Yen Santos is happy with her acting debut in Mutya

Former PBB Teen housemate Yen Santos admits she has always wanted to get into showbiz.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

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2/2/2011 7:59 AM
Yen Santos is happy with her acting debut in Mutya


After her stint on Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash of 2010, Yen Santos is all set for her acting debut in Primetime Bida'rsquo;s newest fantaserye Mutya where she plays the role of tomboyish Melinda, the younger sister of characters played by comedians Ogie Diaz and Cacai Bautista. "May pagka-boyish ako dito. Tomboy pero eventually magiging girl din kasi magkakaroon ng love interest. Nakatira kami sa burol. Makukupkop namin si Mutya," she told Push.com.ph during the press con last 27 at the ABS-CBN compound.

The 20 year-old, who was known as one of the prettiest faces in her batch in PBB, admitted that her Mutya character was a challenge because she is the total opposite in real life. "Nung una, naisip ko na, 'lsquo;Oh no tomboy ako dito!'rsquo; Kasi yung totoong ako is girl na girl. Pero nung nasa set na, sobrang nag-enjoy ako kasi challenge siya pero at the same time masaya talaga sa set. Inisip ko na kailangan kong maging astig so ginagawa kong magmukhang astig. Parang hindi naging mahirap sa akin kasi nagtutulungan kami dun," she said.

Yen, who was dubbed the "Little Miss Sunshine ng Nueva Ecija" during her stint inside the PBB house, said she enjoyed the experience of being around more experienced actors. "Masaya and super funny kasi dahil dalawa yung kapatid ko dun, si Ate Cacai at Kuya Ogie, sobrang masaya palagi. Tawanan lang kami pag hinihintay namin yung take namin. Tapos tinutulungan nila ako para mas mapaganda yung performance ko," she shared.

Even though it took some time for Yen to be given her first drama project, the pretty Star Magic talent says she is always grateful to have work. "Kasi para sa akin dumadating rin yun at hinihintay. So ngayon, first teleserye ko ito, sobrang happy and very thankful ako na kasali ako sa Mutya and super ganda ng show," she said. Yen is also currently part of the weekday afternoon show ShoutOut and the upcoming teen-oriented show Good Vibes, which also includes some of her PBB batchmates.
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Yen said that getting the chance to go into showbiz has always been her dream even before she entered PBB. "Gusto ko talaga. Kaya ako pumasok sa PBB dahil gusto ko makapasok sa industry na ito. Gusto ko talaga mag-artista. Para sa akin, magandang stepping stone ang PBB para makilala ako and yun yung unang-una kong audition talaga and luckily napasok ako," she recalled. Yen said that even though she wants to be an all-around entertainer, she wants to hone her acting skills the most. "Ang gusto ko talaga is to act. Yun talaga. Alam ko kulang pa ako sa singing kaya gusto ko rin matuto pa sa pagkanta. Natututo na ako sa dance kasi nag-w