Paul Salas defends Justin Bieber: ‘Idol ko pa rin siya’

Despite his idol becoming involved in several controversies lately, Paul Salas says he still looks up to Justin Bieber.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

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5/3/2014 12:41 AM
Paul Salas defends Justin Bieber: ‘Idol ko pa rin siya’


052212-paul_main.jpgFrom starting out in showbiz as a contestant on a kiddie celebrity search to becoming a 16-year old heartthrob-in-the-making, Paul Salas said he is excited to become an adult. “Okay naman ang taon ko, sobrang saya kasi nag-16 na din ako at saka magkaka-student permit na din para matuto na akong mag-drive,” he shared.

The talented actor who was part of the 2012 hit fantaserye Aryana said he is happy to still get the chance to act in 2014. “Nag-wa-Wansapanataym ako kasama sila Sharlene San Pedro, ako ung duwende nila dun so na-enjoy ko naman yung role na yun,” he added.

Now that he is older, Paul said he enjoys getting the chance to live the life of a regular teenager and spending most of his time with friends both in and outside showbiz. “Masarap kasi di ba na-experience ko yung sinasabi nila daddy dati na pagka-teenager ko so sobrang saya at sobrang saya talaga maka-bonding yung mga Kapamilya natin. Ini-enjoy lang namin yung mga bonding moments ng mga ka-batch ko sa showbiz pag may mga occasions gaya ng pag meron may birthday, ganun. Mahilig din ako mag-basketball, yan usually yung pinagkakaabalahan ko para siyempre pumayat din ako kasi kain ako ng kain (laughs). At saka PS4,” he said.

For his next project, Paul admitted he hopes he can do more dramatic roles like his acting idol Paulo Avelino. “Gusto ko talaga parang yung mga role ni Paulo Avelino, kontrabida. Basta hindi ko pa na-ta-try eh yung kontrabida na sobrang parang Paulo Avelino talaga. Okay lang maging bad boy image din if ever kasi para kasing idol ko sila Paulo Avelino,ang galing pag naging kontrabida eh. Kasi puro good boy roles ako eh kasi gusto ko rin maiba,” he admitted.



Although he used to be compared to Justin Bieber before because of the way he dressed, Paul said that no amount of negative publicity or controversy can lessen his admiration for the international singer. “Idol ko pa rin siya at saka tingin ko sa States normal naman talaga lahat yun. Parang siyempre siya yung pinakasikat. Kahi mali yung ginagawa niya pinapakita pa rin niya sa buong mundo na may kaso siya pero idol ko pa rin siya. Lahat din naman ng tao nagkakamali so tao rin naman siya,” he explained.

When it comes to local showbiz, Paul said it's no secret he is attracted to a lot of Kapamilya beauties. “Crush ko si Julia Barretto pa rin, si Janella Salvador, marami sila. Actually lahat sila talaga magaganda. Hindi ko alam, malalakas talaga yung mga dating nila eh (laughs),” he confessed.

Though admittedly not courting anyone at the moment, Paul said he is happy being single and does not even have an idea of what he wants his ideal girl to be like. “Ano ba? Wala akong idea eh, wala, wala talaga eh (laughs),” he said.