IT’S a new UAAP volleyball season and the much-anticipated tournament has a new game announcer, Kassie Gormley.
The third-year communication arts student from the University of Santo Tomas is the new voice of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.
Gormley felt both pressure and excitement, replacing the late Rolly Manlapaz, who set such a high standard for commentating.
“Of course may pressure
“[But] when I first found out I was super excited,
Although she was only told about the job two days prior to the start of the tournament, she got her rhythm pretty quickly.
What surprised her, though, were the people comparing her voice to the one in the Mobile Legends app.
“Siguro today lang, I was asking the FD’s and the directors
“I listen to it [Mobile Legends] and I guess ka-
“So going into today I tried to modulate a little bit
But despite Gormley's efforts, people on social media had a lot to say. The outspoken commentator, however, did not bother to pay attention to the comments from the bashers.
“Deadma lang, I’m just doing my job,” she said.
Before she debuted as an indoor volleyball game barker, Gormley, 19, already had a stint with beach volleyball.
This story originally appeared on Spin.ph.
*Minor edits have been made by the FHM.com.ph editors.