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Manolo Pedrosa on meeting his dream girl Julia Barretto: ‘Medyo kinabahan ako’

Manolo Pedrosa admits he is not courting Maris Racal or Nicole Barranda.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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11/27/2014 11:01 AM
Manolo Pedrosa on meeting his dream girl Julia Barretto: ‘Medyo kinabahan ako’


112714-manolo_main.jpgAfter being part of the Primetime Bida series Hawak Kamay, former Pinoy Big Brother All-In housemate Manolo Pedrosa said s he is happy to be part of the teen-oriented weekend show Oh My G! “Sa show minsan nahihiya ako kay Piolo Pascual pag kasama siya sa eksena. Pero mabait pa rin sila kasi pinapansin nila ako kahit nahihiya ako. Sobrang proud ako sa blessings, na binigyan ako ng opportunity ng Oh My G! na makasama ko ulit si Janella (Salvador). Second time namin together, nung una sa MMK. Kasama ko din si Marlo (Mortel), love triangle po siya. Shooting will start around this month. Sa MMK sobrang bait niya, sobrang patient kasi kahit experienced na siya and ako hindi pa experienced, hinihintay niya ako. Pag mali yung lines ko sasabihin niya okay lang yun, go lang. Sobrang patient niya,” he told Push.com.ph.

The 17-year-old aspiring actor said he is enjoying learning the ropes through acting workshops for Oh My G! “Nung una, gusto ko mag-commercials lang sana pero biglang I got interested in acting so gusto ko na. Nag-workshop na kami ni direk Noni and I would say na getting ready na ako in a way. Sobrang mahirap yung acting, madami yung requirements, madaming kailangan gawin so it wasn't what I expected when I was inside. For now siguro I want to do rom-com. Gusto ko makasama yung mga teenagers like si Julia Barretto, Kathryn Bernardo, and Janella Salvador. Sila yung ka-age ko so sila yung gusto ko maka-work with. Dati nag-commercial na kami ng mom ko, Happee toothpaste. Matagal na rin yun, four years ago. Pag dating naman sa acting, idol ko si Gerald Anderson kasi kahit sobrang galing niya at sobrang taas niya, humble pa rin siya ganuun yung gusto ko,” he admitted.

112714-manolo_main.jpgDuring his stay in the PBB house, Manolo was considered a heartthrob who was linked to his co-housemates Nicole Barranda and Hawak Kamay co-star Maris Racal. Manolo, who has never had a girlfriend, set the record straight regarding his status with the two pretty girls. “Parang weird kasi akala ko si Maris yung walang love team sa house tapos biglang siya pala yung love team ko so nagulat lang ako pero now I'm just going with the flow and masaya siya kasama sa Hawak Kamay and I'm enjoying it na. Siguro sa house medyo naiilang pa kami, medyo shy pa siya pero now sobrang close na kami. We bonded na sa house kasi. Basta hindi naman ako nanliligaw sa kanya noon sa loob eh, ano lang, like like lang po. Sa Hawak Kamay kami yung magka-love team so we bond more. Masaya siya as a co-worker, sobrang fun to be with. Kasi bata pa kami, 17 ako and 17 rin siya. I also wish for her to be humble rin kasi I see a good career and future for her,” he explained.

Although everyone expected him to court Phoemela Barranda's daughter Nicole, Manolo said he only wants to get to know her more as a friend for now. “Yung totoo naman talaga, kami ni Nicole parang getting to know lang, parang normal friends lang so hindi naman kami. We went out pero biglang sumama sila Jacob, sila kuya Ranty pero technically it was a date na. We don't see each other much anymore kasi parang naka-cancel yung workshop, there's not many things where I could get the chance to see her and busy na din kaming dalawa,” he said.

In showbiz, Manolo admitted he does have one big celebrity crush, Julia Barretto. “Nakita ko na siya nung nag-host kami ng ASAP Chillout. Medyo kinabahan ako kasi kakalabas ko lang ng bahay nun so hindi pa rin ako magaling sa hosting. Nagagandahan ako sa kanya,” he admitted. When asked if given the chance would he ever ask her out, he immediately said, “Of course! (laughs)”