JC Tiuseco

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JC Tiuseco
Born John Carlo Barreras Tiuseco
(1985-04-16) April 16, 1985 (age 29)
Manila, Philippines
Occupation Actor, model
Years active 2008-present

John Carlo "JC" Barreras Tiuseco (born April 16, 1985) is a Chinese Filipino actor, basketball player, TV host and model. He achieved fame after participating in and winning the first season of the Philippine version of the reality television series Survivor.

Personal life[edit]

Tiuseco was born in Manila, son of James Tiuseco, a businessman and his wife Rosemarie Barreras a registered nurse and businesswoman. He has 2 siblings, Vivian Tiuseco (who manages the family business and own business) and Karl Anthony Tiuseco (has own business).

Early life[edit]

Tiuseco spent his grade school days in Chiang Kai Shek College and studied in San Sebastian College-Recoletos, Manila during high school.[1]

He was passionate about basketball since his childhood and dreamed of becoming a professional player.[2] He played with jersey #12 as a member of the San Sebastian College basketball team, which competes in NCAA Philippines.[citation needed] He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Management.

Modelling career[edit]

Tiuseco also works as a model. His most notable job was the Bench Denim and Underwear Fashion Show.[citation needed] He also placed second to his basketball teammate Ram Sagad (Pinoy Fear Factor contestant) in the 2007 Century Tuna Superbods Beachfest, and has appeared in one of Century Tuna's television advertisements.[3]

Endorses Penshoppe for his clothing apparel.

In 2007 he landed a spot as one of Cosmopolitan Magazine’s 69 Hot Bachelors.[4]

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Survivor Philippines[edit]

Tiuseco won the first season of Survivor Philippines in 2008. He defeated Robert Vincent "Rob" Sy, 7-2, with the seventh vote resulting from him winning a popularity vote. Tiuseco's win was already leaked months earlier, however, when a showbiz-oriented website published the alleged results of the Final Tribal Council on October 2008 after two of the show's staff were overheard in a coffee shop about the show's outcome. Paolo Bediones, the host of the show, labeled that website's report as a spoiler when that article first appeared.[5]

Post-Survivor Philippines[edit]

Tiuseco said that Survivor Philippines helped him a lot in his life. He learned how to be contented of what he has right now. He also gained confidence to face problems that will come in his life.[6]

Because of his good looks, many people were speculating that Tiuseco will enter the world of show business. He said that if there's an opportunity given to him, he'll probably enter show business. He is currently taking up a dance workshop and voice lessons in University of the Philippines.[6]

He is currently hosting in the GMA Network weekday morning show, Unang Hirit. He is also the endorser of Elements, the new perfume of Penshoppe as well as the clothing apparel. As an actor, Tiuseco played minor roles in GMA shows until he was given a major role of Troy (originally played by Tonton Gutierrez) in Sine Novela: Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin, which stars Maxene Magalona, Patrick Garcia, and Glaiza de Castro.



Year Show Role Network
2015 Pari 'Koy ABS-CBN
2014 Ilustrado Antonio Luna GMA Network
2014 The Half Sisters Carl GMA Network
2013 Adarna Heron GMA Network
2013 Maghihintay Pa Rin Ricky Alvarado GMA Network
2013 Indio Diego Silang GMA Network
2013 Teen Gen Harold GMA Network
2012 Temptation of Wife Bernard GMA Network
2012 My Daddy Dearest Chris 'CJ' Javier GMA Network
2012 Spooky Nights: Kasambahay Jeff/Edward GMA Network
2011 Ruben Marcelino's Kokak Roco GMA Network
2011 Sisid Ahmed GMA Network
2010 X-Life Himself/Host Q Network
2010 Langit sa Piling Mo Jerry Narciso GMA Network
2010 Full House Marcus, Nurse GMA Network
2009–2010 Sana Ngayong Pasko Bernie GMA Network
2009 Sine Novela: Kung Aagawin Mo Ang Lahat Sa Akin Troy Samaniego GMA Network
2009 Dear Friend: Karibal Kiko GMA Network
2009 Unang Hirit Host/Himself GMA Network
2008 Survivor Philippines Sole Survivor GMA Network


Year Movie Role Producer
2012 Shake, Rattle & Roll 14: The Invasion Private First Class Tomas Pugeda Regal Entertainment
2010 Mamarazzi Ray Regal Entertainment


  • 2009 PMPC Star Awards for TV "Best Male-New TV Personality" for "Unang Hirit" (Nominated)


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