What happened to former Kapamilya actor Hero Angeles?

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MANILA, Philippines – What happened to Star Circle Quest’s first ever “Grand Teen Questor”? Where is he now?

Hero Angeles, who became a household name in 2004, became an instant star after winning the reality talent search of ABS-CBN. Angeles made several hit movies with Korean superstar Sandara Park.

After facing a series of controversies with ABS-CBN executives as well as members of the press, Angeles slowly stepped out of the limelight.

Now a full-time art enthusiast, the former matinee idol has showcased his artworks through exhibits. In addition, he conducts art workshops.

“Naging freelance graphic artist ako, illustrator. Nag-aral din ako ng culinary. Last Feb, sa Iligan City, nag-conduct ako ng art workshop. At the same time, nagkaroon ako ng first art exhibit ko.”

(I became a freelance graphic artist, illustrator. I also studied culinary. Last February, I conducted an art workshop in Iligan City. At the same time, I also had my first art exhibit.)

Speaking to an ABS-CBN news reporter, the former actor revealed that he misses showbiz  particularly his team-up with Park who is now a member of the Korean pop group 2NE1.

He disclosed that the last time he saw the Korean beauty was in 2005 during the premier night of their movie. In a previous interview with ABS-CBN in 2013, Angeles disclosed that Park’s departure cost him several showbiz projects.

Almost a decade after Angeles lost his career in the entertainment industry, the former actor shared the lesson he learned from the experience.

“Ang dami ko palang hindi napansin or nakalimutan na gawin na puwede, ‘yun ‘yung dahilan na nangyari itong bagay na ito.”

(There were a lot of things I didn’t notice or forgot to do that could have been the reason why it happened.)

Angeles’ last major film was “The Fighting Chefs” in 2009 in which he starred with Ronnie Rickets, Arci Munoz, Mark Gil, Vandolph, Chef Boy Logro, Joross Gamboa, John Hall, and Jeffrey Santos. In the movie, Angeles played the role of a cook who had to protect the restaurant business from criminals.