"I feel that God really planned that.”
These were the words of Shanaia Gomez as she described being part of the celebrity edition of Pinoy Big Brother: Kumunity Season 10 as a divine intervention.
Shanaia shared that she actually auditioned in the previous seasons of PBB but did not make the cut.
"The year that I thought that I was going to give up on trying show business, was the year that I got into Rise Artists Studio (the talent management arm of ABS-CBN Films). The year that I said I’m not going to audition for ‘PBB’ anymore, is the year that I got in to ‘PBB.’ It’s so amazing, because I feel that God really planned that," she said in an interview with ABS-CBN News.
In the same interview, Shanaia also talked about her stint on Idol Philippinesprior to her journey on PBB. Despite the challenges she encountered when she joined Idol Philippines, Shanian remarked it helped her find her voice as an artist.
"I felt like I needed to experience Idol Philippines. I needed to experience that in order to allow myself to have thicker skin, in order to allow myself to find my voice, to find the confidence in my singing, to be able to know that your self-worth is not based on what other people say about you," she said.
"I needed to experience those things. It built my character. I’m grateful for every small thing, even the bashing," she added.