Ejay Falcon's dad Erning couldn't help but turn emotional as his son recalled his journey inside the Pinoy Big Brother house during his inaugural address as Vice Governor.
Ejay joined Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus in 2008. He was proclaimed the Big Winner.
It was the first local teen edition which housed guardians inside the house. Tatay Erning was the Guardian Big Winner for the said season.
Speaking before a huge crowd gathered before him, Ejay — who won as Vice Governor of Oriental Mindoro — recalled how he convinced his dad to enter the house with him. Ejay hails from the town of Pola.
“Sabi ko, papasok ako ng PBB. Pero ang kondisyon nito, sasama ka. Hindi siya pumayag, ayaw niya talaga. Ilang linggong pakiusapan ‘yun,” he said.
“Nung nakapasok ako ng PBB — mabait ang Diyos — hindi lang ako ang pinapanalo niya. Big Winner din siya,” he added.
Ejay said the situation he was in at that time when he was living in the province inspired him to join the show.
In an exclusive interview with PUSH, Ejay said he won’t leave showbiz behind.
“Hindi ko naman tatalikuran ang showbiz. Mahirap talikuran ang pag-arte at malaking bahagi na yan ng buhay ko. Sa ngayon, siyempre focus muna tayo sa pagiging bise gobernador,” he said.
“Pinagtiwalaan ako ng aking mga kababayan kaya gusto ko na ibigay sa kanila ang oras at atensyon ko para magampanan ko nang maayos itong bagong papel ko,” he added.