Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, did you know that Kapamilya actor Jericho Rosales has a teenage son?
The former “The Hunks” member is proud of his 17-year-old son, Santino. Santino is Jericho’s son with model Kai Palomares. Santino was thrust into the limelight when he modeled for the Ayala Style Origins: Emoticonic fashion show.
Behind the bright lights and the runway, Santino loves to goof around with his dad, Jericho.
In the video uploaded by Youtube channel “Avid Fan,” a compilation of clips from the social media accounts of Jericho and Santino showed the wacky side of the father and son tandem.
It looks like the two were working out, but decided to “werk it” by strutting and dancing to an upbeat tune instead. Perhaps Echo was teaching his son how to better own the runway?
Next, we hear Jericho belting out the lyrics to “Let’s Groove” by Earth, Wind, and Fire, while his son filmed the impromptu performance.
Echo also gave us a tip on how to beat the hellish traffic: sniff rubber shoes in the car. Santino totally agreed with his dad’s tip. We later learned that those kicks were Common Projects and cost about P20,000 a pair.
As Jericho took a whiff of the white sneakers, he said “Glorious!” while wishing it was his. Turns out, the pair of kicks was a birthday gift to Santino.
Another clip showed the pair at a mall, with Santino waiting for the train to cross. While at the mall, Jericho was sitting and watching the carousel. His son captured the looping video and captioned it with one word: “Emo.”
Although Santino’s parents are separated, the young model still gets to spend time with his dad during weekends and off-days. He also shared that he is cool with his dad’s wife, Tita Kim Cajones.
While many are anticipating his entry into showbiz, Santino won’t follow in his dad’s footsteps.
Why? Santino explained:
“I've seen the way the industry is, and I've seen the way it gets to you and it doesn't really appeal to me. I'd rather stay outside the limelight and also because of competition. People will start comparing me with my dad like what happens with other people, and I don't want that. I'd rather build myself as my own image, not as someone's son.”
He also thanks his mother for influencing him to go into modeling. “My mom was a big inspiration to me because she was a model also before.”
Aside from owning the catwalk, Santino also plays football for his high school’s varsity team as well as Kaya FC, a Makati-based football club.
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