Age: 20 years old
School: Ateneo de Manila University
Year & Course: 3rd Year, AB Communication
1. Why did you choose to become a courtside reporter?
"I actually auditioned so that my little cousins, and my little nieces and nephews, would think I was cool—that was the main goal. Like the cool aunt or the cool cousin, yes. I like the ring of that." [Laughs]
2. What's the best part about your job?
"The courtside seats, the friendships you cultivate, and the chance to learn from the most amazing people in the industry! And also, to be thrust in a position where you are acknowledged and able to inspire people by doing something you are passionate about is an incredibly positive and humbling feeling."
3. What's the most challenging part about your job?
"The time pressure you're constantly in is pretty tough. And of course, you have to keep in mind that you have to balance the duties of your job along with your being a student."
4. How do you balance your duties as a courtside reporter and a student?
"I would say time management really is key!"
5. Any UAAP crushes?
"Secret! [Laughs] I'll get shy kasi if he reads this pala tapos I bump into him on the court!"
6. What advice can you give to students who want to be courtside reporters in the future?
"You've got to go for your dream and give it all you've got. You can't just sit there, dreaming. Pray for it and make it happen."
7. Describe your personal everyday/campus style. What tips can you give to freshmen on how to dress for school?
"I don't give much thought to what I wear as I'm a shirt and jeans kind of girl, eh. I dress for comfort. Basta, what's important is you look fresh and stay mabango all the time!"
8. Name one thing every college student should invest in.
"Herself! If you gotta shell out money or take risks to bring out the best in you or take you closer to your dreams, then by all means, do it!"
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