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JC Tiuseco: A Sizzling Survivor In Many Ways

From basketball, hosting, and acting to surviving harsh conditions, it seems there’s nothing our Centerfold can’t do.
JC Tiuseco first caught our eye when he played hoops for San Sebastian College. Soon after, the moreno hottie was whisked off to paradise to be one of the Cosmo Bachelors in 2007. Little did we know that his stint as a Cosmo Bachelor would prove to be prophetic—he was later whisked off to Ko Tarutao, Thailand as one of the castaways in the first season of Survivor Philippines.

After being hailed “Sole Survivor,” it seems like Lady Luck still keeps smiling down on JC! He has joined the ranks of Penshoppe’s celebrity endorsers, co-hosts GMA-7’s morning show Unang Hirit, and shares the screen with Maxene Magalona in the soap Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin. Boy, has he gone a long way since his Cosmo Bachelor days!

You’re relatively new in show business. How are you finding it so far?

Actually medyo nakaka-adjust na ako. It’s fun lalo na ‘pag nagte-taping or hosting, kahit ano doon sa dalawa. ‘Pag wala akong taping nami-miss ko kasi mag-act. Parang every taping namin may bago akong natututunan. Sa hosting gano’n din. Mas matagal nga lang matutunan ‘yung hosting kasi may certain way sila of doing it. Pero both are very challenging and very exciting.

What’s the biggest challenge you’ve ever had to face?

Siguro ‘yung Survivor. Kasi parang hindi mo alam [kung ano’ng mangyayari]. You can’t expect anything.

How’s it like to live in a foreign land for many days without any of the comforts you’re used to?

It’s hard. Kasi I grew up na may pagkain sa bahay, andoon lahat ng comfort—bed, shelter, food. Parang ‘di mo hinahanap. Pero doon, sobrang hirap hanapin. Sobrang hirap ng life. Wala kang clothes, wala kang shelter. [‘Yung] makeshift shelter namin, ‘pag umulan, pumapasok 'yung tubig.

What was your motivation for winning?

Family ‘tsaka friends kasi ayoko naman na pag-uwi ko dito talo ako, na nag-quit lang ako. Okay lang siguro kung na-vote out ako or something pero ayoko ‘yung magku-quit lang ako. May time na muntik na akong mag-quit. Nung first three days na wala kaming pagkain, gusto ko na mag-quit. Pero nakita ko na kinakaya naman ng mga kasama ko. Bakit hindi ko kayanin?
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What lesson did you learn from your experience?

[Ang] lesson na [natutunan] ko doon, kung talagang wala ka nang choice, like sa food, or kung wala ka nang choice para mabuhay, kainin mo na kung anumang food ang nandiyan. ’Wag ka nang mamili.

Do you get to apply this lesson in your career?

Actually naa-apply ko ‘yun ‘pag nahihirapan na ako. Kunwari sa puyat at sa schedule, ‘pag pagod na pagod na ako, iniisip ko mas nakakapagod, mas mahirap pa ‘yung work na nagawa ko sa Survivorwalang food, walang rest.

What kind of acting do you see yourself excelling at: drama, comedy, or action?

Ngayon drama ‘yung ginagawa namin. I recently found out na gusto ko ng drama. Hindi ako nahihirapan ‘pag may mga scenes na [kailangan] umiyak. Okay sa akin ang drama. Pero gusto ko din ma-try ‘yung comedy kasi ‘pag ‘di kami nagte-take sa set, sobrang kulitan, tawanan, puro joke ginagawa namin. Hirap ako na pigilan ‘yung sarili ko na tumawa, parang kailangan ko pa kurutin ‘yung sarili ko para magseryoso or iisipin ko na magagalit si direk.

How’s it like working with Maxene Magalona?

Sobrang enjoy. ‘Tsaka sobrang bait kasi ni Maxene na hindi siya mahirap pakisamahan. Like unang kita pa lang namin, [maalaga siya sa crew members] tapos kulitan naman ‘pag hindi [nagte-take].

You do modeling, basketball, hosting, and acting. Which of these do you enjoy the most?

Ang pinaka na-e-enjoy ko acting. S’yempre less pressure na sa akin ‘yung basketball kasi I’m not playing basketball na para maging pro ako. Mas nakaka-pressure ‘yung sa showbiz ngayon kasi ‘yun ‘yung bago kong ginagawa, kailangan kong pag-aralan. ‘Yung basketball ilang years ko na ginagawa. Pero basically lahat, enjoy ako sa lahat.

Check out behind-the-scenes footage of JC's Cosmo Centerfold shoot and find out how he feels about having female fans in this CosmoTV exclusive!

Photo by JC Cerilla
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