To be a Big J someday
By: Joey Diego
From: Starstudio Magazine   [April 30, 2000]

    He is the J of the JCS band. the teen heartthrob of the new millenium. the not so serious actor yet but very much willing and determined to dig the deeper side of showbiz. The next Aga Muhlach in the making.

    No bad camera angle either back, front or side to to side, no fear in a ready camera for a candid shot, an Adonis in his school, a worth-to-wait-for-a-glimpse in the campus. The big brother of Princess Sarah and now a lady, Camille Prats.

    There are a lot of words that can best describe this young lad. A loving brother and a thoughtful son to his parents. Oh yeah, you are right, his name is John Prats of JCS Band with Carlo Aquino and Stefano Mori. They are now busy recording their first album under Star Records.

What are you doing lately, John?

    I'm very busy with the movie Ang Tanging Yaman. But as of the moment, nagri-rehearsal kami palagi nina Carlo at Stefano para sa first album ng JCS band. Halos araw-araw ay magkasama kaming tatlo dahil minamadali na naming tapusin ito.

Regarding the album, how true that you and Stefano are just back-up singers to Carlo?

    There's no truth about that, pare-pareho lang kaming tatlo pagdating sa pagkanta. It so happened that Carlo is our soloist. Admittedly, Carlo has a good voice than us kaya siya ang naging soloist. But then, we all deserve the credit of the album since we all gave our fair share to make all the selections worth listening to.

Is it true that there is this 'tampuhan' issue among the three of you?

    None that I know. Wala pong ganyang nangyayari sa aming tatlo. Walang tampuhan or something. In fact, we all appreciate each other's cooperation para lang mapaganda ang lahat ng mga selections sa album. Hindi ko alam kung saan nanggaling ang sinasabing 'yan?

They say Carlo is far ahead of you. What can you say about that, John?

    I'm very happy for Carlo. He deserves all the achievements he attained. The awards and nominations, he deserves them all because he gave his best. I know he is a hard-working guy.
    I know my time will come and I'm willing to wait. I'm not in hurry anyway. I'm very happy with the nominations I had at the Star Awards for TV. Kahit hindi ako nanalo ay parang ang laki-laking achievement na sa akin nu'n.
    Carlo is very lucky because at his young age he is already considered as one of the best actors in the land.

Who do you think is the most popular among the three of you?

    Hindi ko po masasabi na mas sikat ako sa kanila. Only other people can say that. Basta masaya ako dahil lagi akong nakikita sa cover ng mga magazines, posters at palaging nasusulat sa mga entertainment magazines. And I'm very happy for all the support you're giving me.

How is your lovelife?

    I like the girl in the Rexona commercial with Cogie Domingo, cute siya pero hindi ko pa kilala. Nasa Batch 9 siya ng Star Circle. I have a crush on Joyce Jimenez. I don't know why but her appeal excites me most. I'm looking forward working with the Pantasya ng Bayan. I like her innocent-looking face. I hope she won't mind. Basta, crush ko siya.

How are your studies?

    I'm very busy rehearsing for the graduation. Hindi pa ako ga-graduate pero kasama lahat kami sa graduation ngayon. Kaya nga lately ay madalas na akong umuwi ng late. My studies is still my priority para may fall-back ako pagdating ng panahon.

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