By Rochelle Joy Gonzales
JOHNVIC DE GUZMAN, 22
De La Salle – College of St. Benilde
Year and Course 5th Year, Human Resource Management
Birthday September 22, 1993
Zodiac sign Libra
Hobbies Playing volleyball, singing
Favorite campus hangout CSB Sports Office and the gym
Ultimate dream Own a company, tour my family around the world, and make them proud!
For his soaring spikes, he has been named his varsity team’s best opposite spiker. With his scoring ability, he has also earned a spot on both the National Team (for which he competed in the SEA Games) and semi-pro team PLDT Home Ultera (by telecommunications brand PLDT, which he is a brand ambassador of, along with Alyssa Valdez, Mika Reyes, and other collegiate sports hotshots). He was instrumental in bringing CSB to a finals appearance in Season 90 of the NCAA and a Final Four spot in Season 91. He is Johnvic de Guzman—and he impresses with more than the obvious. Chiseled bones, muscular frame, sexy dark skin, and an imposing 6’2” stature be damned! The 23-year-old is truly a force on the court.
What many do not know, however, is that Johnvic was actually a badminton player before he found success in volleyball. He eventually gave up his old sport in favor of the new, citing more opportunities in the field as his primary motivation. His mother and sister, both former volleyball players, also became his inspiration to get into the sport. Behind his strong Alfred Enoch-like features is a mama’s boy—Johnvic grew up without a father figure, with only his mom mostly by his side.
More than being a passionate athlete, Johnvic sees to it that he also remains a responsible student. He manages his time properly, with a rigid schedule of training in the morning and attending classes in the afternoon and evening. Call him Mr. Laser-Focused because no amount of glaring fame or gushing fans can take his eyes off the prize. In fact, he declares, “At first, I hated heavy training, but, since it’s part of being an athlete, I eventually loved the pain and enjoyed it. Volleyball is my passion."
On looking good
“Everything about you is reflected in your actions.”
On loving hard
“Love is blind.”
On living young
“Live life to the fullest!”
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