'The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition' contestants Raffy Tan and Hazel Chua say they will support each other all the way to the finals.
As the country’s biggest reality TV show gets closer to its grand finale on October 8, Saturday, at the Ynares stadium in Pasig City, The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition
sweethearts Raffy Tan and Hazel Chua shared with the press how they support each other until the final weigh-in.
thing sa amin, nagtutulungan kami. Wala sa amin yung
though contest ito, hindi mo yun makikita sa amin.
If one is down, ipu
-push up namin talaga.
And kung makikita man namin yung sarili namin sa
finals, of course kasi siyempre iba ‘pag
inspired,” said Hazel. Her boyfriend Raffy, whom she only met when they joined the show, said he plans to keep his promise to Hazel until Biggest Loser
Season 1’s last episode. “Ever since the day na naging
close kami ni
-promise na ako sa kanya na tutulungan ko siya hanggang sa huli.
And yun naman yung
dream namin eh, na nandun kaming dalawa sa huli.
We started this so ang ganda na
we end this together,” he admits during The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition
press conference held last September 20 at the Dolphy Theater inside the ABS-CBN compound.
As their relationship blossomed on-cam, 22-year-old Negros Occidental native Raffy said he has learned not to be shy about showing his feelings for Hazel despite the fact that they were always surrounded by cameras. “Nung
since sinasabi ko naman sa kanya na totoo naman lahat nung sa akin, hindi na ako nahihiya.
Willing naman ako na ipakita sa lahat yun eh.
Nothing to be ashamed of,” he stressed.
Hazel admitted she couldn’t help but fall for Raffy during their stay inside the Biggest Loser
camp in Cavite. “Nung na
extra sweet na siya
, extra caring, siguro doon nag
-start. Actually one time nag-hyperventilate ako sa
camp and siya yung unang-unang taong tumulong sa akin
so yun yung
time na nagsimula na
,” she said.
Now that they are both waiting for the final weigh-in on October 8, the two admit that they have really incorporated fitness and exercise into their daily lives and even do workouts together. “May
times na magkasama kami. Tinutulungan ko pa rin siya
and we’re still pushing each other hanggang sa huli kami.
Sometimes sabay pa rin kami nakakapag-
gym pag ‘may
time,” Raffy shared.
The two contestants admitted that during the course of the Biggest Loser
camp, they also had time to discover a lot of new things about each other. “It’s the simple things. Always kong sinasabi na meron kaming mga
common interests. Weird yung mga
common interests namin eh,
like hilig namin mga
Disney, favorite namin mga
Chinese food, mga ganun. Kung paano kami tumaba, naging parang pareho
reason namin kung bakit tumaba kami,
” Raffy said.
Hazel, on the other hand, said that she values Raffy’s sincerity the most. “Lagi ko naman sinasabi sa kanya, gusto ko yung
sincerity niya kung papaano niya tinanggap yung unang
Hazel na pumasok sa
camp. Hindi siya nag
physical appearance or anything, more on talaga sa
inner, kung papano niya ako kinilala
,” she admitted.
The two also share that they appreciate the support given to them both on and off cam by the show’s host Sharon Cuneta and Game Master Derek Ramsay. “Kay
Derek kasi, kahit sobrang hirap na hirap kami, yung hindi na kami makatayo sa
challenges, talagang siya
super effort sa pag-
motivate sa amin. Kay
Miss Sharon naman, yung
thought lang na may
host na puwedeng maka
-relate sa mga
contestants niya ng buong-buo.