Apart from being one of the fast rising love teams in the country, former Pinoy Big Brother Otso housemates Tan Roncal and Ashley Del Mundo, also known as “AshTan,” are very thankful to be part of this year’s Bida Star Gandang Naturally Fresh as hosts along with Aljon Mendoza and Karina Bautista.
“Sobrang honored kami and sobrang thankful na given this opportunity. And we’re here kasama yung KarJon and we’ve been through the audition process, we’ve been through the nerves, yung kaba, and we’re really excited to see yung aspirants to reach for their dreams just like we did,” Ashley said.
Tan said he can definitely relate to all the aspiring participants of the show. “I’m super blessed kasi I didn’t expect na magiging host ako. Naranasan ko rin mag-audition and alam ko yung hirap and kaba kapag nag-o-audition. It feels great na maging host kasi may bago kaming matututunan sa work namin and it feels great din working with KarJon,” he admits.
Although fans have been shipping them since they first got paired together in 2019, Ashley revealed she and Tan actually spent Valentine’s day apart from each other. “Since malayo kami ni Tan and since pandemic, we celebrated it as individuals kasami namin yung families namin. Pero of course, hindi naman nakalimutan. He sent me a message, binati niya ako ng Happy Valentines,” she revealed.
The two Bida Star Gandang Naturally Fresh hosts said that they are not trying to compete with other love teams because they would rather help support their fellow artists in the industry.
“I really don’t see competition kasi iba ibang strengths kami. We all have qualities na different. You really have to uplift one another although we get compared a lot to KarJon. In this industry okay lang naman yun hindi naman maiiwasan yun yung pag-compare,” Ashley said.
“We don’t feel naman na merong competition sa ibang love team na mga friends naman namin,” Tan added.
Watch Bida Star Gandang Naturally Fresh with AshTan and KarJon at 6pm on the Star Hunt & Star Magic Facebook and Youtube accounts.