Eat Bulaga’s Mr. Pogi 2012 of Zamboanga City, Derek Lim, in action PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 15 November 2012 00:00

One of Eat Bulaga's Mr. Pogi 2012 finalists, Derek Lim of Zamboanga City, is making his mark in showbiz. He is one of the main casts of GMA Films very first drama series in GMA 7 morning block entitled, Cielo de Angelina. Its stars GMA young love team, Bea Binene and Jake Vargas. Derek portrays a rich kid of the block of an exclusive school where they are all enrolled. The plot revolves around the life of today’s young generation.

Derek is the only son and child of Zamboanga premier photographer Rikki Lim and beauteous businesswoman Ann Lim. I remember Derek as a chubby kid who danced, sang and played around in the defunct local show produced by Rikki and hosted by Ann years ago. He was already an “artistahin” that time and I never thought that he will seriously enter in the world of entertainment.

Last year, Derek was a Rotary Exchange Student in the USA. He was selected and went there to study for one year. And when he came back mid this year, he auditioned and won as one of our city’s representatives in the popular television Mr. Pogi contest.

Though he didn’t bag the title, it opened opportunities for him. With all the good-looking young teenagers in Metro Manila and all these TV reality searches, it is difficult to stand out and be chosen. Blessed with good looks and with a great singing voice, GMA signed him up as one of their newest young contract stars. He regularly performs in Eat Bulaga together with some of his Mr. Pogi finalists. They had performed already at the Zirkoh Music Bar as a group.

This new path of Derek’s adolescent life must be really meant for him. Let’s support and pray that he will remain humble and be a good young man, God-fearing, the way his parents brought him up. Derek, make God and Zamboanga City proud of you.

By Dante Corteza