Sam Concepcion versus PJ Valerio

July 4, 2007

Feedbacks from High School Musical, the musical play (duh..), ongoing until July 15 at the Meralco Theater is that PJ Valerio upstages lead role actor Sam Concepcion.

Reportedly, PJ Valerio had done more justice to his role compared to Sam Concepcion.

“Opinion po `yun ng ibang nakapanood, ako po, I just did what is best
for me at kung napansin po, salamat, but I have no intention na
lampasan o talunin si Sam, he’s a good friend of mine, says PJ Valerio.

PJ Valerio, Paul John Ruprecht in real-life, a Filipino-German teenager from San Diego, California is slowly fulfilling his dream of a showbiz career.

PJ was discovered by a handler at ABS-CBN and made to join the first season of the Star In A Million singing contest, where he made it to the Top 30. It was his mom, a Filipina from Candelaria, Quezon, who suggested that he audition for the show.

PJ’s musical tastes run the gamut from rock to alternative to ballads, he loves Simple Plan, Blink 182, Linkin Park, Kamikazee, Martin Nievera and Gary Valenciano.

Rhian Ramos was once linked to him but Rhian Ramos denied that they ever dated.

PJ’s crush now is Ms. Earth Canada 2006, Riza Santos who is reportedly dating Mark Bau­tista.