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Most important lesson Young JV learned from sex video scandal

By: - Reporter
/ 12:03 AM June 25, 2018

Young JV

The first two weeks following the leak of his sex video scandal in 2014, singer Young JV recalled, could only be described as “a living hell.”

He got depressed. He couldn’t get out of the house and couldn’t even bring himself to read all the texts that had his phone beeping nonstop. He turned down gigs—that was if they hadn’t been already canceled.

But it wasn’t all bad, at least in hindsight. That rough patch in his life, JV realized, only made him stronger and more committed to his craft.

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“There was nothing I could do about it, anyway. All I could do is move on. So, I told myself, ‘I will strive to be a better singer, songwriter and performer. I want to be the best person I can be,’” he told reporters at his launch as the new endorser of Megasoft Hygienic Products.

“I learned things the hard way. But at least now I know that I can overcome whatever obstacles I encounter along the way,” added the pop-R&B singer-songwriter, who has also been focusing on acting as of late. He was last seen in the ABS-CBN television shows, “Bagani” and “Since I Found You.”

He admitted that he still has some regrets over what happened.

“I regret that it had to come out and that I did such a thing. I was irresponsible. It was misguided,” he said.

But one of the most important lessons he learned from the experience, JV related, is that one must always own up to his or her mistakes, no matter how serious or embarrassing they are.

“Be true to yourself. Apologize and face the consequences. Denying your mistakes would only make you look worse. It’s tough, but eventually, you will pull through,” he said.

Advice

What advice would JV give other people who may be going through something similar?
“We all commit mistakes in our lives. If you fall down, there’s no reason for you not to stand up,” he said.

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The 27-year-old recording artist has been “exclusively dating” Miho Nishida, grand winner of the reality show “Pinoy Big Brother 737.” Though he feels that Miho is aware of his private video, JV is grateful that the television personality doesn’t feel the need to bring it up.

“I think she knows. But she has never asked me about it. It’s not in her character,” stressed JV, who recorded a song with Miho titled “123.” “Maybe she just feels that past is past.”

JV and Miho, who were both part of the fantaserye “La Luna Sangre,” have been dating for five months now. But, they would rather not put labels on their relationship.

“We have been getting to know each other better, and so far, so good!” he said. “I was just so happy when she told me that we’re seeing each other exclusively.”

They have “very different” personalities, JV observed, but perhaps it’s simply a case of opposites attract.
“Somehow, it brings out the best in us. We complement each other, we help each other,” he said. “And it works. I’m surprised.”

While their relationship gets considerable support from fans, JV does get his fair share of bashing, particularly from avid fans of Miho and her ex-boyfriend, Tommy Esguerra.

“Sometimes, I answer back, pero ’di naman ako bastos. I’m just human. Some even bashed my friends, petty stuff. So, I just told them to stop the hate,” said JV. “If you hate me, you can come to me and say it to my face.”

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