“Para ako talagang nanalo sa lotto.” This was how Melai Cantiveros described having the chance to know and work with Kris Aquino. Melai, together with Jason Francisco, are currently the guest co-hosts of Kris on her morning talk show Kris TV.
“Sobrang supportive niya sa aming dalawa ni Jason lalo na sa career namin. Gusto niya na mag-excel kami, ma-enhance ‘yung hosting namin, matulungan kami ni Miss Kris,” Melai explained. Apart from the opportunity to work with her, Melai was also grateful to the Queen of All Media for being a good influence on her and Jason.
The Pinoy Big Brother alum added that Kris really made her feel at ease by constantly keeping in touch with her. “Every now and then tinatawagan ka niya sa cell phone. Isipin mo, kapatid ng president at ang papa at mama niya nasa pera, ‘yung mukha ng papa at mama [nasa P500]. Isipin [mo] tumatawag sa ’yo… parang sinasabi ko talaga-talagang swerte,” she mused.
In addition to that, Melai also related how generous Kris is. “Marami na siyang naibigay sa akin; dalawang dress na di na niya nagamit, gift check, bagong camera na Samsung... Sobra akong na-feel na special ako,” explained Melai.
Apart from Kris TV, Melai is also doing the nightly show Banana Nite and its weekend counterpart, Banana Split. She is also seen in the teleserye Apoy Sa Dagat and will be one of the hosts of the upcoming reality-based TV show, I Dare You.
For all these opportunities, Melai feels really blessed. “Grabe talaga… pag si Papa God talaga pag nagbigay ng [blessings], natutulala ako parati.”