C13 is the leader of a group that has limitless potential. While he has his own experience in the industry, he encourages his members to work hard and become the best they can be so that their group can grow. C13 does not just focus on personal growth — he cares about the success of his members as well, pushing everyone to grow while giving them the space to do so.
But, there is a lot more to this man than his star-power. Before he joined VXON, he once worked hard to save up money so that he could come to Korea and pursue his dreams of becoming a star through the MBC survival show Under 19. Ever since his appearance on the show, he was scouted by a Korean agency and trained extensively to become a soloist.
Curious about the leader of the pack? Read on for a sneak peek into C13's life and career, as well as a few of his favourite things — and maybe even a new perspective or two.
Ako po ay isang adventurous at curious na tao po. [ I'm an adventurous and curious type of person. ]
What do you think is your best asset?
Best asset ko po siguro is kapag may gusto ako, kahit ano pang circumstances ang dumating is, ittry ko talagang abutin yung goal na yun. [ I think my best asset is determination. In the face of any circumstances, I will try my hardest to reach my goal.]
When you’re feeling down and need a pick-me-up, what kind of foods do you crave?
Easy. Milktea and Matcha. [smiling]
Any hidden talent or special skills you want to share?
Siguro po drawing and painting. Hindi naman po ako ganun kagaling pero kapag free po ako yun po ang lagi ko ginagawa. [ I can draw and paint. I'm not that good, but when I have time, that's what I always do. ]
How do you think your hidden skill can contribute to the group?
Siguro kapag kailangan ng design or something like an album cover. [ I can make use of it when we need a design for our album cover or something like that.]
Do you have any goals you want to achieve this year?
Personal goal ko po siguro is mag grow as a person, tapos matulungan ang family ko like makabili ng sariling bahay para sa lola ko po. For the group naman po is madominate namin yung charts, makapag concert muna locally kase gusto muna namin maikot ang Philippine to reach more people po before po kami makapag world tour. [ I want to grow as a person and help my family. One way I want to do that is by buying my grandma her own house. My goal for the group is to be successful, with us dominating the charts. We want to perform locally first because we want to tour here in the Philippines - reaching more people before we can take on a world tour. ]
PRODUCER Philip Vargas
INTERVIEW & TRANSLATION Joe Andy
WORDS Nikki Viola
PHOTOGRAPHY & CREATIVE DIRECTION Rxandy Capinpin
VIDEO/ART DIRECTION & VIDEO EDITING Joe Andy
VIDEOGRAPHY Pogs Francisco
STYLING Myrrh Lao To
STYLING ASSOCIATES Joshua Galang
MAKEUP Mac Igarta
HAIRSTYLING Mycke Arcano
NAILS Lourdes of Katch Beauty Lounge
SPECIAL THANKS TO Cornerstone Entertainment Inc.
Erickson Raymundo (President/Managing Director), Jeffrey Vadillo (Vice President)
CS MUSIC LABEL HEAD Caress Caballero
HANDLER Cristine Calawod