Robi Domingo

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Robi Domingo
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Born
Robert Marion Eusebio Domingo

(1989-09-27) September 27, 1989 (age 31)
Quezon City, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Other namesRobi Domingo
Alma mater Ateneo de Manila University
Occupation
  • Actor
  • host
  • model
  • VJ
Years active2008–present
Agent Star Magic
(2008–present)
ABS-CBN Entertainment
(2008–present)
A-List Models & Artists
Vidanes Celebrity Marketing
Height175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Partner(s) Gretchen Ho (2012–2017)
Maiqui Pineda (2018–present)

Robert Marion Eusebio Domingo ( Tagalog pronunciation:  [jʊˈsebjo doˈmiŋɡo] , born September 27, 1989) is a Filipino VJ, actor, dancer, and host. He first gained fame as a reality show contestant by joining and ending up as the first runner-up of the reality competition series Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition Plus in 2008, after which he became a member of ABS-CBN's group of film and television talents collectively known as Star Magic.

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Early life and education

Robi Domingo was born on September 27, 1989 to parents who are both doctors. His father, Roberto "Boy" Domingo who acted as his guardian inside the PBB house, is a General Surgeon while his mother, Mary Ann Eusebio Domingo works as the company doctor of SSS. Domingo has a younger brother named Robert Marlo Domingo (known as Maro) who also went inside the PBB house for one day. He was in a relationship with former Ateneo Lady Eagle now turned host, Gretchen Ho.

Domingo has been attending Ateneo de Manila University since elementary and decided to continue studying there for his pre-med studies after exiting the PBB house. On March 23, 2012, Domingo graduated from college with a Bachelor of Science degree in health sciences. Instead of immediately going to medical school as he originally planned, he opted to take a year of absence from his studies to focus on his showbiz career. Domingo was expected to begin studying medicine sometime in June 2013, however, the latest influx of hosting projects offered to him this year convinced him to further postpone his return to school. He hasn't made any other announcements regarding his future school plans.

Career

Domingo, together with his fellow housemate Josef Elizalde, entered the Pinoy Big Brother house as the "Plus housemates". Their entry was given the "school rivalry" angle because they both came from schools that are considered as rivals in the Philippines. [1] During the first week, they were given the secret task of convincing their housemates that they were "Best buds forever" who have been estranged for a number of years only to see each other again in the show's auditions. They were not able to succeed in their task because their ruse was discovered. Domingo would go on to be part of the Teen Big Four, eventually winning the Second Teen Big Placer award at the end of the season.

Shortly after exiting the PBB house, Domingo joined the cast of the Philippine remake of My Girl with Elizalde, and another ex-housemate, Nicole Uysiuseng. [2] A few months later, Domingo joined another reality contest, the Myx VJ Search , which he eventually won with 3 others. [3] He was also given a regular spot in ABS-CBN's Sunday variety show, ASAP as part of the dance group, Gigger Boys. His next project was also with the group when he took the role of Arkin in Your Song Presents: Boystown . Aside from being a regular in the main show, he also started hosting the online counterpart of the show, ASAP Chill-Out, with his co-host/s changing over the years.

In late 2010, Domingo and his fellow Gigger Boys were launched as the hosts of the short-lived youth oriented teen variety show called Shoutout! . The show was cancelled on February 11, 2011 after a few months on air because of low ratings. However, not long after, it was announced that Domingo was being tapped to join the elite roster of hosts for Pinoy Big Brother: Unlimited , together with Toni Gonzaga and Bianca Gonzales. A week after the finale of Unlimited, Domingo launched the opening of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4 with Gonzaga, Gonzales, and newly minted host, John Prats. He also became a guest star in ABS-CBN's Kahit Puso'y Masugatan late in December 2012, wherein he played the part of Gerald Fernandez opposite Andi Eigenmann's Veronica Salvacion. Aside from this, he was also a semi-regular co-host in Sarah Geronimo's now defunct Sunday night variety show, Sarah G. Live .

After a few months of speculation, it was confirmed that ABS-CBN had decided to tap Domingo as one of the co-hosts for its Philippine franchise of the popular reality show, The Voice of the Philippines in late 2013. [4] He was reunited with Gonzaga for this project, and joined by her younger sister, Alex Gonzaga. In early 2014, he was a host for the second season of ABS-CBN's afternoon reality show, I Dare You , reuniting with Prats, and joined by IDY season 1 host Melisa Cantiveros and Pinoy Big Brother: Unlimited housemate, Deniesse Joaquin. In addition to this, Domingo was also chosen to be a game master in the second season of the reality show The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition: Doubles with Matteo Guidicelli in February 2014.

Domingo is announced to return as co-host for the 5th season of "Pinoy Big Brother" dubbed as "Pinoy Big Brother: All In" in April 2014, but it still remains unknown if he will return to co-host "The Voice of the Philippines (season 2)' which is scheduled to air in the middle of 2014. In addition, during the 2014 "MYX Music Awards", it was announced that Domingo was officially back in the roster of "Myx" VJs and was given the segment "Tuesdays with Robi".

