John Lloyd Cruz, one of the top Filipino actors today, has been on hiatus from the show business since 2017. Recently, photos and videos of the matinee idol have been surfacing so his fans are wondering if he is coming out of his break.
Cruz, one of the most bankable actors of the Philippine cinema and very effective endorser once again proved that his fans are still waiting for his return. Posted in the Facebook page of Turks, the number one selling shawarma, a few weeks ago, a short teaser video that only shows the back shot of the actor had been viewed 3.2 million times, shared almost 800 times and gained a huge number of comments.
Without any clue in that teaser video, Cruz’s fans already assumed that it was him in the video. His frequent collaborator Bea Alonzo also shared a screenshot of that teaser video on social media, which garnered almost a million likes.
On April 29, 2019, Turks finally revealed in the 1-minute and 17 seconds video of Cruz showing the actor walking through different destinations, which somehow depicts Cruz’s sojourn. The video is very simple, yet there’s drama the way it was created, and in a very subtle shot, he stopped and took a bite of a Turks pita donner.
The rugged look of Cruz in the Turks video titled “Ang Pagbabalik” is way too far from his guy-next-door image and a lot of people in the industry are asking if this signals his return to the limelight. His fans are still wondering about the life he’s been living since his hiatus.
According to Turks president Gem L. Zenarosa, during the course of his talks with Cruz, they never talked anything about his showbiz career or plans. The former added that he got the latter as the latest ambassador of Turks because of his great confidence working with the actor.
“I am really grateful that John Lloyd trusts our company,” Zenarosa stated. “He is a brilliant and very creative young man. Aside from acting we have discovered some of his remarkable talents.”
“Ang Pagbabalik” is actually about Turks Small Pita Doner, according to Zenarosa. The new product will be available again in all Turks branches.
“John Lloyd is the best endorser for this because like him, despite his absence in the showbusiness for a couple of years, the warmth and love of his fans for him never dwindles,” Zenarosa explained. “With our Small Pita Doner we believe that our customers will be happy to know that it is back in our menu.”
Just like Cruz who is seen to have a different image since he last appeared in the big screen, a clear indication that the actor is recreating himself and exploring different grounds, Turks is also doing the same thing to keep its customers excited whenever they visit a branch. In time for the release of the endorsement video, Turks also released to the market its newest offering, Turks Rice Bowl, which is a complete meal.
For the Turks Rice Bowl, customers can choose beef or chicken for their rice topping and it is priced at 50 pesos while the Small Pita Donner on the other hand, is priced at 35 pesos. Zenarosa stressed, “To keep up with the demands of our customers, Turks continues to improve our menu and offerings to satisfy the discriminating taste of our loyal patrons.”
Cruz now joins the roster of endorsers of Turks such as Piolo and Inigo Pascual. Watch the full video of “Ang Pagbabalik” here:
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