When director Caloy Ramirez was conceptualizing the new promotional video for Petron, he knew that he had to tap Cebuana celebrity rider Jet Lee—not because she is an endorser for the oil company, but more for the fact that she has mean riding skills.
“The best si Jet, walang double-double,” the man behind Caloy Ramirez Films and Aerials told Top Bikes Philippines. “As the director, ako ang natakot madisgrasya ang talent namin. Pero she really (knows her way around the bike); kahit nung umulan, game na game siyang tapusin yung shoot.”
Lee, who is also a motorcycle vlogger and serves as an ambassadress for LTO Region 7, is the face of the Petron promo titled ‘Basta Kuyog Tang Duha, Way Blema,’ whose music was derived from the song ‘Wa’y CBlema’ by local band Wonggoys. Ramirez and crew filmed for five days all around Cebu—from Medellin, Toledo, Aloguinsan, Oslob, Guinatilan, Boljoon, and back to Cebu City.
Ramirez admitted that it was risky to shoot in some of their locations, but Lee and the production team pulled it off. He shared: “Some roads are beside mountain cliffs without railings, but she managed to ride safely. (When it came to) chasing shots, she was able tail my pickup truck at a high speed.”
If anything, it was Lee’s wild popularity among the locals that proved a challenge. According to Ramirez, they had to quickly pull out from some of the locations because it came to a point where they couldn’t control the crowds.
For reference, Lee has 1.5 million followers on Facebook, 188,000 followers on Instagram, and 119,000 subscribers on YouTube.
“Nakakabilib lang, grabe yung fans ni Jet anywhere we go. Kahit motorcycle rider on top of the mountain kilala siya, ha ha,” he said. “Some fans found out kung saan resort kami nag-stay. They waited there until dark to take photos. She also gave them signed calendars.”
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