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Ex-teen PBB housemate Jack Yoon admits there was animosity with Pinoy housemates

Korean Jack Yoon says he and the teenternational housemates felt they were not welcome by the Pinoys inside Kuya's house.

BY ABS-CBN CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

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6/6/2010 1:04 AM
Ex-teen PBB housemate Jack Yoon admits there was animosity with Pinoy housemates


Before getting evicted from Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash of 2010, Korean Jack Yoon took the lead in the defending his teenternational housemates during a serious argument with the Pinoys as they battles for one more slot in the Big Night. Jack said that after winning three assured slots in the finals, the teenternationals were already willing to give one other slot to the Pinoys housemates, if not only for the offensive rap song of the latter.

Kung gusto talaga nila mag-sorry, mag-sorry na lang sila. Pero kasi ang dami pa nilang ine-explain. Sina Joe (Vargas), Ivan (Dorschner), Tricia Santos, nagsasabi pa sila na kesyo nag-stay sila ng mas matagal kaya mas deserving sila, kung ano ano. Pero later on natanggap ko naman ‘yung sorry nila. At least naramdaman nila na mali ‘yung ginawa nila,” Jack explained. The teenternational later on decided to keep all the three slots they won. Now only two Pinoy teen housemates will have the chance to compete in the Big Night on June 26.

Ever since the teenternationals was tasked to live together with the other Pinoy housemates, Jack confessed he felt his presence was not really welcome. “Hindi namin na-feel na welcome kami na totoo. Siguro dahil matagal kaming nag-clash muna. Gusto talaga nilang manalo. Tsaka rin nasabi na namin, si Bret (Jackson) may gusto kay Fretzie (Bercede), ako may gusto kay Yen (Santos). Si Patrick (Sugui) at Ivan may gusto kay Fretzie, si Joe may gusto kay Yen. Kami ni Bret, naramdaman namin na hindi kami welcome, siguro dahil sa reason na ‘yun. Sina Joe at Patrick ang hindi namamansin, kahit sa bedroom kaya sobrang uncomfortable talaga sa amin. Nung na-evict si Yen namansin na sila.”

Jack was not really hoping he would land a spot in the finals. However, he just wished he had the chance to stay much longer because he was having so much fun with the experience of being a housemate. But now that he’s back in the outside world, the 19-year-old Korean is open to whatever opportunities that may come his way because of his PBB exposure. “Kapag may mga mall shows, guest sa TV, okay lang po sa akin. Kung may ibibigay sa akin na project, gagawin ko po ‘yung best ko para matuwa naman ‘yung mga viewers. Nung bata ako hindi ko talaga naisip mag-artista. Pero masaya rin po kung mae-experience ko siya. Hindi po talaga ako mapili kung ano ang gagawin ko. Kahit nga po comedy okay lang talaga.” He confessed having a crush on pretty and sexy celebrities like Maja Salvador, Angel Locsin, and Cristine Reyes.

Jack and his family have been living for seven years now in Lipa, Batangas where they manage a resort. He talked about the difficult adjustments he had to go through living in the Philippines. “Mahirap talaga kasi nung pumasok ako ng first year high school kasi konting English at Tagalog lang ang alam ko. Hitsura ko pa na singkit, so inaasar ako, lagi akong pinagtatawanan. Wala ako masyadong friends. Hanggang second year hirap ako mag-adjust.”

But now, one would be surprised to hear Jack converse very fluently in Tagalog and English. He said that he learned the language on his own without enrolling in a formal Tagalog lesson. “Sa school, ‘yung mga classmates ko pinakikinggan ko sila. Paunti unti nagagaya ko ‘yung mga words, kung kailan siya ginagamit. Nagbabasa rin ako ng Tagalog.”

Jack, or Sungbin Yoon in Korean, further shared the story how he got the name Jack.