Aside from television, Domingo has also starred in a few films, one of which was Cinco , a five-part horror anthology. This film marked the last project that he would have with fellow Gigger Boy AJ Perez before the latter died at the aged of 18 in a vehicular accident in Moncada, Tarlac on midnight of April 17, 2011. [5]

Domingo is also an endorser, and among the brands that he has endorsed, is still endorsing or is affiliated with at present time are: Nokia, Oppo, Bench, Coca-Cola, Dole, Greenwich Pizza, Jollibee, Skechers, Globe Telecom, Adidas, Wade Shoes, Anytime Fitness, Gold's Gym, Ray-Ban, The Body Shop, Your Own Time and Folded & Hung. He also took part in the bench/ "Uncut: A Bolder Look at the Future" Denim and Underwear Show when he tore his sando in the Furne One's Far East segment.

In January 2011, Domingo announced his departure from Bench following his decision not to renew his contract due to busy commitments.

As of 2020, Robi quits again as a host VJ for MYX for the 2nd time due to a retrenchment of ABS-CBN's not renewing their franchise and also due to COVID 19 Pandemic, but still active in mostly Kapamilya programs.

Personal life

Robi is the 2nd Cousin of Pinoy Dream Academy Champion Yeng Constantino.

Filmography

Television

YearShowRoleNetwork
2021 Aja! Aja! Tayo sa Jeju Host/Himself Kapamilya Channel
A2Z
2020–2021 Pinoy Big Brother: Connect Himself Co-Host Kapamilya Channel
A2Z
2020–present Game KNB? Host/Himself Jeepney TV
2019UnlistedHost/Himself iWant
2018–2019 Pinoy Big Brother: Otso Himself Co-Host ABS-CBN
2018The Kids' ChoiceHost/Himself ABS-CBN
2018Star Hunt: The Grand Audition ShowHost
2017 I Can Do That Host
2016–2020University TownHost/Himself ABS-CBN S&A
2016–presentMath-DaliHost/Himself Knowledge Channel
2016–2017 Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7 Host/Himself ABS-CBN
It's Showtime Host/Himself
2015–2016 Dance Kids Host/Himself
2015–2020 Umagang Kay Ganda Host/Himself
2015 Pinoy Big Brother: 737 Host/Himself
The Voice Kids Host/Himself
2014–presentTFCkatHost/Himself TFC
2014–2020 Myx VJ/Himself Myx
2014 Pinoy Big Brother: All In Host/Himself ABS-CBN
The Biggest Loser: Doubles Host/Himself
ASAP 19 Host/Himself
2013 I Dare You Host/Himself
The Voice of the Philippines Host/Himself
ASAP 18 Host/Himself
2012–2013 Kahit Puso'y Masugatan Gerald Fernandez
2012 It's Showtime Judge
Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4 Host/Himself
ASAP 2012 Host/Himself
Sarah G. Live Guest Host/Himself
2011–2012 Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited Host/Himself
2011 ASAP Rocks Host/Gigger Boys
I Dare You Celebrity Participant
My Binondo Girl Chen Sy IIuvhjugj
Wansapanataym: Three-In-One Caloy
2010–11 Shout Out! Host/Himself
2010 ASAP XV Himself/Gigger Boys
Mara Clara Himself (cameo)
Your Song Presents: Andi Marvin
Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010 Updates Guest Host/Himself
2009 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Lubid Steve
Your Song Presents: Boystown Arkin Sebastian
ASAP '09 Himself/Gigger Boys
2008–2014 Studio 23 VJ/Himself Studio 23 (now ABS-CBN Sports & Action Ch. 23)
2008–2010 / 2014–2020 Myx VJ/Himself Myx
2008 My Girl Vincent ABS-CBN
Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus Housemate/Himself

Movies

YearTitleRoleProducer
2011 Won't Last A Day Without You Oscar Star Cinema
2010 Cinco Ronald Star Cinema
2010 Paano Na Kaya? JC Star Cinema

TV Specials

YearTitleRoleTV Network
2017–presentMr. & Ms. Chinatown Grand Coronation NightHost ABS-CBN
2015–presentDowee Donut Band Competition Grand FinalsHosts ABS-CBN
2014–presentPMPC Star Awards For TVHosts/Presenter ABS-CBN
2010Bench/ Uncut: A Bolder Look at the FutureModel ABS-CBN

Awards and nominations

Awards and Nomination
YearAward Giving BodyCategoryNominated WorkResults
2008 25th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best New Male TV Personality ASAP Won
Pure N' Fresh Top Teen AwardsTop Teen Male HeartthrobN/AWon
20101st Kabarkada Choice AwardsChoice KabarkadaN/AWon
ASAP Pop Viewers' Choice Awards Pop CutieN/AWon
201113th Gawad PASADO AwardsPinakapasadong Kabataan sa Larangan ng Pelikula at AkademyaN/AWon
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Talent Search Program Host (shared with The Voice of the Philippines host) The Voice of the Philippines Won
2014 28th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Reality Show Host Pinoy Big Brother: All In (shared with Pinoy Big Brother: All In hosts)Won
I Dare You (shared with I Dare You )Nominated
The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition: Doubles (shared with The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition: Doubles host)Nominated
2015 2015 FAMAS Awards German Moreno Youth Achievement AwardN/AWon
2016 30th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Talent Search Host shared with Luis Manzano and Kim Chiu The Voice Kids (Philippines season 3) Won
20166th EdukCircle AwardsBest Talent Show Host Dance Kids Won
2017Alta Media Icon AwardsBest Reality/ Talent Show Host The Voice Kids (Philippines season 3) Won
7th EdukCircle AwardsBest Male Variety Show Host ASAP Won
Comguild Media AwardsAdvertisers Friendly Host of the YearWon

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