John Prats ‘culture shocked’ by PBB teen housemates

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 01 2012 11:12 AM | Updated as of Jun 02 2012 12:02 AM

Actor-host John Prats. File photo

MANILA, Philippines – It seems that comedian Vice Ganda is not alone in his views about the housemates of “Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 4.”

Actor John Prats said that as a host of the show, he was shocked at how the teens were quick to fall in love with their fellow housemates.

It can be remembered that Vice Ganda has jokingly equated whirwind romances and high emotions to “PBB Teens” in his shows, particularly "Gandang Gabi Vice."

“Well, nakaka-culture shock naman talaga,” Prats admitted in an interview after the story conference of “Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto,” where he is part of the cast.

“Minsan bilang host ay hindi rin ako nakakapagpigil na magbigay ng komento on air, especially we are live. Siyempre may fans ang ibang housemate at nagagalit sa amin.

“The brighter side of it ay gusto kong magturo sa mga kabataan na huwag maging mapusok kasi ang babata pa nila. Nagdaan din naman ako doon, kasi akala nila ‘yun na pero hindi pa pala,” he added.

Prats, who used to be a “PBB” housemate, said the teens may be quick to get attracted to each other because they see each other every day, and live in the same house.

“Kapag nasa loob ka ng bahay, wala ka talagang control kasi paggising mo sa umaga, kayo-kayo lang ang magkakasama so ang emosyon natin ay nababalot lang doon. Pero paglabas sa outside world, makikita nila na ‘ay, malaki pa ang mundo,’” he explained.

But Prats assured audiences that he and other hosts of the show are slowly teaching the housemates how to properly deal with teen romance.

“Kasi ‘yun ang point ng ‘Pinoy Big Brother,’ ang totoong istorya ng buhay. So ganito na po ang mga bagets pero lahat sila ay tinuturuan naman po sa loob,” he said.

“Hindi kasi maiiwasan dahil iba-iba ang buhay nila, iba-iba ang experience, tapos nagsama-sama sila sa loob. I’m sure paglabas nila ay marami silang matututunan,” he ended.