Melai Cantiveros on her showbiz success: 'Parang magic.'

Though she has reconciled with the idea that she is an actress, Melai Cantiveros has not yet accepted the fact that she is famous.

BY BERNIE FRANCO

FRESH SCOOPS

9/28/2010 8:35 AM
Melai Cantiveros on her showbiz success: 'Parang magic.'


While Melai Cantiveros has already earned the title Prinsesa ng Masa, she still hasn'rsquo;t gotten used to the idea that she is now someone popular. "Dati kinakabahan talaga ako. Dati hindi naman ako artista ngayon parang okay na sa akin ang feeling na friend ko na si Toni (Gonzaga). Pagpunta ko sa ABS-CBN hindi na ako kinakabahan pati mga direktor [kaibigan ko na]. Natanggap ko na artista ako pero hindi pa nag-sink na sikat na ako kasi iniisip ko trabaho lang."

But with her newfound fame, Melai is also aware that she is very prone to controversies, such as that one time that she arrived late to a taping which led some to assume that she already had an attitude problem. "Sinasabi nila na lumalaki ang ulo ko kasi na-late ako one time sa Kokey at Ako, pero nag-sorry naman ako," she explained. "'rsquo;Yan naman talaga ang isyu 'lsquo;pag na-late ka lumalaki ulo mo pero siguro 'lsquo;pag lumaki ang ulo ko, I'rsquo;ll change a lot, mag-English ako n'rsquo;yan," she joked.

On a positive note, the lass from General Santos City is simply thankful because she achieved showbiz success in a short period of time. "Thank you talaga, Lord. Sobrang pasalamat kasi okay ang life ko ngayon hindi ko in-expect. Last year ano ba ang buhay ko? Simpleng tao. Tingnan mo ang nangyari ngayon, may flowers na ako, may teleserye, parang magic pero sobrang happy ko."

The funny actress also said that she is also overwhelmed by the big support that her previous project, Inday Bote, garnered. She said that she was not aware that the Wansapanataym offering was a top-rater and so she was surprised when she was informed about it.

At present, Melai is doing Kokey @ Ako and Banana Split.