This boy’s life

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As a mem­ber of the cul­tural dance group Sin­ing Ku­mintang ng Batan­gas, Joshua trav­eled in 2011 to Sar­dinia, Italy, to rep­re­sent the coun­try in the Is Pariglias In­ter­na­tional Folk Dance Fes­ti­val. The ac­tor proudly says that he can per­form tra­di­tional dances such as maglalatik and tinikling. Joshua’s aunt, Santa Suarez-Em­bal­sado, whom he calls Tita Ganda, took care of him as a young boy. With them are Joshua’s el­der sis­ter Renza (back row, right) and child­hood friend Ella. Joshua (left), here with a class­mate, at­tended el­e­men­tary school and his first two years of high school in Bauan, Batan­gas. He only moved to Manila when he was 16 to join PBB. Be­fore he be­came a con­tes­tant on Pi­noy Big Brother: All

In, Joshua Gar­cia was just an av­er­age kid—a young Batangueño who liked danc­ing, play­ing bad­minton, and hang­ing out with friends. In some ways, a lot has changed since he stepped into the lime­light. But if there is one thing that has re­mained con­stant through the years, it’s the tagline PBB gave him back in 2014.

He is still, and will al­ways be, Tatay’s Boy ng Batan­gas. Ella and Joshua were around five years old in this adorable photo. Judg­ing by their pose, they were the best of friends. Joshua went into the goofi­est pose for this photo with Renza (left) and Ella (cen­ter). Even now, the ac­tor says that he is makulit, just like his char­ac­ter Vince in the MMFF en­try Vince & Kath & James.

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