A lot of people were shocked at the announcement Ateneo Lady Eagles team captain Julia "Jia" Morado made after the Thanksgiving Mass held at the Church of Gesu in Ateneo last May 6. Even with another playing year left with the team, Jia, who recently graduated from college, also chose to graduate from the team.
Not even a week after her announcement, Jia found herself trending again because someone compiled her boyfriend's loving posts for her and about her. For those of you who don't know her yet, here are eight things we found out about her.
- Her relationship is goals.
Jia and her boyfriend Miguel de Guzman started out as best friends. Jia initially wanted for it to remain that way, but it looks like the universe had a different plan for them.
- Their ship name is JiaGuel.
Fans of volleyball and their relationship love calling them that.
- She likes to take pictures.
Aside from playing ball, Jia's also likes taking pictures. Landscapes are her strong suit.
- She just graduated college.
She finished BS Psychology.
- She has three siblings.
Two girls and a guy.
- She's quite the birthday greeter.
Whether it's for a teammate, her family, friends, or boyfriend, Jia always has a heartfelt birthday message for him or her.
- She has a pillow business.
Her most popular product is the six-piece burger pillow set!
- She loves to travel.
She's been to Japan, Singapore, and a lot of local destinations already.
Jia Morado 2020 Updates:
A lot has happened since 2017. Jia Morado, now 25 years old, is the star setter of the Creamline Cool Smashers. She's also a three-time Premier Volleyball League Finals MVP.
On October 1, 2020, at exactly 11:11am, she got engaged to Miguel de Guzman, her boyfriend of five years. (via Spin.ph)
What do you love about Jia Morado? Feel free to share them in the comments below!