In the 1990s, the all-male dance group Streetboys made its mark in the entertainment industry by spicing up their dance routines with acrobatic (and sexy, to the delight of their mostly female fans) moves.
There were 15 original members who impressed the group’s creator, acclaimed TV and movie director Chito Rono, during the auditions held in 1993 at the Equinox Disco in Makati City. Over the years, some members left and a few were added, until they all decided to take separate ways.
The lineup included Vhong Navarro, Jhong Hilario, Meynard Marcellano, Spencer Reyes, Nikko Manalo, Sherwin Roux, Chris Cruz, Danilo Barrios, Brian Seminiano, Joseph de Leon, Danilo Agat Jr., Eugene Calo, and Ken Lumansoc.
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The Streetboys at the peak of their dancing career in the 1990s.
Aside from dancing in TV shows and live gigs, the boys went into album recording (Street Slamming, 1995) and making movies (Spirit Warriors, 2000, and its sequel, Spirit Warriors: The Short Cut, 2003).
And then, the ‘boys drifted apart to pursue different careers: Jhong, Meynard, Sherwin, and Nikko have had stints in the different overseas productions of the hit West End and Broadway musical, Miss Saigon.
After Miss Saigon, Jhong rejoined Vhong in showbiz to continue acting in drama series and movies. Vhong, of course, has gone on establishing himself as a comedy actor and performer.
For a time, Spencer and Danilo pursued acting, too. Spencer was part of a love team with Aiza (now Ice) Seguerra.
Danilo, on the other hand, had been seen for playing boy-next-door roles on TV and in the movies.
Though they’ve all taken different routes, their bond remained strong. Their social media accounts have throwback photos of them, as well as snaps from their recent meetups.
Some of them turned up at the Vhong’s birthday dinner in January 2018, and a photo of them was posted on the birthday boy’s Instagram account. The Streetboys are now full-grown men!
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Over the years, the dance group has managed to meet up, usually to celebrate special occasions, such as Vhong Navarro’s birthday.
What are the Streetboys up to these days? Scroll down to find out where some of them are now!