Matteo, Jessy heat up stage with sexy number

Posted at 10/04/12 6:16 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Channeling their characters in an upcoming romantic series, Matteo Guidicelli and Jessy Mendiola performed a sensual number during the Kapamilya network's trade event held Wednesday night.

Jessy Mendiola and Matteo Guidicelli perform during ABS-CBN's trade event on Wednesday.

For the formal launch of "Paraiso," a new entry to the "Precious Hearts Romances" series, its lead stars danced to the Jennifer Lopez hit song "Waiting for Tonight."

Mendiola was seen wearing a crystal-embedded body suit, while Guidicelli went topless, for the applauded number.

The pair's daring appearance at the trade fair reflects the "sexy" scenes of "Paraiso," which tells the story of Brennan (Guidicelli), a married businessman who gets stranded on an island with a perfect stranger, Yani (Mendiola), after getting shipwrecked.

Romance blooms between Yani and Brennan on the island, setting off a series of twists and conflicts among its principal characters.

Formerly titled "Isla," "Paraiso" also stars actor Matt Evans, who plays Justin, Yani's best friend; and actress Jewel Mische, who portrays Megan, Brennan's dedicated wife.

Directed by Nico Hernandez and Connie Macatuno, "Paraiso" is expected for an afternoon telecast later this year.