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Melai Cantiveros says the hard work she is putting into her showbiz career is worth it

BY ABS-CBN CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

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7/1/2010 8:07 AM
Melai Cantiveros says the hard work she is putting into her showbiz career is worth it


With numerous projects lined up, Pinoy Big Brother Double Up Big Winner Melai Cantiveros is happy about the opportunities to hone her acting skills while being able to help her family financially. At present, Melai is part of Precious Hearts Romances Presents Impostor, Banana Split, and the upcoming fantaserye Kokey @ Ako.

She was also pleased to know that her Impostor co-star Maja Salvador thinks that she and boyfriend and leading man Jason Francisco are natural actors. Melai is grateful to Maja who gives her acting tips whenever they tape for Impostor. “Si Maja ang nagsasabi na galingan ko. Si Maja inspirasyon namin, sinasabi niya, ‘Kaya mo ‘yan.’ Tinuturuan niya ako,’” shared Melai.

The probinsiyana from General Santos City said that while her career is not easy, she draws her motivation from her family. She said that she sends part of her earnings to her family and lets them manage the water-refilling station franchise which she won in PBB. “Pinapadala sa pamilya [‘yung bahagi ng pera tapos] ipon-ipon [ako].”

In terms of her love life, Melai said that it is a blessing that she and Jason work together in most of their projects even if they don’t get to have so much quality time together. “Kilala naman namin ang isa’t-isa, choks lang po,” she explained. “Hindi lang kami nakakalabas, pero hindi kami nahihirapan nagti-text lang.”