Joey De Leon questions Yes! Mag's 50 Most Powerful List

"NO THANKS!" was Joey De Leon had to say about being one of Yes! Magazine's 50 Most Powerful People in Showbiz.

On Startalk's episode yesterday, March 21, 2009, Joey De Leon once again was in his "bitter" and "uncontented" self when asked to react about the "50 Most Powerful" list.

According to Joey, the criteria of choosing the 50 Most Powerful Celebrities were unclear to him, "Well, ako, sa akin, sana nabigyan ng weight yung power na... Naguluhan ako, eh. Ito ba ay power sa pera, power sa kung anu-anong bagay? Ito ba'y... Pinaka-importante sa akin 'yung respeto. 'Yung power ba rito ay kasali yung respeto ng tao? Ikaw ba ay walang dinaya sa buhay mo sa pagiging powerful mo? Ikaw ba'y walang ginoyo? Naging malinis ka ba o pantay sa pakikisama sa mga tao?"

Joey continued, "Yan ang hinihiling ko. Kasi you cannot equate power with respect. So, 'yon. Respeto ang number one. Kaya sa akin, okay lang, no thanks. Thank you, but no thanks!"

Even if Joey De Leon did not mention names, viewers are intelligent enough to know who he was referring to, why he said so and why he's not contented with the ranking.

Topping the list is Wowowee host Willie Revillame while Joey De Leon, hosts of six shows (Eat Bulaga, Startalk, Joey's Quirky World, Return of Wow Mali and Mel & Joey) is only #10 on the list.

Not to mention Takeshi's Castle and Nuts Entertainment as well as numerous endorsements, an album and an MMFF 2008 movie, it seems like Joey De Leon had been super busy in the past 15 months, the period of coverage for the said list.

Does he deserve a higher ranking? Will he be happy and contented if he is on top of the list or atleast, he's ranked higher than Willie?

He is still the same "OLD" Joey De Leon.


And talking about Willie Revillame, yes he would sound arrogant if he admits he is the most powerful entertainer and obviously, the highest-paid celebrity in the Philippines today, but I don't like the way he is embracing the issue.

In an interview with Mario Dumaual of TV Patrol World, Willie had to dress up so casual, was in his ordinary shirts, shorts and slippers, and was trying to act like he was a simple, ordinary celebrity.

“Hindi ho ako kumikita ng ganoon kalaki. Simple lang akong tao. Nakakaraos lang sa araw araw, may merienda pa, may konting naiipon. Pero hindi ho ganun kalaki ang kinikita ko dahil hindi naman ako siguro babayaran ng ABS-CBN ng ganun.”

“Kumita man ako ng isang milyon o piso, isa lang ang pakay ko at ‘yun ay ang pasayahin kayo. ‘Yang isang milyon na ‘yan, kung kumikita man ako ng ganyan, hindi ko naman nauuwi lahat ‘yan ng araw araw. Marami ring sumasaya sa perang ‘yan, hindi lang sa akin.”

“Maraming salamat. Pero hindi ‘yan pumapasok sa pagkatao’t isip ko. Napaka-simpleng tao ko lang. Makikita mo ako sa kwarto ko ganito lang. ‘Eto ba ang masasabing powerful?Dumadating ako sa Wowowee ito ang suot ko, umuuwi akong ganito pa rin. Ang power dito eh kayo (viewers) kasi sa inyo ‘tong programa na ‘to. Ang Wowowee ay sa inyo, caretaker lang kami dito. This is not being plastic. Ang success ng Wowowee, bale wala ang studio kung wala ang mga pumapalakpak. Sa magazine, maraming number one. Pero sa akin, kayo ang number one araw-araw.”

Really? Were you convinced? I'm not.

The mere fact that he was able to divulge to Yes! Magazine his valuables, properties and belongings last January, his on-cam filing of his income tax return and his interview with Kris Aquino on SNN Showbiz News Ngayon where he showed his 70-million worth luxury yacht, Willie definitely wants to brag about what he has.

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4 Comment(s):

  1. nkakatawa c joey. ang bitter! masyadong pinakikita na napagkaloser nya. and besides, respect and imporatante sa knya? i dnt think so, e nde nga cya marunong rumespeto sa ibng tao at ung mga decisions.

  2. i agree.. naririnig ba niya sinasabi niya?.. prehas lang nmn cla ni willie... mayabang! yun lang..

  3. i agree too.. joey is a LOSER..

  4. What could have been Joey's comment had he been ranked higher than Willie? The problem with him he can't acept defeat. Look what he had said regarding Aiai's number 1 placed in MMFF'08, "di na baleng di magnumber 1 basta wag lang mandaya, so do you think may daya ung pagiging number 1 ng movie ni Aiai, dapat ba sila ang number 1 nun, such arrogant remark talaga, LOSER!!!!!