John Carlo "JC" Barreras Tiuseco (born April 16, 1985) is a basketball player, model, actor and college student of San Sebastian College. He became the winner of the first season of the Philippine version of the reality television series Survivor.

Personal Life
Tiuseco was born in Manila and the youngest of the three children of James Tiuseco and Rosemarie Barreras. He spent his grade school days in Chiang Kai Shek College and studied in Sunny Hill School during high school.

He was passionate about basketball since his childhood and dreamed of becoming a professional player.

Tiuseco is studying in San Sebastian College and taking up Management as a major. He is also a member of the college's basketball team, which competes in NCAA Philippines.

During his auditions in Survivor Philippines in a medical test, he was diagnosed of having a mitral valve prolapse so he had to get a medical certificate to a cardiologist that he was fit for the challenges.

Modelling Career
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]

He also landed a spot as one of 2007 Cosmopolitan Magazine’s 69 Hot Bachelors.

Survivor Philippines
Tiuseco became notable when he decided to join the Philippines' franchise of the reality television series Survivor, Survivor Philippines. He defeated Robert Vincent "Rob" Sy, 7-2, with the seventh vote resulting from him winning the popularity vote mentioned above. 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.

Post-Survivor Philippines
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.

Because of his good looks, many people were speculating that Tiuseco will enter the world of show business. He said that if there's a 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.

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.

He admitted that he had a great crush on Heart Evangelista.


Year Show                       Role
2009  Unang Hirit               segment host
2009  Maynila                    Jeff
2009  Dear Friend: Karibal  Kiko
2009  Maynila                    Allan

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