Kapuso hunk and Survivor Philippines Season 1 castaway Jace Flores cannot contain his happiness now that he is a father to baby girl Sofia Mace Santos, who was born last October 15.
When PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) interviewed him via Facebook messenger last October 29, he said seeing his baby daughter for the first time was "magical."
Jace said, "It's a feeling na hindi ko ma-explain.
"I feel contented, happy, and complete. Sometimes tiring pero it’s worth it. It’s pretty magical!"
As he enters fatherhood, Jace knows that his life will change in a big way.
"Feeling ko mas magma-mature ako, and more hard work for the baby.
"Having a baby is no joke. Napakalaking responsibilidad and it’s a lifetime commitment.
"So sure na sure akong dodoble or i-triple natin ang hard work ngayon," he continued.
At the same time, the first-time dad said he takes his parenting duties seriously.
"I did everything!
"Good thing I have my partner, my future wife May, to help me with Baby Sofia.
"Unang beses ko siyang pinalitan ng diaper nataranta ako kasi feeling ko ang delicate and fragile ni baby.
"Sobra kayang ingat na ingat ako. Buti na lang, May is there to guide me along the way.
"Ngayon palitan kami sa pag-alaga kay Fia."
Now that they are finally settling in with baby Fia, up next is planning his upcoming wedding with his partner Doriz May Santos.
Jace said, "We have plans na.
"We are making sure lang that the finances are stable and that lahat ay pulido.
"We’re thinking of Sofia first now. Kaya lahat ng plano naming magpakasal, medyo mapu-push back, but it will happen soon," he explained.
It's been two years since Jace was active in showbiz, but he said he hasn't fully turned his back to it.
He said he's talking to someone to help him with his acting comeback.
"Naging focus lang ako talaga sa network marketing," he revealed
"I fell in love with the industry, kaya nung nag-uumpisa ako I gave it my 150% focus, dedication, and commitment just like I did for showbiz when I was starting back in 2008.
"Recently lang, I spoke to ‘Nay Rams about management.
"Sabi ko sa kanya, gusto ko nang bumalik, so right now may mga inaayos lang kami, and I'm patiently waiting to get started again."
Jace was referring to Rams David, who is managing Marian Rivera and Maine Mendoza.
He admitted that he misses being a villain on TV. His last project was a kontrabida role for the teleserye Healing Hearts in 2015.
"Nakaka-miss din pala ang maging kontrabida.
"I miss the late-night tapings, yung mga nakakaeksena mong mga artista at yung directors na nakakatrabaho mo.
"I also miss hosting like what I did with Best Men sa GMA News TV.
"Madami din nagme-message sa akin na dapat daw bumalik na ako...sayang daw.
"So nakaka-motivate din and nakaka-miss."