Compared to other celebrities her age, Karina Bautista said she is blessed to be given more and more opportunities to showcase her talents not just as an actress but as a show host as well. The former Pinoy Big Brother Otso housemate said she is happy to be focusing harder on making herself even better this year.
“Ngayon, I’m more about bringing back my presence online so aabangan ang aking mga vlogs and I see that you guys are watching my TikToks naman so thank you so much. And sharing more of my journey on Instagram and thoughts on Twitter. But personally I’ve been reading books. I really want to start working out na rin,” she said during the Bida Star Singer mediacon.
As one of the original hosts of Bida Star in their fourth season this year along with Aljon Mendoza, Karina said she and her Viral Scandal love team partner are also open to doing projects without each other after being paired together for almost three years.
“Open naman ako and I’m happy na Aljon is open as well. Siguro open kami kasi we’ve been together for so long and I think now is the time to venture out and try new things, explore our acting capabilities, and step out of our comfort zones. Let’s see pero hindi naman namin pinapangunahan yung future. Kung ano man yung meron kami ngayon, ini-enjoy namin yun,” she explained.
Joining her as one of the female hosts on the digital song competition show is fellow PBB alumni and singer Anji Salvacion who Karina said she has gotten to know as a friend already.
“Nakita ko na kasi si Anji sa backstage ng ASAP rehearsals nun. Dumaan lang siya nag-hello tapos ako wala na akong matambayan nun so sumama muna ako sa kanila. Tapos ako as machika as I am, chinika ko siya. Sabi ko, ‘How was it after PBB?’ Tapos in fairness naman she was so genuine and sumagot naman siya so nagkuwentuhan kami and I was able to share a few things with her. I think if given the time na mas magkakasama pa kami hindi lang virtually, puwede kaming maging close. Kasi it’s like we rarely see each other naman pero feeling ko click yung personalities namin. So I’m very happy na siya yung nandito and siyempre singer siya. I think madami siyang alam sa hino-host niya,” she said.