<script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script> <!-- Showbiz Portal Bottom 1 300x250, created 10/15/10 --> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px" data-ad-client="ca-pub-1272644781333770" data-ad-slot="2530175011"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script>
Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Sep 29, 2010

Survivor Comedienne Myka Flores Thinks Ervic Vijandre Would Win

FOUR CASTAWAYS are out of “Survivor Philippines Celebrity Edition”. Princess Snell voluntarily quit and after this, Magan, one of the three tribes in the island, had to vote out a tribe member. Even viewers were surprised when “Born to be Wild” bet Doc Ferdz was eliminated by tribe leader Buhawi Meneses when he has extensive knowledge about the great outdoors. The tribe then lost another immunity challenge and, in the second tribal council, it was “Bubble Gang” comedienne Myka Flores who got voted out. In the last tibral council, the Magan tribe only had four members: Buhawi, Mico Aytona, Elma Muros and Solenn Heussaff. The last three voted out Buhawi so only 14 castaways now remain.

GMA’s Jojo Aquio arranged for an interview of the four ousted castaways, but Princess turns out to be in Australia while Doc Ferdz is taping in Subic, so only Myka and Buhawi made it to the presscon. Do you know that Myka’s real name is Marissa? But she had to change it because the head of GMA News is already named Marissa Flores. She’s turning 41 today, September 30. The youngest of two daughters of a Pinay and an Amerasian who met in Clark Field, Myka’s parents separated when she was only a year old and she never met her dad. She grew up in Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija then found work at Century Tuna. “Picker ako, separating the white meat from the black meat. When I lost my job there, I met actress Susan Lozada and she got me as production assistant. She guested in ‘Bubble Gang’ at dun ko nakilala si Direk Uro de la Cruz na siyang kumuha sa’kin. Yung screen name kong Myka, galing sa May Kailangan, kasi tuwing may kailangan sila, akong tinatawag nila. Now, ten years na ko sa ‘Bubble Gang’ at nakakuha na ko ng bahay sa Sta. Maria, Bulacan na hinuhulugan ko.”

Is she married? “No, single pa. Nagka-boyfriend ako pero nag-break kami kasi natatakot akong magpa-chorva, kaya virgin pa po ako hanggang ngayon kahit patingnan nyo pa sa doctor. Ang dapat nga tinawag sa’kin sa ‘Survivor’, ang Virgin ng Isla kasi ako ang siguradong Virgin doon.”

All in all, she stayed in the island for two weeks. “It’s a big blessing kasi ang suweldo ko dun, mas malaki sa talent fee ko sa ‘Bubble Gang’. But now, balik na ako uli sa ‘Bubble Gang’ na siyang home ko.” Who does she want to win? “Si Ian Batherson, but palagay ko, the one who’ll win is Ervic Vijandre kasi ang galing niya sa lahat ng challenges.” Who was her crush in the island? “Si Akihiro Sato kasi masaya siya, laging nakatawa.”