The ABS-CBN Ball is one of the year’s highlights for every Kapamilya star. Already, the housemates of Pinoy Big Brother Otso were included in the guest list of the network’s prestigious event. These red carpet newbies shared their thoughts about taking part in this major event.
“Sobrang saya namin na nakasali kami dito. Sobrang pogi po namin, di ba?” shared Yamyam Gucong. PBB Otso’s Big Winner was dressed elegantly in a black barong with gold buttons. It wouldn’t have been possible if not for the trust and support of so many people. To them, he said, “Maraming, maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat. Mag-ingat po kato palagi. Love ko po kayo. Sana magkita-kita tayo sa personal. Alam kong hindi niyo ako bibitiwan, dahiul mula sa bahay ni Kuya, pinagpatuloy niyo ang suporta hanggang sa paglabas ko. This is the beginning, so let’s get it on!”
Fumiya Sankai, in a white ensemble with some Japanese elements, shares Yam’s feelings . “I’m so excited. We become pogi dahil sobrang excited.” It’s his first time to see so many celebrities in one place, but admitted that he has yet to recognize them all. “Dito sa ABS, sobrang daming celebrities, oh my gosh. Sobrang ganda and sobrang pogi. But I’m so sorry, I don’t know them! I have to study about them. I think they are sobrang famous.”
Second Big Winner Kiara Takahashi, classy in a black and white gown, gave a shout out to those who inspire her. Her family aside, she finds inspiration in the people who were with her iduring her PBB journey. “Hindi ko akalain na maraming tao ‘yung boboto sa akin at maniniwala sa akin, so I’m doing everything now, not just for my family, but also for the people who believed in me and supported me up until now. I’m really thankful and happy that there are people who are there for me. Thank you po!” she stated.
Also walking the red carpet for the first time were Lou Yanong and Andre Brouilette. “We feel so blessed and so honored to be invited to this year’s Ball. Thank you, guys, for the support,” Lou said. It’s definitely a night to remember for the couple. “We get to do many things together, and I’m happy that we get to walk the red carpet together,” Andre added.
Ashley Del Mundo meanwhile looked forward to sharing the moment with her fellow Kapamilyas. “I’m super excited for this ABS-CBN Ball because I get to meet new people and engage with the fun. I’m really just keen on spending time with my friends.” When asked if she planned to stay in the Philippines for good, she answered in the positive. “Syempre naman, kasi I love the Philippines so so much. I can myself spending the rest of my life here.”
Lie Reposposa admittedly got nervous and excited. “Siyempre kinakabahan po ako, ninerbyos na baka madapa ako. Pero I’m happy na napabilang ako ngayon, kasi dati pinapanood ko lang ito, tapos ngayon nandito na ako.”
Kaori Oinuma, who came in a refreshing pink gown, shared the same sentiments. “Nakakakaba, nakakapressure kasi isa ako sa inaabangan kahit na baguhan ako. At the same time, thankful ako kasi sinusuportahan nila ako.” Kaori has only gratitude for everyone. “Sobrang grateful ako, sobrang honored, na nakatanggap ako ng invitation sa isang ABSCBN Ball, kasi I didn’t expect naman na mapapabilang ako dito at makakakita ng mga mas matataas na artista.” Aligned with the pro-children advocacy, she sees social media as a powerful platform in airing one’s opinions, such as in response to the needs of the youth now. “I think I can use social media para sabihin ang saloobin ko na education is really important sa kabataan ngayon.”