Evicted teen housemate Shey Bustamante denies that she is lying about her age and that she is a party animal.
Now that she is back in the outside world, Shey Bustamante is ready to prove all the nasty rumors about her wrong. While she was still a part of Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash of 2010, there were stories going around that she is not actually 17 years, not a native of Mindoro, and is a party addict. In an interview during the rehearsals for PBB: Unite at the Big Night, Shey calmly denied all of these. “I’m only 17 talaga. Pero I consider it a compliment na sinasabi nilang mukha akong hindi 17. Sa ugali ko, nagpapakatotoo lang ako. Ang meron lang kasi ako eh tapang. Sa loob ng bahay sinabi ko ‘yung nasa isip ko. Naging voice ako ng karamihan.”
She added that she is really from Oriental Mindoro and that she has been living in Manila only since last year. “Since last year dito na talaga ako sa Manila nakatira. Nag college kasi ako and magisa lang ako dito, wala akong kamag anak sa Manila. Taga Oriental Mindoro talaga ako. Kahit ipagtanong niyo pa ako dun sa Victoria. Rachel Bustamante, kilala ako dun.”
There also had been pictures published online showing her in a club drinking and smoking. Although she confessed she had tried going to clubs, she denied she got addicted to the life of parties. “Kaya naman ako napasama sa mga gimik kasi when I joined Bb. Pilipinas at ‘yung Mossimo Bikini Summit, nakakilala ako ng friends. Nagulat nga ako na meron palang mga bars at disco dito sa Pilipinas akala ko sa States lang. Ganun ako ka mangmang talaga. Nayayaya lang ako sa mga clubs pero sandali lang. Hindi ko rin nagustuhan.”
Though unlucky to be part of the Big Six, Shey has another reason to be thankful over her PBB stint, and that is the chance to meet her Australian father who she had never seen since she was born. “Nagkita na kami kaya sobrang saya ko. Sa una hindi ko alam ang gagawin ko kasi hindi ko naman alam ‘yung feeling na may tatay. Ngayon napapadalas na ‘yung pagkikita namin. Sa Makati siya nakatira. Gusto niyang ipagpatuloy ko ‘yung studies ko. Siya raw ang sasagot ng tuition ko. I’m happy kasi at least I don’t have to work that hard na tulad ng dati.”