Thursday, April 16, 2009

Robi Domingo reacts on controversies surrounding the MYX VJ Search by Rachelle Siazon from

Joining a reality show such as the MYX VJ Search is like Pinoy Big Brother all over again for ex-teen housemate Robi Domingo. The only difference now is that he becomes self-conscious when in front of the camera. For one, talking to a multitude of viewers takes a while in getting used to especially for a newbie like him in hosting. But as usual, Robi’s sense of purpose once he has set his mind on something drives him to give this competition his best shot.

Nothing will stop him from pursuing his goal to become a VJ even amidst other people’s criticisms. Apparently, there are those who are saying that he shouldn’t have been a part of MYX VJ Search because he doesn’t really need it, that his budding career as an actor/model is already enough. “Iba-iba naman yun eh. Everyone has a right to pursue their dreams right? I want this thing so I'll compete for this thing,” he exclaimed in an interview with yesterday. Once again, his detractors are making a big deal out of his privileged status in life just like what happened during his supposed rivalry with Ejay Falcon in PBB Teen Edition Plus.

“Compared sa kanilang lahat (MYX VJ Search finalists) ako lang ang walang backround sa hosting eh. Sila, to be honest, almost everyone is a DJ and a host there so yun talaga yung profession nila. Ang sa akin lang, yun ang edge ninyo, so ‘eto naman ang sa akin. Kanya-kanya lang ‘yan,” he said in reference to his showbiz stint.

Rather than stressing himself out with those controversies though, the young heartthrob concentrates on accomplishing all the difficult challenges of the competition. “Yung pinag-spiels kami in the middle of Quiapo, I guess yun yung pinakamahirap. Nung na-realize ng mga tao na may shoot kami dun, pinagkumpolan kami dun sa harap mismo ng black Nazarene. Yung MYX staff nahirapan talaga sa pag-control ng crowd. Ang ginagawa ko na lang is to protect my fellow VJ finalists,” he recounted.

The former My Girl star admits that being a witty and natural host is definitely no mean feat. “Mahirap siya sobra lalo na kung impromptu. You have to make your own hirits and birits. Pero the good thing is na-enhance na yung spontaneity ko,” he beams. Add to his oozing charm and dashing looks, Robi is truly giving the other strong contenders a run for their money. “Ayun, I just wish that all my friends and supporters will help me fulfill my dream to become a host like Kuya Luis (Manzano),” who happens to be one of his biggest idols in the industry.

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