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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Apr 11, 2012

Slater Young: "The Pbb Chapter Of My Life Has Ended. A New And Exciting One Starts In Showbiz"

SLATER YOUNG is the first PBB regular season Big Winner who’s male and who comes from a well to do family from Cebu. Even while still in college, he already got offers to join showbiz but his parents told him to stick to his civil engineering course first. But now that he’s the Big Winner, Slater said he’ll definitely try showbiz.

“What’s happening is like a dream,” he says. “Di ko ine-expect lahat. But I’d like to thank all those who supported me and made me get an overwhelming 40.2% of all the text votes. The PBB chapter of my life has ended and I’m now starting a new and more exciting chapter. Being in showbiz is a new and harder challenge but I’m willing to give my all to pursue this new career para hindi naman ako mapahiya to all those who voted for me.”

He’d like to focus on acting since he doesn’t really sing or dance. “Nang pinasayaw kami sa ASAP at sa opening ng PBB Teens 4, I was trembling from nervousness kasi ang gagaling sumayaw nina Billy Crawford and John Prats doon, di ba? I feel I’ll excel more as an actor and want to take acting workshops to prepare me.”

He still has to adjust to fans lionizing him. In Facebook, he now has 15,000 subscribers. “This is a big departure from my quiet life in Cebu. It’s a nerve-wracking experience but exciting at the same time.”

It’s obvious from the way he behaved inside Kuya’s house that he’s well bred and his parents really reared him well. “I really wanted to show everyone that my parents raised a good child. The truth is my mom didn’t want me to join PBB but I went on with me and I’m proud of what I’ve shown to the people.”

His showbiz crushes are Anne Curtis and KC Concepcion, but given the chance, he’d like to work first with two co-housemates, Divine (who’s a proud lesbian and also from Cebu) and Tin Patrimonio. “Kasi comfortable na ako with them,” he says.

And the villain should be housemate Paco, with whom Slater had several clashes inside Kuya’s house. “Napipikon ako sa kanya noon, but we’re good friends now,” he adds.