everybody loves richard
What do you do when you’re not busy with work or school? I play football at night, usually at the Emperador Stadium or at the Gatorade Pitch. If not, I’m home reading stuff. Not really novels, but practical stuff. I like reading the news. For the past couple of months I’ve been self-studying accounting. Tell us about school. What do you think of the stereotype of UP students being very outspoken? I’m a Broadcast Communication major, my track is Advertising. I would say I’m outspoken. I’m not the type to hide what I think. I’m a very frank person. If I have this thought, I would tell it right away to your face. I won’t pretend to be okay with something I really don’t like. I don’t like going in circles like there’s no point. If I want something, I’m gonna say it. The world would be a lot easier if everyone was just straightforward. always want to be a celebrity? Did you I’ve told this story about a thousand times already, but it’s beyond my wildest dreams to be a celebrity. Ever since I was a kid, my parents would tell me that when I grow up I’m going to do business, go corporate, eventually go into the family business, stuff like that. So it never crossed my mind to actually do this whole celebrity showbiz stuff. It started when I decided to do some modeling for fun, for some extra cash. Then I joined this contest in Eat Bulaga, and I went trending on Twitter! What’s something people would be surprised to know about you? Not a lot of people know that I’m graduating with honors. Most people think I have this really goofy vibe. Like I enjoy life, a YOLO type of vibe, but I also work hard—wait, I wouldn’t say I work hard, but I’d say I work smart. I guess I have this very chill vibe, but I put effort in whatever I think needs to be done. When it comes to dating, what’s your ideal type? As long as we get along… It sounds cliché but that’s it mostly. What’s important for me is the emotional and intellectual connection. We need to be in the attractive. [Laughs] The perfect date? I’m very talkative. I’m one who can talk forever. I like sitting down with someone, talking to them, getting to know each other. People tend to forget about the talking. They are so into doing something like going out, watching a movie. But when you watch a movie, you don’t really get to know the person you’re dating, so for me that does not equate to a good date.
As mean an SM for you Youth to ambassador, be young? It’s what really does about it having fun, but at the same time you have to know that the fun isn’t going to last forever. You can have as much fun as you want, but you have to keep in mind that there’s a future that you have to be preparing yourself for. I guess you have to be more practical. I’m a very practical How would person, you like and I to always be remembered? have a plan.
Someone who hustles to get to the top.
Richard wears SM Youth. Grooming by SARI CAMPOS