McCoy de Leon thrilled his fans last August when he shared videos of him on Instagram doing Muay Thai, a form of martial arts. In one of his posts, he even joked that he really wants to become an action star (not impossible, though!).
When we caught up with McCoy recently, he revealed that it was his fellow Hashtags member and ka-two-in-one housemate on "Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7" Nikko Natividad who encouraged him to give Muay Thai a try.
"Siya 'yung nag-push sa'kin," he shared. "Nakakatuwa kasi kapag may pinagkakaabalahan. Sabi niya mag-try ka, kung nahihirapan kang mag-gym, or nabo-bore ka mag-gym, mag-Muay Thai ka."
He added, "At least once or twice a week kami nagmu-Muay Thai. Pampapawis lang naman. Sayang kasi 'yung bayad eh (chuckles)."
Another thing that makes his life extra colorful is that of being a kuya. If there's a staple subject in his Instagram posts or Stories, his family would have to be one, especially his siblings, including his baby sister Shylla.
"Malaking reward po sa'kin kasi makita ko lang silang masaya palagi, pagka uuwi ako, makita ko lang 'yung ngiti nila, lahat ng pagod ko nawawala rin eh," he said, the happiness evident in his voice and facial expression.
Capturing those moments of or with his siblings gives him priceless treasures he can keep for life.
"Para sa'kin 'yung mga ganun gusto kong i-treasure. Kaya pinipiktyuran ko sila, vini-video. 'Pag napapanood ko, paulit-ulit 'yun, natutuwa ako kasi sa dami ng work, sila 'yung nagpapagaan ng loob ko rin. Nagpapasaya sa'kin," McCoy ended.
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