With the local entertainment industry currently feeling the major effects of the pandemic, more and more showbiz personalities are finding alternative ways to earn a living in a time of national lockdown.
Last September 10, actress Nadine Samonte proudly shared that aside from selling her personal line of beauty products, she is now also a dried fish vendor.
Netizens responded to this announcement with positive and supportive comments, commending the 32-year-old actress for being humble enough to admit her current business. She also received multiple inquiries if she was open for resellers from netizens looking for business opportunities.
In her latest Instagram post, Nadine wrote, “Yes we sell dried fishes na din. You know why? Nung nakatikim ako nito super sarap why? Actually matagal na ko bumibili niyan and lagi kami meron dito sa house kasi fave din ni Heather ang danggit and dilis.
What a wonderful morning with my little Heather she is so sipag i let her do chores na din para at an early age marunong na sya at natuturuan na😅. Yes i love washing and ironing and cleaning mas gusto ko hands on ako sa ibang bagay kasi minsn our kids follow what we do.Thats the reason din kung bakit wala ako sa showbiz im enjoying every minute na kasama ko mga anak ko and my fam❤️ i love doing anything for them❤️❤️❤️ at 11am natapos din kami haha sa dami nyang nilabhan namin ah😅 at ang kulit ni Heather lumublub na din sya at kaya hiwahiwalay ang damit dahil hinahabol namin si mister sun🌞☺️😅 have a happy day everyone😍😊
“Etong mga dried fishes na to are fresh from Masbate tapos unsalted lahat kaya masarap. We sell by batches etong mga andito ngayon lahat sold out na po. We will post next batch availability and prices. We have danggit, sweet pusit, palad flakes, big dilis boneless and small dilis. Lahat hindi maalat and fresh from Masbate pa talaga kaya malinamnam hehe.”
The actress also said she is not ashamed in selling dried fish.
“Hindi ako nahihiya na magbenta ng ganito kasi sa panahon ngayon kelangan natin maging madiskarte and hindi nakakahiya kasi masarap talaga. Ang sabi ng asawa ko the new D&D queen daw ako ng south hahaha meaning? Danggit and dilis hahaha,” she shared.
Yes we sell dried fishes na din. You know why? Nung nakatikim ako nito super sarap y? Actually matagal nko bumibili nyan and lagi kami mern dito sa house kasi fav din ni heather ang danggit and dilis. Etong mga dried fishes na to are fresh from Masbate tapos unsalted lahat kaya masarap. We sell by batches etong mga andto ngyn lahat sold out na po. We will post next batch availability and prices. 😊 We have Danggit, sweet Pusit, Palad Flakes, Big dilis boneless and Small dilis lahat hindi maalat and fresh from Masbate pa tlga kaya malinamnam hehe. Hindi ako nahihiya na magbenta ng ganito kasi sa panahon ngyn kelngn natin maging madiskarte and hindi nakakahiya kasi masarap tga😅😊 Ang sabi ng asawa ko the new D&D queen daw ako ng south hahaha meaning? Danggit and Dilis hahaha😅😅😅
Nadine first entered showbiz via the first season of the showbiz talent competition StarStruck back in 2003, making it to the top five and besting more than 100 other contestants. Her stint on the show led to more acting opportunities in TV and movies.
She is now a freelance artist.