8 Fast Facts You *Need* to Know About “Voltes V: Legacy” Star Miguel Tanfelix

by Yssa Cardona   |  5 days ago
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In the world of showbiz, there are certain stars who ~*effortlessly*~ capture our attention with their undeniable talent and irresistible charm. Case in point: Miguel Tanfelix, who has been stealing hearts left and right with his impressive acting skills and captivating presence.

He recently took on the iconic role of Steve Armstrong in the highly anticipated live-action adaptation of the anime series, Voltes V. However, there’s so much more to this promising actor than meets the eye. If you’re curious to know more about him, we list down 8 fast facts about Miguel that will *instantly* make you a fan!

8 Fast Facts About Miguel Tanfelix

1. He started his showbiz career at the age of five.

Miguel’s first foray into showbiz was through the reality show StarStruck Kids in 2004 when he was only five years old. This truly opened several doors for the actor, as right after the season ended, he was cast as the Young Pagaspas in the *iconic* fantaserye Mulawin, where he acted alongside Angel Locsin and Richard Gutierrez.


2. Niño marked Miguel’s breakout role.

Although he started acting at a young age, Miguel only got his *big break* 10 years into his career when he starred in the 2014 teleserye Niño. He played the titular role of Niño Innocente, a mentally challenged boy who was adopted by a couple after being separated from his parents due to an accident.

Miguel was nominated for the Best Drama Actor category at the 28th PMPC Star Awards for Television for his performance. Wow!

3. Aside from the Philippines, he’s super famous in Indonesia.

ICYDK, Miguel grew his following online after one of his Dubsmash videos went *viral* in 2015. He was lip-syncing to Brandon Beal’s “Twerk It Like Miley,” and gained millions of views in Indonesia.

Even after 7 years since his video went viral, Miguel continues to amass a *dedicated* fanbase in the country!

4. He’s currently *courting* Ysabel Ortega.

If you’ve been watching Voltes V: Legacy, you’ve probably noticed that Miguel has *undeniable* chemistry with his co-star Ysabel Ortega, his love team partner who plays Jamie Robinson in the series. In a recent interview, the actor admitted that he’s currently *courting* the actress and is seeking her mom’s approval.

Kailangan po kasi nating sundin yung nanay ni Ysabel, medyo strict po si tita. Respeto din po sa desisyon niya sa anak niya, dahil kahit papaano kailangan din pong ligawan yung magulang ng nililigawan mo,” he said.

Tita, pinapangako ko po na aalagaan ko po si Ysabel. Wag po kayong mag-alala, pinagdadaanan po namin yung bawat steps na kailangan naming pagdaanan para makilala namin yung isa't isa. Never po akong magiging distraction sa anak niyo dahil alam ko po na gusto niyo siyang maging attorney in the future. Nandito lang po ako naghihintay para sa approval niyo po and para kay Ysabel.” Aww!

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5. He plays the guitar.

Miguel is truly a man of many talents! Aside from acting, he also knows how to play the guitar. He even filmed a cover of Katherine McPhee's "Terrified" with Ysabel!

6. His role in Voltes V: Legacy influenced him to buy his first bike.

In preparation for his role as Steve Armstrong in Voltes V: Legacy, Miguel embarked on an *intensive* training journey that included mastering the art of riding and operating a sports bike. This experience ignited a newfound passion for motorcycles within the actor, leading him to purchase his very first bike following the premiere of the highly anticipated series!

“When I was young, I never pictured myself owning a bike. But Steve Armstrong… look what you made me do,” he captioned his post on Instagram.


7. He plans to continue his studies.

The rising star took up entrepreneurship at the De La Salle University-Dasmariñas for college, but he needed to give up his student life due to his busy schedule. However, the actor says that he *plans* to continue his studies!

“I’m curious what my life would be like if I continued studying and I didn’t pursue acting. And honestly, I still crave college life because I never experience it that much. I plan to continue my studies in the future," he says. You got this, Miguel!

8. He's a bookworm.

Scroll through Miguel's Instagram grid and you'll immediately know that he *loves* reading books. In fact, he often carries them during flights and even on filming sets. So cool!

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