Santino Rosales, the son of Jerico Rosales, has joined the stable of talents of local entertainment production company Viva.
Viva Artists Agency, the talent management arm of Viva, made the announcement through a social media post on Thursday, August 13, introducing Santino as “Viva’s newest heartthrob.”
“We are pleased to announce that Santino Rosales is now part of the VIVA ARTISTS AGENCY family!” it said.
“Get to know more about him tomorrow at 6 p.m. as we hold his online press conference live on our Facebook page! Don’t miss it!” it added.
While it may appear that he’s finally joining the show business, Santino, 19, has been vocal about his choice not to follow in the footsteps of his celebrity father.
In a 2016 interview with Push, Jericho’s son, who is a varsity player, said he would like to continue his career in football and join the modeling world instead.
Santino used to play for the football varsity team of his high school, Collegio de San Agustin, and the Makati City-based professional football association Kaya Futball Club. After he finished his secondary education last March 2018, he joined the Men’s Football Team of the De La Salle University, where he studies for college.
Aside from playing sports, Santino has also been modeling for two years, and works for the Professional Models Association of the Philippines (PMAP).
Santino is Jericho’s son with Kai Palomares, his former partner. The actor is now married to Kim Jones.