After getting his parents’ blessing to join showbiz, the eldest child of Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao Jimuel said he has no plans to give up on his passion for boxing even after joining the Squad Plus crew.
“I think it’s just a matter of time management. Ngayon, I only have school, boxing, and showbiz and since online naman lahat it’s a little bit more flexible. The schedule is mas madali i-manage ngayon and I always find time for everything naman, even training. I think kaya naman mai-balance lahat,” he said during the Squad Plus media launch last April 26.
After becoming an amateur boxer in 2019, Jimuel said he is still passionate about the sport that made his father a worldwide icon.
“Sa ngayon tuloy tuloy pa rin naman. I always find time to train since yun naman yun naman yung pinaka importante. Since I kind of started late na sa boxing so I have a lot of years na parang kailangan habulin, or so they say. Kaya ko naman siya pagsabayin. There’s always time to train and I’m motivated naman when it comes to boxing so kaya naman,” he said.
Aside from having a passion for acting and performing, Jimuel said that when it comes to music, his younger brother Michael is more talented.
“I like music a little bit and siguro one of my hidden talents is beatboxing so that would be one I would showcase if ever. Yung style ko ng beatboxing is competition style. That’s what I’m a fan of. So it’s all just beats that go harder and harder. Well I know a few instruments and I sing sometimes but I don’t think that I’m any good siguro. I think I’ll leave that field to my brother. I’m very supportive naman kasi me and my brother we’ve always been introverts. Mahiyain kami and now we’re trying to put ourselves out there para mawala or we improve as a person. I’m supportive naman of my brother’s music and I’m so proud of him. It’s like my brother’s way of coming out of his shell. I’m very, very happy for him,” he shared.
One of the things the 19-year-old Squad Plus member is very thankful right now for is the support of his followers.
“When it comes to fans, nagulat ako sobra because now uso na yung mga fan pages and mga ganun. Early on I didn’t have any and then very recently I started seeing a few and I’m just very shocked lang. You know I’m still a newbie here in showbiz. Parang unusual sa akin talaga. Dun ako nagulat. It feels good to know na may supporters ako out there and they’re there for me every time I have a project or every time I have a guesting. They’re always supporting me,” he added.