Popularly known as Marlon in the hit fantaserye series Aryana and as Jonas on Toda Max, Paul Salas admits he enjoyed the downtime during the Star Magic Games held last July 29 at the Celebrity Sports Club in Quezon City. We spotted the teen star enjoying the joust area after his events. “Enjoy ako dito kasi parang bakasyon na rin namin itong mga artista kaya sobra-sobrang enjoy,” he shares. The young actor also shared that he and recent Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Big Winner Myrtle Sarrosa are becoming close friends after she guested on Toda Max. The Aryana actor admits it all started when Myrtle was interviewed on Bandila and she admitted who she admired in showbiz. “Nung sinabi ni Myrtle sa Bandila na crush niya ko, ginuest na din siya sa Toda Max so abangan nila yung love team namin dun (laughs),” he tells Push.com.
Paul admits he found it flattering when he heard about what Myrtle admitted on national television even though he had never met her before. “Sobrang saya ko kasi nung napanuod ko pa lang si Myrtle sa PBB, nung napapag-usapan namin ng mga kaibigan ko kung sino yung pinakamaganda sa PBB, sabi ko, ‘Si Myrtle, yan ang mananalo.’ So nung nanalo siya tapos narinig ko sa Bandila na crush niya ako, siyempre masaya kasi feeling close friends na din kami, parang best friends from first time namin magkita sa Toda Max, nung pagkakita namin best friends na kami,” he admits. After meeting the popular teen housemate for the first time during taping, Paul says he couldn’t help but admire her. “Hindi siya naka-pang cosplay nun. Sabi ko, ‘Wow ang lakas pala ng appeal ng babaeng ito. Kasi ang ganda eh, ang ganda ng buhok niya, mukha niya, parang malakas talaga appeal niya,” he says.
Their friendship is going deeper as Paul shares they have already made plans to hang out even after her guesting on Toda Max. “Nag-aayaan kaming dalawa sa Eastwood next weekend. Mag-bo-bowling lang kami, ganun. Pareho kasi kami mahilig dun. Sabi kasi niya, ‘Uy parang ang saya pala makasama ikaw.’ Sabi ko, ‘Tara! Sige gusto mo mag-hang out tayo next week?’ he admits. Even though it’s going to be a group date with the rest of the friends, Paul says he looks forward at getting the chance to get to know Myrtle better and even plans to buy her some ice cream. “Oo, excited na ako. Kasi na-miss rin niya yung ice cream kasi sa PBB house walang ganun eh. So na-miss niya yung mga ice cream kaya bibilhan ko siya. Hindi ko pa alam kung ano favorite flavor niya. Gusto niya daw yung Haagen Daaz na ice cream eh.”
Even if Myrtle is three years older than him, the 14-year-old actor says he is not thinking about courting anyone at this stage in his life. But he also does not want to say that he will never consider courting her in the future. “Ewan ko (laughs). Hindi po, siyempre bata pa kami pero hindi mo alam, love is blind (laughs),” he adds. Paul even defends his new friend against her detractors. “Alam niyo si Myrtle sobra sobrang bait na babae yan at saka sobra siyang maka-God kaya wala akong bad comments sa kanya. Grabe, lagi niyang sinasabi sa akin sa text ng take care, God bless, so laging may God.”
Paul Salas defends Myrtle Sarrosa against detractors
The teen actor admits that he finds the PBB Teen Big Winner a very nice person.