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Aljon Mendoza and Karina Bautista are proud of their hosting experience on ‘Bida Star: Gandang Naturally Fresh’

Aljon Mendoza and Karina Bautista look back on their recently concluded online show.

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Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

FRESH SCOOPS

04/08/2021 11:08 AM
Aljon Mendoza and Karina Bautista are proud of their hosting experience on ‘Bida Star: Gandang Naturally Fresh’
Photo Credit: @karebautista_ and @aljonmendozaa Instagram

After announcing Ruth Paga as the new Ultimate Bida Star of the Bida Star: Gandang Naturally Fresh, the online show’s hosts Aljon Mendoza and Karina Bautista said they were happy to be able to enjoy another season of the show.

“Dati kami yung tinatawag na auditionees, now nagkaroon kami ng chance na kami yung magbibigay ng pag-asa sa mga auditionees naman. Napaka-thankful namin na we get to experience this opportunity but of course na-te-tense din kaya. Sobrang kinakabahan kasi kami yung magbibigay ng kaba at saya sa mga auditionees and pati sa mga viewers. Pero all in all napakasaya, ang dami kong natutunan and I think it’s the same with Aljon kasi kasama na rin namin yung AshTan and mas malaki na yung platform so at least alam namin na mas malaki na rin yung nasasakop ng mga Bida Star auditionees,” she said. 

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Aljon said hosting can still be a challenge for him. “Challenging pero fun pa rin siya at the same time. Madami siyang mga challenges pati sa aming mga hosts kasi kami mismo yung nag-se-set up. Medyo mahirap pero nakakaya namin. Before kapag kakausapin namin yung mga contestants, kami yung kinakabahan kasi ayaw naming maging hindi maganda yung kinalabasan. Gusto namin mag-enjoy sila sa competition. Merong pressure sa amin pero masaya dahil nag-e-enjoy kami,” he shared during the Bida Star mediacon last April 5. 

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After receiving good feedback online for their hosting talents, the love team known as Karjon said that they appreciate all the love from those appreciating their hard work.

“I’m very happy kasi nakikita ko naman yung mga reviews sa amin so siyempre nakakatuwa kasi nakikita nila yung improvement namin and siyempre hindi lang siya basta improvement kasi pinagtatrabahuan talaga namin siya. Nakakatuwa at saka very thankful kasi may nag-ga-guide sa amin. Nagagamit ko rin siya outside work. Yun yung maganda kasi sa hosting, hindi talaga siya para sa akin sa tingin ko dati. Pero nugn pina-try sa akin unti-unti ko siyang nagugustuhan tapos hanggang  gayon nagagamit ko na siya sa personal life ko. Halimbawa parang in terms of communication skills ko, mas nagagamit ko siya. Nakakatuwa,” Aljon said.

Karina is thankful for the support system that has been guiding them throughout the show.

“Siyempre sobrang pangarap ko itong pag-ho-host and nakaka-overwhelm naman na tinatanggap nila yung hosting namin. Although kung iko-compare mo talaga sa unang Bida Star namin at Kumu, eto feeling ko mas nag-improve talaga kami and nakikita ko rin yun sa sarili ko. Parang ang dami kasing techniques na kailangan ngayon kasi ito recorded and sariling set up and things like that. Nung unang shoot ko nagulat ako actually kasi sabi ko ‘Paano namin gagawin lahat ng ito? Paano namin pagkakasyahin sa oras, and paano ko ime-memorize lahat ng ito?’ Pero masasanay ka na lang and actually thankful ako sa mga tao behind the camera kasi sila yung nag-mo-monitor sa amin and nagsasabi na baka puwede naming i-change ito or i-try ito so dun din nanggagaling yung learnings namin sa hosting. Super thankful ako sa journey namin kasi natututo kami,” she said.

Although they have been hosting Bida Star together for the second year, Karina said she also sees the benefits of being able to host with other people in future projects.

“Sa hosting walang problema since pag-hosts naman ‘to. Maganda rin na mag-grow kami with different people kasi mas madami kaming matututunan kung makasama kami with different groups and teams. Pero wala namang problema sa amin ni Aljon and kung magsasarili man kmai sa hosting I think mas malalaman namin kung anong kaya namin kasi wala yung isa’t isa so alam namin walang sasalo samin so kailangan talaga namin mag-push at mag-aral. Pero as far as I know, okay naman yung tandem namin,” she explained.

During the Ultimate Bida Star mediacon, Karjon also shared some words of wisdom for winner Ruth Paga.

“I-enjoy mo ‘to at huwag mo masyado i-pressure yung sarili mo as long as pinagtatrabahuan mo pa rin ng maigi itong work mo at saka siyempre pray pa rin sa success mo. Simple lang kasi ang mahalaga kasi masaya ka at pinagtatrabahuan mo,” Aljon said.

Karina reminded Ruth to always be genuine on and off cam. “Always stay humble lang kasi marami ka pa talagang pagdadaanan and mas lalabas ka pa sa comfort zone mo so good luck. Sana hindi ka maapektuhan kasi now you are becoming a public person na you’re doing interviews and nandito ka na sa mediacon so there will be a lot more judgement sa trabaho and kung sino ka. But sana hindi ka magbago kasi sobrang gusto kita, the way na sobrang honest mo, hindi ka nag-su-sugarcoat. Super raw mo and ayokong magbago sa ‘yo yun. Sana nandun pa rin yung puso mo pag sumikat ko. Parang gusto ko nandun pa rin yung Ruth na tinanim mo. So, keep on learning, keep on striving, hard work talaga ang katapat,” she added.