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Tony Labrusca reveals his other passion: ‘Gusto ko mag-gupit ng mga tao’

‘U-Turn’ actor Tony Labrusca says he was studying to become a barber in Canada before joining showbiz.

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Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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10/10/2020 08:46 AM
Tony Labrusca reveals his other passion: ‘Gusto ko mag-gupit ng mga tao’
Photo credit: @tony.labrusca Instagram

During the virtual press conference for his upcoming horror film U-Turn, Tony Labrusca shared one of the biggest turning points in his life while living in Canada before he joined local showbiz.

Siguro yung biggest u-turn ko yung pagbabalik ko dito sa Pinas kasi nung 20 ako, hindi ko alam kung ano yung gagawin ko sa buhay ko kasi nagtatrabaho lang ako minimum wage, nag-aaral ako mag-barbero tapos naisip ko lang parang, ‘Ito na lang ba yung magiging buhay ko?’ Ayoko lang kasi na naisip ko yung future ko na I would just live paycheck to paycheck, siguro pag 50 na ako makakapag-retire na ako ng mga anak ko. So sabi ko hindi ko alam kung anong meron para sa akin sa Pinas. Wala naman akong pera pero pumunta pa rin ako kasi ito lang naman yun, this is my home so kahit hindi ko alam anong gagawin ko, hindi ko alam kung anong meron para sa akin dito, pumunta pa rin ako. And it worked out for the best,” he explained.

Before going to the Philippines, the 25-year-old actor revealed he had another passion he was pursuing in Canada way before he thought of becoming an actor. “Actually nagtatrabaho ako ng three normal jobs lang. Tapos nag-aaral ako magbarbero pero hindi ko kasi ma-afford na pumunta sa school so nag-apprentice lang ako sa isang salon dun. So nung pumunta ako sa Pinas, wala akong balak mag-artista. Ang gusto ko lang gawin, gusto ko mag-gupit ng mga tao dito kasi akala ko nga yun yung gagawin kong trabaho. So sabi ko, ‘Siguro for sure naman yung mga walang pera magpagupit sa salon, papayag naman sila siguro kung ako mag-gu-gupit sa kanila.’ So yun yung balak ko,” he shared.


Tony said he only considered showbiz when he started running out of funds after returning to the country. “Sabi ko mag-ta-travel na lang ako sa Pilipinas, mag-gu-gupit ako ng buhok. Kaso naubos yung pera ko. Sobrang konti lang yung pera ko, mga $300. Yun nga lang, naubos ko sa Timezone. Araw-araw ako naglalakad papuntang Glorietta (laughs). Kaya ako nag-artista kasi nung naubos na yung pera ko, pumunta ako sa mga VTR so ayun (laughs),” he admitted.

Even though he is one of the busiest actors in showbiz today, the U-Turn actor said he has not given up on his dream of owning a barber shop someday. “Ayun na nga sayang. Marunong pa rin naman siguro ako mag-gupit pero repetitive kasi siya ‘pag hindi mo tinuloy-tuloy, medyo makakalimutan din nung kamay mo. So I’m not as good as before. Pero siguro kaya ko pa rin naman. That’s also on my bucket list na magpatayo ng barber shop,” he said.

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