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Melai Cantiveros on life plans before showbiz: ‘Mag-abroad at mag-asawa ng Amerikano na matanda’

Melai Francisco talks about her life plans before joining show business.

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Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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06/15/2021 02:58 PM
Melai Cantiveros on life plans before showbiz: ‘Mag-abroad at mag-asawa ng Amerikano na matanda’
Photo Credit: @mrandmrsfrancisco Instagram

More than a decade after winning Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up and Melai Cantiveros has her hands full raising her two daughters with husband and fellow PBB alumni Jason Francisco as well as hosting Magandang Buhay with Karla Estrada and Jolina Magdangal.

Last May, Melai and her fellow momshies also released their first movie together Momshies! Ang Soul Mo’y Akin which she considers a challenge given the current pandemic. “Mahirap pero talagang warrior naman talaga tayong mga Pinoy so talagang nilalabanan natin at mas gumaan at sumaya kasi kasama natin ang mga kaibigan,” she said.

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In the soul-changing comedy, Melai shared a bedroom scene with her co-star and real-life husband Jason which some netizens considered daring for her.

“Ginawa ko lang yun kasi kasama ko asawa ko and joker naman talaga yun. Sobrang joke yung pagkagawa namin. Wala naman siguro maano dun sa ginawa namin kasi kadiri. Siguro madaming nasuka kesa na-sexy-han sa amin. Ako talaga nag-suggest kay direk. Hindi ako nag-dalawang isip kasi si Jason naman kasama ko asawa ko naman and para mas nakakatawa naman so walang problema,” she explained.

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Melai said that she relates to her latest onscreen role in terms of love for family.

“Ang similarity ko kay Mylene sa buhay ko is yung pagiging busy din na minsan wala ng time din sa asawa at sa mga anak. Pero si Mylene kasi wala pa siyang mga anak doon. Minsan inuuna mo yung pangarap mo kasi di ba gusto niya maging vlogger din talaga so parang ganun din ako na charge while the iron is hot. Minsan kailangan mo din talaga i-balance kasi ang asawa mo nangangailangan din ng time so similar din siya,” she said.

 

 

During her younger years growing up in General Santos City, the 33-year-old actress admitted she had completely different plans in life before becoming a celebrity.

“Yung unang-una kong plano nung hindi pa ako nag-artista kasi yung plano ko hindi naman talaga mag-artista. Bago ako mag-artista ang plano ko mag-abroad ako at mag-asawa ng Amerikano na matanda. Kasi di ba parang yun yung sinasabi sa mga probinsya na parang dun na na-stuck yung utak ko na para maahon ang pamilya sa kahirapan. So parang gusto mo na makita ang abroad. Somehow yun din ang pangarap ko,” she revealed.

After marrying fellow PBB housemate Jason Francisco in 2013, Melai has been happy with her family life which includes their two daughters Amelia Lucille and Stela Rosalind.

“Actually mas nagkaroon talaga ng time ngayon para sa connection, parang mas nag-usap ng mas deep, nagkakilanlan pa ang mag-asawa kasi nung time na yun sa ilang oras lang naman sa isang araw dun kami magkikita sa gabi lang matutulog pa kayo. Talagang madaming time mag-away, mas madaaming time magkaayos, at mas madami pang time mag-bonding (laughs),” she added.