By just looking at him, it’s obvious that Aljon Mendoza possesses physical attributes we commonly look for a heartthrob – tall, handsome, and good taste in fashion. Although he is so-called “artistahin” this 17-year-old young lad from Macabebe, Pampanga admits that he actually is very shy and reserved.
Thus, aside from joining Pinoy Big Brother: Otso to help his family, he also aims to overcome his social anxiety during his stay inside the house since he has to develop rapport with his fellow housemates who came from different walks of life and bares different personalities.
Since many girls are arguably crushing over this matinee idol in-the-making, we rummaged through his Instagram account in order to know him better. And here are the three things we found out about him.
He loves to goof around
Behind his shy persona, Aljon is surprisingly playful as what the snaps he uploaded suggest. Aside from his undeniably swooning selfies, his page is also bombarded with photos he randomly took – from a frog trapped in a hollow block, the food and delicacies he’s about to eat, random scenarios, to the sceneries or and places he was at. While his shots could already pass as IG-worthy snaps, what caught our attention more are the captions he wrote that are often short, either in words or emojis, and arguably witty.
What makes him extra lovable (or enviable, perhaps) is in spite of making funny faces, he still looks amazingly handsome.
He is active at school
Going through his account, we discovered that he is completely more than just a pretty face. Ladies would surely admire him more because he is also an achiever and active at their school.
Taking up General Academic Strand, the 17-year-old cutie-and-brains graduated in junior high school and accomplished the first quarter of Grade 12 with honors and incredibly high ratings.
Aside from studying, he also kept himself busy at school by participating and winning in extra-curricular activities, such as intra-school cosplay convention, art club, stage plays, and pageants. But what helped him boost his confidence more in facing the crowd and the camera is being a part of their school’s award-winning television broadcasting team, wherein he is one of its news presenters. In fact, he was declared the Best
Anchor during the 36th Divisional Secondary Schools Press Conference (DSSPC) held in Pampanga last year.
He loves hanging out with his family and friends
While other boys his age are more inclined in playing computer games or loitering elsewhere, the “Shy Charmer” apparently differs from them as he seems to prefer spending his leisure time with his friends and family.
When not doing academic nor other school-related activities, he and his barkada, classmates, or club mates enjoy doing random stuff together.
Meanwhile, we were also able to spot lovely photos of his bonding moments with his parents and three siblings, but most of the time, with his equally-adorable nephew Baby Raj.
Can Aljon’s charm and skills help him get through the challenges inside the house? Let’s find out by watching PBB: Otso weeknights after Halik and weekends at 7:30 pm, and be updated with the latest happenings via PBB: Otso Gold weekdays after Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Los Bastardos.