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7 Facts About David Licauco That Will Make You Swoon

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Our well-rounded ginoo.

Apart from being our favorite ginoo, David Licauco has other talents that will give you more reason to stan even harder.

You might know David Licauco as the arrogant-turned-charming ilustrado Fidel in the Gen Z rei-magination of Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere, Maria Clarra at Ibarra. One-half of the FiLay ship, David has recently been filling our feeds with trending and kilig-to-the-bones (that confession clip is everything) scenes from the hit teleserye, gaining a great following because of his undeniable chemistry with Barbie Forteza’s Klay. But apart from being this year’s breakout actor, the Chinito heartthrob also has some other skills and talents up his sleeves outside of the limelight. Wanna get to know more about David? Let’s look at some of the swoon-worthy moments when David Licauco showed us that he’s more than just your boy next door.

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ENTREPRENEUR

@davidlicauco At your service! ✌️ @kuyakorea #foodtok #foodtiktok #foodtrip #foodtripph #koreanfood ♬ original sound – David Licauco

If you’ve been following David Licauco on social media, you would know that he’s also a successful entrepreneur managing multiple businesses of his own. And it’s just fitting for David who graduated from De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde with a degree in Business Management and was inspired by his parents who were also in the entrepreneurial field. David is currently thriving in food entrepreneurship with his own brands such as Sobra Comfort Food, Kuya Korea, 25th Burgers, As Nature Intended, and other franchises, most of them he founded amid the pandemic. Look at how hands-on he is in the TikTok video where he takes, makes, and serves the order by himself.

BALL IS LIFE

@davidlicauco

For u 😘

♬ Slow Motion – Trey Songz

Did you know that before David Licauco ventured into show business, he was the shooting guard of the CSB Blazers? Basketball has always been one of his passions so it’s not surprising that David always makes the time to be at the court and play his ultimate sport.

FITSPIRATION

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Missing the gym

♬ Sweat – Myles Erlick

With David being a former athlete, there’s no questioning his efforts to always stay in good shape, making him a fitness inspiration for all his fans. David also owns a gym, a testament to his dedication to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and encouraging others to achieve their best selves.

AWARD-WINNING ACTOR

David Licauco holding his trophy
Photo from David Licauco’s Instagram

Not only is David Licauco an actor, he’s also an award-winning one. For his 2019 rom-com film Because I Love You, which he starred in with Shaira Diaz, David garnered the New Movie Actor of the year honor from the 36th PMPC Star Awards for Movies, a highlight of David’s seven-year spanning career.

HE CAN SING

David Licauco singing
Photo from David Licauco’s Instagram

As if all of that is not enough to impress you, it seems that David Licauco will also melt your hearts with his voice. Just listen to him as he sings It’s The Best Thing, an original song from the series Heartful Café, which he headlines with Asia’s Limitless Star, Julie Ann San Jose. A fan has also unearthed another video of David strumming and singing to Frank Sinatra’s Fly Me To The Moon.

KEEPING IN STYLE

@davidlicauco #gmagalanight ♬ original sound – David Licauco

Before making a name in the entertainment industry, David Licauco was busy going to go-sees as a model and joining pageants. In 2014, he even won first-runner up in the Mr. Chinatown pageant. So, it’s a given that our favorite ginoo always keeps himself stylish. Like in the GMA Thanksgiving Gala earlier this year where David looked dapper as ever.

SUPPORTIVE BROTHER

@davidlicauco Hahahah @jameslicauco_ ♬ original sound – David Licauco

As evident in his social media posts, David Licauco is a family guy, always spending time with his loved ones. Whether it be vacation trips or special occasions, David never fails to express his love for his family. Look at him being a supportive sibling to his mini-me and younger brother James as they have fun together during the latter’s birthday.

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