Mister Global Philippines 2019 Ricky Gumera has admitted that he is still adjusting to the rigors of show business as he debuts in the drama film “Anak ng Macho Dancer” which will have its premiere sometime in December.
“Ang laki po talaga ng adjustment ko sa pag-aartista na galing sa pageant. Kasi nga wala akong experience sa acting. Fulfillment sa akin ‘yung role na binigay ng Godfather Productions. Challenging, markado, ” said Ricky during an interview in Makati City recently.
To prepare for the movie, the 5’11 star said that he attended an acting workshop under Ruby Ruiz (Best Actress, Cinemalaya). “Marami akong natutunan sa kanya na nagamit ko sa movie.”
Ricky, 21, said he could not believe he worked with award-winning stars Jaclyn Jose, Jay Manalo, and Emili Garcia.
“Masaya silang maka-trabaho at marami akong natutunan. Ang madalas kong ka-eksena po ay sina Ms Jaclyn, Sir Jay, Sir Emilio. Si Sir Allan Paule po hindi ko naka-eksena pero nakakasama ko sa set. Si Ms. Rosanna Roces, hindi ko talaga nakita
“Si Ms. Jaclyn sinasabi niya ‘wag mong aktingin, normal ka lang. Ganoon din sabi ni Sir Emilio maging natural lang. Ang mabibigat kong eksena kay Jay Manalo. Sobrang humanga ako nang mapanood ko siya. Grabe bigay todo si Sir Jay. Sobrang idol ko talaga. Nakita ko kung paano siya umarte,” said Ricky. “Tinuruan ako ni Sir Jay kung paano manakal na hindi ka masasaktan.”
Joed Serrano, producer of the film under Godfather Productions, said that he plans to hold its premiere night at the University of the Philippines Film Center. “We want to show the uncut version.” The movie is directed by Joel Lamangan.
Born and raised to a poor family, Ricky finished BS Marine Transportation at Philippine Merchant Marine School in Las Pinas. He loves volleyball and enjoys ballroom dancing.
Ricky said that he belongs to a big family with 10 siblings. He grew up with his grandparents. Ricky also took odd jobs to survive. When he became a model, he was trained by Meg Perez under the Mega Models Events and Talent Management.
“Marami pong nagpaparamdam before na gay pero nandiyan na po ‘yung tita-ninang ko na nasandalan ko before. Siya ang sumusuporta sa pag-aaral ko bukod sa scholarship ko,” he said.