Showbiz na muna -- CSB hitter De Guzman
Yun nga kung may opportunity naman sa showbiz nandyan naman ang manager ko and ang Virtual Playground -- Johnvic De Guzman
With his promise to bring the 92nd NCAA men’s volleyball title to Taft Avenue fulfilled, graduating College of St. Benilde hitter Johnvic De Guzman can now concentrate on a different field if given a chance.
Though assuring everyone that he won’t turn his back on volleyball, the 23-year-old De Guzman is now looking to accept offers in showbiz.
De Guzman debuted on the big screen with a role in the Metro Manila Film Festival blockbuster film Seklusyon last December.
“Siguro sa showbiz na muna kung may opportunity,” said the Season Most Valuable Player moments after the Blazers dethroned Perpetual Help 25-12, 25-12, 21-25, 17-25, 25-14, 18-16, Tuesday to complete a sweep of the best-of-three Finals series at The Arena in San Juan.
De Guzman, who also won Best Opposite, exploded for 28 points with 26 coming off attacks to lead CSB to its first-ever title since joining the league in 1998.
The Blazers skipper, who is a nephew of legendary director Lino Brocka on his mom’s side, clarified that he will still play the sport.
In fact, De Guzman tried out for the national team and hopes to make another tour of duty with the squad for the 29th Southeast Asian Games. He played for the national team in the 2015 SEA Games in Singapore.
“Nag-tryout ako sa national team. Kung mabibigyan ako ng second chance, maglalaro ako sa SEA Games,” he said.
But if he doesn’t make the cut for the national team, De Guzman will then concentrate on a budding showbiz career.
“Kung hindi man palarin kasi alam ko naman na may mas malakas pa na papasok sa national team na youth,” he said. “‘Yun nga kung may opportunity naman sa showbiz nandyan naman ang manager ko and ang Virtual Playground.”
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