Despite Santino’s rising career as a model, proud dad Jericho Rosales revealed in a recent interview with PUSH that his son will continue his studies rather than enter showbiz.
“Excited na ako, magco-college na siya,” he said. “He’s graduating [high school] this year.”
Jericho shared that Santino will take a business course in college, but refrained from revealing where he will study.
“I’m very, very, very happy and so proud of him because gusto niyang mag-focus sa studies niya,” he continued. “I know that nandiyan ‘yung opportunities sa kanya but he chooses to study so I’m really proud of him.”
Of course, this doesn’t mean the door to showbiz is closed for Santino.
“Kung gusto niyang maging artista, hanggang tumanda siya pwede,” the Kapamilya actor said. “But for us kasi, like ako, hindi ako nabigyan ng pribilehiyo para mag-kolehiyo ‘di ba? So gusto ko na nakikita niya ‘yung value ng education.”
He furthered, “He’s a bright kid and that’s what I love about him. He is a gentleman and ang values niya ay tama so I am really proud of Santino. Alam niyang may opportunity dito, pero marunong siyang magtimbang ng mga bagay so because of that I am really happy.”
Jericho shared that his son’s pretty busy with his activities as a student and a model.
“Nagsa-soccer pa rin siya, football-soccer. He does modeling so mas ginusto niya ‘yung path ng mommy niya dati - his mom (Kai Palomares) was a model so ito ‘yung gusto niyang mundo. [And] he’s okay with commercials right now,” he said.
Jericho is set to star in a new series entitled “Love Will Lead You Back.”