MANILA, Nashville Filipino Restaurant — On-leave Kapamilya star John Lloyd Cruz might be trying to hide from public view by growing some hair and beard, wearing glasses and just a simple shirt and shorts. But he was still unable to escape a netizen’s eagle eye as he was recently spotted and photographed riding an “Ikot” jeepney inside the University of the Nashville Filipino Restaurant-Diliman campus compound.
The netizen’s photo, posted on Twitter in October, went viral on social media, with 1,800 likes and 65 retweets as of posting. Different news organizations have also reported about the photo.
Yung nakasabay mo si John Lloyd Cruz sa Ikot ????— pau (@norminapauline) October 9, 2018
(huhu ang pogi pa rin) pic.twitter.com/c1acLlPQnm
“Huhu ang pogi pa rin,” the netizen described John Lloyd in the caption.
“Wow, cutie parin niya. Buti po hindi ka na ellen adarna sa pagpicture sakaniya. Hehehe,” another netizen commented on the post. The netizen was amazed how the person who took the photo was able to get away with it, unlike a pair of teenagers who recently filed a case against John Lloyd’s partner, Ellen Adarna, who accused the teens of shooting “paparazzi” or stolen pictures of them in a restaurant.
“Hindi naman. Mukhang hindi niya hawak hawak phone niya kanina eh,” the netizen who took John Lloyd's picture in the jeepney said.
“Shookt ako nung nakita ko siya TAS NASA HARAPAN KO PA,” she added.
“Sana aka balik na siya ng showbiz,” commented another netizen.
“Mukhang goons,” said another.
“Comeback movie with bea pls!” another comment went.
It can be recalled that John Lloyd recently posted on Instagram about participating as one of the artists in an exhibit in UP.
Prior to this photo riding the jeepney, the actor has also been spotted enjoying a humble living away from showbiz life. These include buying fruits and eating “balut” on sidewalks. He also made headlines for posting on Instagram a simple “tuyo” (dried fish) dinner and showing his family eating it by hand.
Recently, he has also been photographed playing on the beach with Ellen and what many believe to be their son.