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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.

Aug 14, 2012

Stephanie, Jonathan And Alberto In The Bottom Three Of 'Artista Academy'S First Elimination Night

Stephanie Rowe
THE FIRST LIVE exams of “Artista Academy” was held on Saturday night and the top students were Vin Abrenica, Mark Neumann and Julia Quisumbing. The first elimination night was supposed to be held last Monday night via text votes, but the students got a reprieve. Stephanie Rowe, Jonathan Orlando and Albert Bruno landed on the bottom three. Elimination is postponed for next week.

Before this, the top 16 students took a break from their class at the Asian Academy of TV Arts (AATA) and helped out in distributing relief goods to flood victims. They got money from their own pockets to buy the goodies like canned goods and clothes that they distributed in relief centers in Cainta aboard the blue Artista Academy bus last Saturday.

One female student who TV5 helped to move to her own place is Malak So Shdifat, 20, whose relationship with her aunt is strained. During the presscon where they were introduced, Malak admitted that she’s living in the house of her boyfriend but they don’t sleep together. “I sleep in his mom’s room,” she said. “My aunt kasi wouldn’t allow me to join AA. E, nanghihinayang naman ako sa opportunity dahil dream ko talaga to join showbiz. Naiwan ang bunso kong kapatid sa aunt ko but balak kong kunin siya balang araw kaya sana gumanda ang career ko.”