Itinuturing na blessing in disguise ni Tony Labrusca ang hindi niya pagkakapasok sa Final 5 ng Pinoy Boyband Superstar, ang reality search ng ABS-CBN.
Isa si Tony sa dalawang contestants na natanggal sa finale ng show, kung saan lima ang pinili upang bumuo ng all-male group na BoybandPH.
Sa ngayon, focused si Tony, 21, sa kanyang solo career.
Pahayag niya, “Feeling ko, God has different plans for me.
“I know that everything happens for a reason and He’s only looking out for me.
“Me not winning is definitely a blessing in disguise.
“Now, I get to be solo and I get to do whatever I want and how I want, so it’s awesome.
“I'm really excited what’s in store for the future.”
Nakapanayam ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Tony sa grand launch ng mobile phone brand na Vivo V5 Plus, sa SM Mall of Asia Atrium, noong Sabado, January 21.
RECONNECTING WITH DAD. Kung mayroon pang isang magandang naidulot ang Pinoy Boyband Superstar kay Tony, bukod sa kanyang career, ito ay ang muli nilang pagkikita ng kanyang ama—ang aktor na si Boom Labrusca.
Lumaki si Tony sa piling ng kanyang ina at stepdad sa Amerika. Matagal silang walang komunikasyon ni Boom.
Pero dahil sa show ng ABS-CBN, nabuksan ang pintuan upang muli silang magkita.
Saad ni Tony, “It’s been really cool. I try to just simplify my life.
"A lot of people can see my relationship with my biological father and turn it into a huge controversy and make it like a dramatic episode.
“But honestly, if you simplify, it’s just a son and his dad finally reconnecting and getting to know each other.
"And that’s exactly what we’ve been doing, and it’s been awesome."
Dagdag niya, “I’m not super close to him, and that takes time, and it probably takes years, and that’s what we’re doing.”
Dahil matagal na sa showbiz ang ama, nagbibigay raw ito ng tips upang magtagumpay siya sa pinasok na karera.
Ayon kay Tony, “He’s helped out a lot in showbiz and he’s given me a lot of advice 'coz he’s been in this game way longer than I have.”
Malaki raw ang pasasalamat ni Tony sa mga payo ng ama dahil alam niyang para ito sa kanyang ikabubuti.
“I might not realize it now, but everything that he’s telling me will save me from a lot of trouble in the future.
“So, I feel like it’s really about listening to him and what he has to say, and just listening to my management and what my parents have to say, because I have nothing to lose from it. Everything to gain.”
Dagdag niya, “Again, my relationship with my dad is really cool that we’re getting to know each other.
"And I’m really grateful that he has input that I can really use in the industry that I am really trying to get into."