Nineteen-year-old Jon Lucas is ready to reveal something new about himself.
From his stint on Luv U, Home Sweetie Home, Be Careful With My Heart, Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon, Kahit Konting Pagtingin and Got to Believe, Jon thinks he’s ready to move on from playing best-friend roles.
Of course, he knows this will come with a lot of hard work.
And he knows he needs to show people, especially his management in ABS-CBN where he’s part of Star Magic Circle 2013, what else he can do.
Some members of his Star Circle batch, including Janella Salvador, Julia Barretto, and Liza Soberano, have already gotten their big breaks.
HARNESSING HIS MUSICAL TALENT. Jon believes it’s his musical talent that will make him stand out.
Have you heard him sing?
In 2013, he sang a la Gary Valenciano when he and his Star Magic batchmates appeared on PEPtalk.
At the event of Berocca, he recalled that moment, "Gusto ko talaga mag-focus doon sa music, gusto ko mag-rap.
“Ngayon hindi pa ako nabibigyan ng show masyado sa ABS. Wala akong teleserye, wala akong ginagawa, so naisip ko bakit hindi ko i-try na sa music mag-focus sa rap, kanta?"
He doesn't have a record label yet, but he's determined to make this happen soon.
"Wala naman akong ginagawa ngayon. Gusto ko ipakita na mayroon akong tinatagong medyo konting talent."
He hasn’t written any songs, but that, according to Jon, is something he wants to try as well.
"Kahit sulat, 'di pa ako nagsusulat pero yun talaga yung gusto kong gawin."
FANS. One thing’s sure. Online videos from his mall tours, debuts and parties show that girls scream Jon's name when he sings or dances.
"Kahit papaano may mga followers na ako sa Twitter, Instagram.
"So feeling ko 'pag one time gagawa ako ng cover or sample ng mga rap na freestyle, siguro mapapansin na nila na mas, na higit pa, na puwede nga, puwede nga," he remarks.
FOCUS ON RAP. When did he get interested in rap music?
“Nung nauso yung FlipTop battles dito sa Pilipinas, lagi akong nanonood, hanggang sa nauso sa school namin, nagba-battle battle kami noon."
He finished high school in Taytay United Methodist Christian School.
But Jon didn't pursue college studies anymore since he wanted to chase his showbiz dreams.
Back in high school, he would win emcee battles and challenges.
"Naisip ko na dito talaga... 'Pag nagpi-freestyle, mabilis," he says proudly.
Loonie, a protege of the country's top rapper Francis Magalona, Andrew E, Gloc 9 and American rap superstar Eminem are among the rap artists Jon looks up to.