Ex-housemate Axel Torres wait before appearing on 'Umagang Kay Ganda' after his eviction. Photo from the Facebook page of Pinoy Big Brother
MANILA - Former collegiate basketball player Axel Torres will not be returning to the hardcourt anytime soon as he is set to focus on his acting debut for the upcoming soap "Hawak Kamay."
In an interview with entertainment website Push, the former "Pinoy Big Brother" housemate said he felt overwhelmed with the opportunities that came his way following his eviction in May.
"Sobrang happy ako na nasa labas na ako kasama ko na 'yung family ko ulit and now nasa showbiz world so medyo mabilis 'yung nangyayari,' he said.
"Pero exciting naman kasi gusto ko rin talaga 'to, gusto ko rin talaga mangyari 'to lahat kaya rin ako pumasok ng 'PBB' for this and kasama ako sa Hawak Kamay. Sobrang swerte ko sobrang blessed na binigyan ako ng project na ganon. Magfu-full time [ako] in showbiz," he added.
Torres was the second housemate to be evicted from the latest season of the reality television series.
He was accused of being too much of a "ladies man" by his fellow housemates and was romantically linked with teen actress Jane Oineza.
Asked about his plans to court Oineza when she eventually exits the famous yellow house, Torres said he is open with the possibility should the right opportunity come.
"As of now, wala pa naman [plano]. For sure ganon din sagot niya kasi bata pa siya, pero kung ano man ang mangyayari, mangyayari. Kung magiging love team kami, kung may ma-develop, don siguro, lalabas naman 'yun eh, makikita rin ng mga tao so hindi ko na lang ipre-predict sa ngayon," he said.
"Hawak Kamay," which will feature lead stars Piolo Pascual, Iza Calzado and Nikki Gil, is set to make its debut on July 28.