Gentle giant Isaac Go stays grounded, vows to use newfound fame to inspire others
Ateneo hero Isaac Go says fame 'won't change me.' Jerome Ascano

ISAAC Go has vowed to remain grounded amid all the attention he has been getting at the end of the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball finals, vowing to use his new-found popularity to inspire others.

The 21-year-old Ateneo slotman has seen his popularity skyrocket after playing the hero's role in the Blue Eagles' run to their first UAAP men's basketball championship in five years.

Go said he feels blessed to be so popular that he became a trending topic on Twitter and his name was chanted by the Ateneo crowd in the final moments of the decisive Game 3 win.

“It’s different,” said Go in an online message to SPIN.ph. “I feel really blessed right now, to be able to be this famous and to get that attention.”

Go and the rest of the newly crowned UAAP champions have been busy doing the customary rounds of media interviews, including a recent taping for a guesting at Gandang Gabi Vice on ABS-CBN.

Go hinted on Twitter he sang a line or two in one of the TV guestings.

“So I just destroyed all hope for a singing career with one line #itgonnaraintom,” wrote Go on his official @IsaacGo1 Twitter account.

The 6-foot-7 Go, however, has vowed to put his new-found popularity to good use, saying he wants to be an inspiration to others.

”However, it won’t change me,” said the gentle giant. ”My parents have raised me well and I won’t allow fame to change me.

“This is just gonna inspire me to work harder so that I can inspire the younger generation,” Go said.

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