Original story released in StarStudio December 2016. Written by Grace Diez.
If the rollercoaster ride of emotions he felt was overwhelming before and during his stay at PBB, the aftermath was equally baffling yet exciting for him.
“Dumami po ‘yung kamag-anak namin (laughs). Mas nakita ko din ‘yung support ng family and relatives ko. Isa sa mga payo nila is mas mag-ingat kasi lalo ngayon, isang mali mo lang na hindi nila magustuhan, mahuhusgahan ka. Meron kang dapat na panghawakan na image. May advantage ‘yun, kasi nakaka-gain ng honor, pero may disadvantage din. Dapat mas safe sa pangalan lalo na sa pamilya ko,” he thoughtfully observed.
For now, McCoy is happy with the way his career is going. In fact, he feels that his dreams are coming true.
“Unti-unti. Masaya po ako kasi hindi ko in-expect talaga na sa maliit na time lang, medyo nakukuha ko na po isa-isa ‘yung mga dreams ko,” he smiled.
He hopes to have a career patterned after someone he admires—award-winning actor Coco Martin.
“Gusto ko po ‘yung nangyayari po kay Coco Martin ngayon. Nakita ko po sa kanya ‘yung pagiging maka-masa niya, at kung paano siya makipag-usap sa tao. Sincere talaga siya. Gusto ko rin pong mag-action gaya niya, kasi mas kumportable po ako, kasi kapag sumasayaw, tumatambling at mas may galaw,” McCoy shared.
Despite sharing his dreams, it was a surprise to learn that his answer on how he’d like to be known isn’t related to showbiz and career at all.
“Siguro ‘yung mapagmahal ako sa pamilya. Sila naman kasi yung makakasama mo talaga kapag may problema ka, or kapag maging sikat ka. Sila rin ‘yung maga-advise sa ‘yo kapag sumosobra ka na,” the young celebrity with an old soul stated. Wherever destiny takes McCoy, we can all collectively conclude that his heart would always be in the right place.
Check out the whole issue of StarStudio December 2016 here
Photography by Rxandy Capinpin
Grooming by Manuel Majarucon
Styling by Patty Yap
Special thanks to Gidget dela Cuesta and Star Magic