Paolo Montalban Young, Now, Shirtless, and Girlfriend. We thought we already wrote about Paolo Montalban for being the first actor of color to star as a Disney Prince but, apparently, we did not. Well, as they say, ’tis better late than never. Also writing about famous people at a later date gives us more information to go by. Hehe.
Anyhoo, the above photo of a young Paolo Montalban bareback riding a horse, which we saw about back in the age of the early internets, intrigued us and made us want to write a blog post about him. We remember googling to find out more about the guy and we learned that he is Filipino American, that he was once named among People Magazine’s Top 50 Hot List (or whatever it’s called), and we also found out that he starred in a 1997 TV-movie called Cinderella which makes him, if we are not mistaken and as we already mentioned, the first-ever person of color to star as a Disney prince in a movie.
The 1997 movie starred Brandy as Cinderella, Whoopi as a Queen, and Whitney Houston as the fairy godmother. Enlightened casting, if you ask us. Paolo and Brandy had some kind of reunion recently which is how we found out that we never really wrote anything about the former even though we thought we did. Anyhoo, here’s the former co-stars looking good together. We grabbed it from Paolo’s Insta which you might want to follow @itspaolomontalban.
After Cinderella, Paolo went on to star as Kung Lao in Mortal Kombat: Conquest which, if we are not mistaken, makes him the first Hollywood actor of Asian descent to headline a television show. Granted, it’s a stereotypical role but so is Simu Liu’s role in Shang Chi. What’s important is that both of them were the lead characters and were not just bit players (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
Want some shirtless Paolo? Check him out with Mortal Kombat co-stars Daniel Bernhardt and Kritanna Loken chillin’ in the sauna.
For some reason, Paolo’s Hollywood career did not blow up after his first two projects but, to date, he’s starred in a total of 14 movies and TV shows. Oh, he’s also done theater and has starred in the Broadway production of The King and I.
For the coming days, he will be starring in an upcoming movie called Asian Persuasion which, per variety.com, will be the “the directorial debut of three-time Tony-Award and Grammy-winning producer Jhett Tolentino”. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that it will be a good one.
Paolo Montalban Gay or Straight? Girlfriend? Married or Single? Unfortunately, we have no clue on these matters but, as we usually do, we will update this post when we do have the information. For the time being, here are more the actor looking gorgeous and all. Want more Hot Asian Men?
Paolo Montalban Young, Now, Shirtless, and Girlfriend. Posted 1 December 2021. Last updated: December 5, 2022 at 7:22 am.