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EXCLUSIVE: Sharlene San Pedro on turning 18: ‘Dapat talaga may magbago’

Sharlene San Pedro talks about how it feels to finally be of legal age.

BY RHEA MANILA SANTOS

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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4/9/2017 9:00 AM
EXCLUSIVE: Sharlene San Pedro on turning 18: ‘Dapat talaga may magbago’


040817-Sharlene_PUSH.jpgAfter turning 18 last April 5, Sharlene San Pedro admitted she was touched when her fans still organized a part for her and Jairus Aquino. The meaningful joint celebration also included 29 street children from the Virlanie Foundation. “Actually sabi ko ayoko talaga mag-debut, yung tipong party na mag-ga-gown ako. Ayoko talaga kasi nag-ga-gown lang naman pag may events. Tapos sabi ko parang mas gusto ko children’s party. Tapos sabi nila, ‘O sige kami bahala sa children’s party.’ Sabi nila mag-se-celebrate kami kasama yung mga bata,” she told Push during the party held last April 8 in Manila.

The Langit Lupa actress revealed she is still processing what it truly means to turn 18. “Hindi ko pa maramdaman yung pagbabago pero tumangkad daw ako (laughs) parang yun lang naman yung naramdaman kong pagbabago. Pero dapat talaga may magbago, dapat maging mas responsible na kasi 18 na. Since 18 na puwede ka na makulong (laughs) mga ganun. Yun yung biglang pumasok sa isip ko. Bawal na ako mag-violate ng rules at dapat mas mag-mature pa as a person,” she said.

Since her love team partner Jairus turned 18 a few days before her, Sharlene said he is still basically the same. “Hindi ko rin mapansin eh. Parang naging mas maporma lang siya ngayon (laughs). Kasi stylish siya,” she added.

Apart from being part of a Kapamilya drama series, Sharlene said she is also enjoying her stint as the youngest VJ on MYX. “Kung sa girls ako pinakabata, kung sa boys si Jairus. Ako yung pinakabunso. Pero sa tingin ko hindi naman ako nahuhuli. Kumbaga nakakasabay naman ako. Hindi naman nila ako bini-baby. Parang gusto rin nila makasabay ako sa mga jokes nila, ganyan. Continuous pa rin yung taping namin ng Langit Lupa. Nag-vi-VJ pa rin kami ni Jairus sa MYX everyday so hindi ko pa rin alam yung mga susunod na projects pero sana abangan nila,” she shared.

When it comes to hosting, Sharlene said she has always looked up to Minute to Win it host Luis Manzano. “Si daddy Luis siya talaga yung parang dati naman kahit hindi pa ako nag-ho-host idol ko na talaga yan. At saka si Toni Gonzaga kasi sila parehas parang sobrang witty nila. At saka hindi sila nauubusan ng mga sasabihin. Kapag sila yung host na kasama ko, parang hindi ako ma-ba-blanko, hindi kami mauubusan ng sasabihin,” she explained.

A year after becoming a bonafide VJ, Sharlene was happy to share how she has grown in terms of hosting. “Parang sobrang laking factor nun na nakatulong sa akin at saka parang naging confident ako pag nagsasalita sa maraming tao kasi dati parang pag tumungtong ako sa stage tapos nakita ko sobrang daming tao parang nag-fi-fidget agad ako. Parang hindi ko alam kung anong gagawin ko tapos parang nag-su-stutter ako. Ngayon sa MYX talagang natulong nila sa akin yung confidence eh pag nagsasalita sa harap ng maraming tao. At saka yung parang mas naging responsible din ako na alam ko yung ginagawa ko as a host na kapag nag-pe-play kami ng music videos dapat inaaral namin, ganyan,” she said.