How did you end up in the Big Brother house?
Actually, hindi ko idea yun eh. Nag-stop ako ng school nung time na yun and sinabihan lang ako ng kasama ko sa bahay na magaudition ako. So sinubukan ko and I was lucky enough to be considered.
Seeing how everything is transparent in the Big Brother house, can you tell us something people don’t really know about you?
I’m a completely different person sa labas. Kasi sa loob ng bahay, parang gusto ko i-try yung walang nagbabawal sa akin sa kung ano’ng gusto kong gawin. Pero sa labas I’m serious, not naman completely the opposite sa ipinakita ko, pero iba pa rin. Kasi run parang war freak mode ako nun eh. Ha ha!
So you’re actually very calm?
Yes, calm and quiet. Siyempre, talkative sa friends, pero still different [as compared to the PBB house]. Kaya my family was disappointed sa ipinakita ko sa bahay. Kasi yung family ko is very righteous, parents ko pastors, grandparents ko very active sa church, mga tipong ganun. Pero sa loob ng bahay, gusto ko wala lang, “Puwede bang walang rules, walang makialam sa gusto ko?” I wanted to try to have some fun doon sa loob.
How will they react to this shoot?
Ewan ko, pero whatever decisions I have in my life, they know it’s mine to make. They didn’t even know about this [shoot]. If they find out, well, wala na silang magagawa—it’s out!Ha ha!
Sounds like a rebel child talking.
You could say that, pero para sa akin, I just don’t want other people making decisions for me anymore. Kasi dati, lahat ng decisions came from my family. Pero ngayon, I don’t want to blame anyone, kaya I want to make all the decisions myself. Ayoko nang mag-blame ng kahit na sino, na parang, “Ah, nagkamali ako dahil sa inyo.” Dapat I only have myself to blame. Now it’s also all about, “Ano kaya ang kailangan kong job para maging self-supporting na ako?”
Admirable. Any space for a love life in that list of priorities?
Meron naman. Kasi having a love life keeps you happy and strong. So you just have to balance. Ang dami kong kailangan i-balance! Family, love life, career… pero that’s what I want to keep me happy.
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