With the intention of finding the country’s next biggest stars, TV5 joins forces with the Asian Academy of Television Arts, to provide the future stars intensive training in the various performing arts.
Calling himself a “half-Italian, half-Filipino from Canada,” Jon easily adjusted to living in the rough district of Lerma where his mother grew up, though people often tell him that his good looks make him stand out in the “squatter” community. “I truly love the people in Lerma because that’s where my mom is from. For me, it has always been about getting to know my mom’s past here in the Philippines. The more I looked, the more I fell in love with being here,” he shares. Jon arrived last February, and although he has been to the country many times before, he has never actually decided to stay for long – that is, until he made it to Artista Academy’s Top 16. With his looks, talent and intelligence, he is definitely one of the strongest contenders in the competition.
Jon is one of the 16 students of Asian Academy for Television Arts (AATA) which will have the chance to have the glamorous artista life and an astounding 20 million pesos worth of prizes await the ultimate Best Actor and Best Actress, making Artista Academy the biggest reality artista search in the country.