Teen actress Maris Racal, who won as 2nd Big Placer during PBB All In edition in 2014, has some advice for the celebrity housemates of the reality show’s current season.
“Well, ‘yung mga housemates po kasi ngayon nakakalabas sila so sana po hindi maapektuhan ‘yung actions nila sa loob ng Bahay ni Kuya. Like, hindi sila magpapanggap na, ‘Ah ganito kasi ito ‘yung gusto ng tao.’ Just be themselves pa rin, walang magbabago,” she said, in reference to some of the tasks given to Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7 housemates.
Maris also stressed the viewers’ clamor for realness. “Ang gusto kasi ng tao ‘yung authentic, ‘yung totoo talaga. Hindi ‘yung nagpapanggap, hindi ‘yung gumagawa ng istorya so gusto po nila, like ako as a viewer, gusto ko ‘yung natural lang.”
Talking about housemates that Maris thinks are doing well inside the house, she mentioned the names of Yassi Pressman, 2-in-1 housemate Nikko Natividad and McCoy de Leon, and Nonong Ballinan.
“For me, like sa mga tasks, magaling si Yassi. Ano siya, competitive, like sobrang focused siya and sa housemates naman po, si Nikko at si McCoy kasi sobrang maganda ‘yung tandem,” she said, adding that Nikko, McCoy and Nonong enliven the house despite the pressure.
Speaking of keeping it real, Maris admitted feeling sad for the fans of her love team with current housemate McCoy de Leon. Prior to McCoy joining PBB, the two worked together on the now defunct late afternoon show, We Will Survive.
When asked about her opinion regarding McCoy and fellow celebrity housemate Elisse Joson’s growing closeness, Maris told PUSH.com.ph, “Gano’n talaga. Siyempre I felt a little sad lang kasi di ba, love team kami? I’m sad for the fans pero okay lang, friends lang naman kami,” she said. She also confirmed that, “Walang ligawang nagaganap” between McCoy and her.
“Pero ‘yung concern ko lang, ‘yung fans. Sana maging okay na ‘yung hearts nila,” she reiterated.
While Maris admitted that she got jealous over McCoy and Elisse in an earlier interview on PBB Lucky Season 7 online show, she later clarified that it was only a joke in a separate report by PUSH.com.ph.
Maris also has advice for the two.
Maris advised Elisse, “Just be strong kasi paglabas ng Bahay naman talaga magugulat na lang talaga lahat sa mga issues. ‘Yung advice ko sa kanya sa loob, be competitive but not too much, ‘yung sakto lang. ‘Yung sineseryoso talaga ‘yung tasks ni Kuya. Tapos, just be strong.”
For McCoy, “Advice ko sa kanya, patuloy pa rin maging McCoy like matutuwa ang mga tao sa kanya kasi siyempre sa personality niya, maraming nagkakagusto na mga tao so baka ‘dun maraming magvovote sa kanya,” she said.
As for Maris, she was recently launched a part of the Tunog Star Magic singers who will take turns in doing song covers and collaborations every Thursday starting July 28, to be uploaded on Star Magic’s YouTube page.