' to shoot in Argentina

'Pinoy Fear Factor' to shoot in Argentina

THIRTY days in a different country. Thirty days to face their greatest fear.

ABS-CBN teams up with Endemol to bring the world's most popular reality show on Philippine television- "Pinoy Fear Factor: South America" with Ryan Agoncillo as host.

Laurenti Dyogi, ABS-CBN Business Unit Head, said 12 daring contestants have been selected to embark on a journey that will test their physical strength and mental challenges, including large-scale stunts done in Hollywood films.

"Contestants will come to terms with their greatest fears and outdo themselves in a foreign land far from home and face their new environment," said Dyogi, who is also behind the successful "Pinoy Big Brother" and "Pinoy Dream Academy."

"Pinoy Fear Factor: South America" is the local version of "Fear Factor Extreme." The Philippines is the third country to use the format after South Africa and India.

In the series, one contestant will be eliminated almost every week after doing the three stunts. The last contestant standing will be proclaimed grand winner, taking home a whopping P2 million cash prize and a house and lot worth P 2.5 million from Avida, an Ayala Land company.

Apart from the exciting stunts, Dyogi said the show will have a strong reality element. He said, "The 12 contestants will be staying in a boot camp and endure the cold weather in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where temperature nowadays range from 1C to 8 C."

According to Dyogi, it will be more efficient for the network to tape in Buenos Aires, Argentina because the setup is ready and the presence of stunts experts.

"After staging 'Pinoy Fear Factor,' we hope that the Philippines will become the 'Fear Factor' hub in Asia," he said.

Who are the 12 daring contestants? Find out soon in 'Pinoy Fear Factor: South America" on ABS-CBN.

Tempo, August 6

JoKer DeTor
Showbiz Top i-News

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