Have you ever dreamed of meeting Christian Grey, the main character in the best-selling Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy by E.L. James?
Well ladies, we found another Mr. Grey!
However, this Grey is into dribbling and shooting basketball in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
His name is Jonathan Grey, a shooting guard who plays for De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde Blazers Men's Basketball Team.
This 6'2" cager started to play basketball when he was in grade five.
The 23-year-old Jonathan recalls, “Since I was a kid pa lang. Dun sa subdivision namin, everybody’s playing basketball so naglaro ‘kong basketball.
“Nag-start naman ako sa school, grade five sa Colegio San Agustin Biñan.
"Until fourth year, naglaro 'ko ng basketball dun 'tapos pagdating ko ng college, wala kong school, walang kumuha sa ‘kin so ‘di ako recruit.
“Tapos nung nag-aral ako dun [College of Saint Benilde], nagkaroon ng inter-course [games]/
"[Sa] mga inter-course [games], na-invite ako mag-try-out. Dun na nag-start.”
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) chats with him at the Smart Elite event in Outback Steakhouse, Libis, Quezon City.
And here are seven interesting things about the hardcourt hottie:
1. Is he single?
Jonathan answered, “Ah no, wala. Nag-break kami.”
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2. His showbiz crushes are, “Tatlo sila.
"Sa mga bata, si Liza Soberano 'tsaka si Kathryn Bernardo 'tapos 'tsaka si Marian Rivera.”
He explains,” Si Liza 'tsaka si Marian, magaganda. Si Kathryn, kasi cute siya e saka maganda yung boses niya. Galing din niyang umarte, ‘di ba?
3. Jonathan has only one social media account: @jonathaygrey14 on Instragram.
But he promised, “Wala kong twitter and facebook, pero gagawa na ‘ko.”
4. Will he consider a career in showbiz?
“Oo naman. Meron nang mga nagtatanong pero siyempre yung dream ko, basketball.
"Focus muna dun sa basketball, yun talaga yung dream ko e PBA.”
5. Aside from playing basketball, what are his other talents?
Jonathan says he’s a "shy type of guy."
“Nako, yun nga yung problema, sobrang mahiyain ako. Pero makulit ako ‘pag kaharap mga friends ko, yun lang.
“Hindi din ako marunong sumayaw. Kumanta marunong ako, trying hard lang."
6. He has been playing for College of Saint Benilde Blazers in for five years. Since NCAA allows a maximum of five years for each player, NCAA 91 season will be his last year.
7. As an athlete, he encourages the Filipino youths to cultivate their passion for sports.
On being a sports ambassador, he says, “Ipakita mo yung totoo mo, kung ano yung kaya mong ipakita,yung siguro pagiging model mo as an athlete, a student and as a teammate, as a friend, lahat. Yun yung pinakamahalaga para sa akin.”
Jonathan is one of the sports ambassadors of Smart Elite along with (top, L-R) NCAA Season 88 Finals MVP Baser Amer of San Beda College, Season 90 MVP Earl Scottie Thompson of University of Perpetual Help, Jonathan, Joseph Gabayni of Lyceum of the Philippines University, and Bradwyn Guinto of San Sebastian College; (below, L-R) Jiovani Jalalon of Arellano University, Rey Nambatac of Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Francis Munsayac of Emilio Aguinaldo College, Tey Teodoro of Jose Rizal University, and Andretti Stevens of Mapua Institute of Technology.