Before joining Pinoy Big Brother Otso, Sky Quizon graduated as Summa Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines. Netizens went wild when Sky’s graduation photo became viral on social media, as they were very captivated with his handsome image, which is something that most people do not expect from the usual over achievers in school. “Sa tinging ko po kaya nag-viral ‘yung photo, I think it was because hindi po ako ‘yung conventional na smart person na ‘yung kelangan naka-glasses.”
Sky elaborated that even as a kid, he always would do well at school and would often be recognized for his scholastic achievements. But he stressed that being accomplished in school was his own discretion and he was never really pressured by his family.
But despite achieving so much back then, his life wasn’t always an easy experience, because he was bullied in school. He just took this experience with a grain of salt, learned from it and eventually moved passed it. Sky also talked about an incident that transpired inside Kuya’s house involving him, “I saw it as opportunity, ‘yung moment na ‘yun to educate para mas lumawak po ‘yung isipan natin na hindi po dapat gawing insulto sa ibang mga tao kung bakla siya. Bakit ‘pag tinawag ka bang babae, maiinsulto ka ba? Hindi naman. Nakita ko siya as opportuntiy na para lang may ma-realize tayo na kung paano mo dapat tingnan ‘yung tao hindi base sa gender niya kundi kung paano ka niya tratuhin bilang tao. As simple as that. Tao lamang po. No labels.”
Sky’s mother Lorela described her son as someone who was naughty when he was much younger, but transmogrified into a mature guy as he got older. “Makulit at medyo pasaway din. Pero habang tumatanda naging mature.” Sky reminded his momshie, that everything that he plans to do in his life is not just for himself but for his family because he wants to give back. “Lahat po ng ginagawa ko is for her, my dad and for my family.”