UST Tigers Player Caught Working as Meat Vendor at Wet Market
University of Santo Tomas bench player Albert Bordeos found himself becoming a viral trending topic over the weekend.
The point guard, who's had limited playing time thus far in the UAAP, became an online sensation after he was photographed working as a meat vendor at a market in Pasig City.
Bordeos was naturally surprised with the sudden fame since it wasn’t his first time to help out in the family business.
“There is nothing to be ashamed of because this is the source of income of my parents. They sacrifice sleep every night just to support me and my siblings,” said Bordeos
He added, “When I don't have training at UST or during offseason, I go home to Pasig to help them."
The unexpected fame had a positive impact on the family income for that day, and Bordeos couldn’t be more thankful.
“On the day (the photo went viral), it was like we hit the jackpot. All our meats were sold,” he shared. “When I opened my social media account in the morning, I was surprised to see so many messages from people looking for me.”
Aside from his online fame, Bordeos is hoping that 2020 will be his breakout year, especially in basketball.
He’s still eligible to play for three more years in the UAAP and he’s looking forward to make the most of his collegiate career.
“Maybe it's the Lord's way for this photo to go viral so that I don't stop reaching for my dreams and the dreams of my family,” he said. “There are still many things I want to achieve in basketball and for my team in UST.”
This story originally appeared on Spin.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.