- Became the first Filipino ever to be on the list of E! Entertainment's 25 Sexiest Men of the World in 2008. He ranked third after David Beckham and Michael Gurfi.
- GMA Network tagged his wedding with Marian Rivera as the Royal Wedding, as both have received the titles of the network's primetime king and queen.
- Owns a film studio named AgostoDos Pictures.
- Joined the PETA campaign Free Mali in 2013 along with Marian Rivera; the campaign's aim was to free an elephant named Mali from the Manila zoo for her well-being.
- Founded the YesPinoy Foundation in 2009 and is the chairman of the organization.
- Took an oath as the commissioner-at-large for the National Youth Commission in 2014.