|Former "Pinoy Big Brother" housemate Slater Young
MANILA, Philippines – A year after winning an edition of the reality show “Pinoy Big Brother” (PBB), Slater Young admitted he has now learned how to properly handle fame.
In an interview with “Bandila” host Boy Abunda, Young said he’s now more used to attention, compared to the time when he just got out of the PBB house.
“Better than before na. I think I know how to handle [fame] na. Dati kasi, it scared me a bit kasi you hear a lot of stories. For someone from the outside, nakakatakot. It’s more of my parents were very concerned, kung how people would [react],” he said.
Saying he’s happy to finally be a part of show business, Young said his life had a complete turn that allowed him to experience more things and meet more people.
“Nabago po ang buhay ko from the fame, new experiences, new people you meet. Before PBB, I’ve lived in Cebu lang and was exposed to business life, engineering life. Totally iba 'yung culture ng showbiz,” he said.
He said showbiz also allowed him to be independent and build a name for himself.
“I’m not living in [my father’s] shadow anymore. I’m not asking for financial support from him, so it’s a good thing. They’re 100% supportive, they are very happy for me,” he said.
Young said he considers himself blessed to given the chance to work with actors he looks up to.
Early this year, Young was chosen to be part of the “A Beautiful Affair” cast, which includes John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo. He was also a guest star in the series “Ina Kapatid Anak” for a couple of episodes.
Asked if he still wants to achieve more, Young said: “Yes, of course. That’s the point of life – growing. But I’m not [impatient]. I think it’s part of the business din, eh.”
Aside from acting, Young said he also wants to try his hand at hosting.
Meanwhile, Young shared what keeps him busy, now that he is not doing any projects yet.
“I really believe that I’ve been so blessed. I’m not lucky, I’ve been blessed talaga. I want to give back. It’s part of our social responsibility eh,” he said.
“[Aside from that], I’m also working with my father, we’re developing a new business din,” he added.