90s celebrity crushes

’90s Celebrity Crushes: Meet 7 Guys All Girls Swooned Over Growing Up

Way before we had heartthrobs like Alden Richards, James Reid, and Daniel Padilla to swoon over, our siblings and older relatives once went gaga over these seven celebrity heartthrobs during the ’90s! Meet the seven dashing men that became the ‘90s celebrity crushes of our childhood:

1Patrick Garcia

Patrick Garcia first came to prominence when he became a cast member of Ang TV with his older sister Cheska. During the ’90s, he appeared in various shows and films such as Batang PX, Mula sa Puso, Gimik, and Tabing Ilog, where he became a known teen heartthrob! Two decades later, he continues to remain active in showbiz. He currently appears in the ABS-CBN daytime soap, Langit Lupa with child actresses Xia Vigor and Yesha Camile.

2Rico Yan

Ask your ate, kuyas, cousins, or your childhood playmates about ’90s celebrity crushes, and the late and great Rico Yan will be on their lists. Rico Yan was one of the most popular young actors of the ’90s, having starred in popular movies and TV shows. Madrasta, Mula Sa Puso, and Saan Ka Man Naroroon with his on-screen partner (and ex-girlfriend) Claudine Barretto were some of them. Almost 15 years after his death, his legacy as a matinee idol and heartthrob continues to live on.

3John Prats, Carlo Aquino, and Stefano Mori (JCS)

If you grew up in the late ’90s to the early 2000s, chances are that John Prats, Carlo Aquino, and Stefano Mori were in your list of teen celebrity crushes. John Prats, Carlo Aquino, and Stefano Mori were just three of the guys on TV that you swooned over while watching G-Mik! Aside from G-Mik, John, Carlo, and Stefano also formed a teen band called JCS. Even though JCS have gone their separate ways, ’90s kids will always remember them for bringing in the kilig!

4Jao Mapa

No ’90s celebrity crushes list would be complete without Jao Mapa on it! He first became known in showbiz as a model, up until he became a member of the popular teen boy group, Gwapings. Alongside Mark Anthony Fernandez, Eric Fructuoso, and Jomari Yllana, Jao became a matinee idol in his own right. At the peak of his career, Jao Mapa left showbiz to finish his studies and pursued a career as a painter. Recently, Jao opened his doors to showbiz once again, appearing in the hit teleserye, Ang Probinsyano. He also stars in the political comedy miniseries, Naku, Boss Ko!

5Atom Araullo

90s celebrity crushes
Image Credit: Atom Araullo via Facebook

Before Atom Araullo became one of our favorite reporters on TV, he first honed his hosting skills through the youth magazine show 5 and Up. Eventually, he became a host and reporter for various programs. Such as Umagang Kay Ganda, Breakfast, TV Patrol, Bandila, Red Alert, and Y-Speak. In 2016, Atom signed on to play the title role in legendary filmmaker Mike de Leon’s upcoming film, Citizen Jake.

Do you feel old yet? We’ll surely remember these guys as just some of the ’90s celebrity crushes that every ’90s kid had!


Happiness Creator
Lea Bolante is a writer based in Manila. She is a copywriter by day, and a writer in her spare time. She loves bacon, fried chicken, pop culture, and makeup.
Tell me what you think