Fernando Jose of Rosalinda; then and now

Image by Fernando Carillo's Instagram post, Rosalinda via Youtube

He may not be a Filipino, but the name “Fernando Jose” rings a bell for most Pinoys. This is because in the early 2000s, way before K-drama was a hit, the mexican love story of Rosalinda and Fernando Jose became a hit in Philippine television.

Mexican superstar Thalia starred in the title role “Rosalinda” and the charismatic Fernando Carrillo as Fernando Jose. Almost every household never missed a single episode back in the days.

Through the years, Fernando visited the Philippines a number of times to touch base with his fans in the country. In 2012, he was interviewed by Korina Sanchez during her radio show on DZMM and Boy Abunda on The Buzz. Fernando, in the same year, even signed a contract with Viva.

Fernando Enrique Carrillo Roselli (born January 6, 1970 in Caracas) is a Venezuelan actor.

He has a son, Angel Gabriel, born on November 2008.

Fernando was part of a music band in Venezuela along with two siblings. He and his brothers released a CD in 1998 called NueveDosDe Algun Dia.

And today, sixteen years after the international success of “Rosalinda,” here’s how “Fernando Jose” looks, charming as ever, looking strong and healthy at 47, a resident of California:

Las ultimas cinco son las que cuentan ?? #motivationmonday #ferr #Fitness #instafit

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?????? #Ferr

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He is also active on his social media accounts, and seem to be a fitness buff, with a healthy lifestyle.

Image by Fernando Carillo’s Tweets

SUDANDO ?? #Ferr #Bike #Fitness #Workout #motivation #workhard

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Throwback time! Watch the official theme of Rosalinda via Youtube:

And if you’re a huge fan, why not watch one of Fernando Jose and Rosalinda’s most loved kisses: “beso! beso! beso!”

And while we are on the backtrack mode, here’s a much younger Fernando Carillo:

Baby Me ? #TBT #throwbackthursday #Ferr

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