- Maine Mendoza admitted that she really wanted to be a Pinoy Big Brother housemate but unfortunately didn’t make it
- Direk Lauren Diyogi posted a video confirming that Maine Mendoza auditioned
- He explained that it was a “bad call” that he missed Maine and Nadine
Maine Mendoza reacted to an old video of her auditioning for Pinoy Big Brother.
The Kapuso star admitted that she previously wanted to be a PBB housemate, but unfortunately didn’t make the cut. Maine shared with Pep, “Naisipan ko lang mag-audition, may nagsabi sa akin, may nag-invite kung gusto ko bang mag-audition for PBB. Ako naman, even before, honest naman ako na gusto ko talagang makasali ng PBB. So nakita rin na baka eto na rin ‘yung chance. So ‘yun na nga yung chance, pero hindi pa ‘yon ‘yung tamang panahon.”
She also recalled how she painstakingly waited in line only to end up being disappointed. Maine said, “Nagsimula ako nun ng alas-sais nang umaga hanggang ala-una nang umaga. Pero umuwi ako ng sad. Pero okay lang masaya yung experience.”
Direk Lauren Dyogi had previously uploaded the audition video of Maine on his YouTube channel.
In the video, a young Maine can be seen introducing herself, “I’m Maine Mendoza, 20 year-old. I took up Culinary Arts in Lasalle College of St. Benilde.”
That season’s winners were Miho Nishida and Jimboy Martin.
The ABS-CBN’s Head of TV Entertainment explained on missing out the talents, “Siyempre, isang tao lang ako. Marami pang ibang opportunities o avenues para sumikat. Marami na akong misses in the past. Maraming nag-audition sa akin na hindi ko napansin, pero sikat na sila ngayon.”
“That’s a bad call on my part. But then again, gano’n talaga. Siguro hindi ako ang kanilang kapalaran,”
You can watch the video of Maine’s audition via Direk Lauren Dyogi’s YouTube channel: