'New JLC' gets back in front of camera through YouTube channel
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Apr 23, 2020 03:22 PM
A "new JLC" is on the way - better believe that
JLC has returned to a screen near you - John Lloyd Clemente that is.
National University's super swingman is using the downtime due to the community quarantine to put himself in front of the camera and present another side of himself.
With his brand new YouTube channel, JLC is, slowly but surely, coming out of his shell. "Naisipan naming gawin yun kasi gusto naming magpasaya ng mga taong nasa bahay lang. Alam kong bored na bored na tayo lahat dahil hindi makalabas," he said, talking about the community quarantine in the continuing COVID-19 crisis.
Known more as a player who lets his game do the talking, the 21-year-old is out to prove that he has a voice as well - and a quite interesting voice at that.
In fact, his first video has him and sister Jai trying out the "mukbang challenge."
Of course, the Clementes have only gotten closer thanks to this. "Actually, siya talaga maghilig sa vlog tapos niyaya lang niya ako. Ayun, nakagawa naman kami kahit hindi talaga kami marunong," he shared.
He then continued, "Ngayon, may new bonding kami dahil sa vlog. Naging close kami lalo kasi may new skill kaming nalaman."
Along with that, going on air is actually a step towards improvement for JLC as he takes on more of a leadership role in National U.
With Dave Ildefonso having gone back to Ateneo de Manila University, the 6-foot-3 wing is now the Bulldogs' top gun.
And entering his third year, he is also now one of the veterans looked at to lead.
That's why Clemente is hard at work at finding his voice and then forwarding it. "Kailangan talagang maging vocal na ako ngayon. Hindi na ako rookie kaya kailangan maging leader ako on and off the court," he said.
In this light, National U could only expect a new and improved JLC come UAAP 83. "Yes, sana madala ko nga itong confidence na ganito next season. Next season, new JLC na dapat," he said, through chuckles.
Turning serious, though, he also added, "Isa na ako sa mga veteran kaya goal kong maging isa sa mga magiging boses ng NU men's basketball team."
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