After joining showbiz via the Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash in 2010, Pat Sugui has continued his dream of becoming a notable actor someday. "Any role na ginagawa ni Coco Martin yun ang gusto kong role. Gusto ko maging kasing professional ni Coco Martin, yun lang," he said.
After his stint in the hit series Pangako Sa 'Yo where he played the role of the charming but speech-impaired Lloyd, Pat said it was a good experience. "Challenge for me yung role ko sa PSY na utal-utal. Actually walang practice yun eh. Pagdating ko sa set, hindi ko alam na ganun yung role. Tapos pinakita lang sa akin ni direk kung paano yung gagawin ko. Pinanuod lang namin sa YouTube tapos trial and error kung okay ba yung ginagawa ko or bawas ng onti, yung mga ganun. Okay naman, madali lang siya. In public ganun din. Tinatawag nila akong Lloyd tapos nag-uutal utal din sila. After that ang ganda ng feedback ng mga tao. I felt really great actually na nakuha ko yung role. Masaya lang ako na na-recognize ako ng mga tao and happy sila sa performance ko," he shared during the Instinct Apparel launch held last April 26 at La Madera Gastro Bar in Quezon city.
Currently in a four-year relationship with fashion blogger Arisse De Santos (who is also one of Kathryn Bernardo's closest friends), Pat said his girlfriend has no intention of joining showbiz. "Ayaw niya eh, ayaw niya mag-showbiz. Blogging lang talaga. Four years na kami," he admitted. With photos of them double dating with Kathniel on social media, fans can't help but be curious how they plan a typical night out. "What we do usually dinner, movie or board games sa bahay, yun lang. Chill lang kami eh. Hindi kami magulong tao. So as a group we go out of town. Chill lang kami pag magkakasama kami," he added.
Hanging out with one of the country's top love teams has its own set of challenges according to Pat. "Sometimes mahirap siyempre Kathniel yun. Minsan pag lalabas kami nagkakagulo yung mga tao dahil sa kanila pero masaya naman. Manageable naman eh. And mabait naman sila Kath sa fans so okay rin yung response ng mga tao," he said. But just like any regular barkada, they try to be there for each other during the most important occasions as well like DJ's birthday last April 26. "Kakagaling ko nga lang sa surprise party niya eh. Pero una nag-surprise kami na birthday salubong sa house niya," he admitted.
With Kathniel being more and more open about their public displays of affection even during interviews on camera, Pat said he does not think it should be an issue for his two closest friends. "Well matagal na silang magkasama and hindi na mapipigilan yung ganun eh, yung maging sweet kayo sa isa't isa. Ayun lang yun eh," he said.
If there's one thing he wants the public to know about Dj and Kath, it is that they are very transparent people. "Alam niyo si DJ at saka si Kath kung paano sila in public ganun sila. Wala silang tinatago na personality. They're very true, yun lang. Sobrang totoo lang sila na tao," he explained.
After Pangako Sa 'Yo, Pat said he is preparing himself for his next acting opportunity which he hopes will come soon this year. "Well right now I'm just trying to take care of myself and my body, trying to be better physically and emotionally. Continue pa rin ako sa workshops and everything and waiting for another show," he admitted.