Indeed, good things come in threes. But for Melai Cantiveros, it has been downright awesome and unbelievable.
In three separate televised competitions, we’ve witnessed how Melai won it all—grand prizes of P1 million—in one incredible dazzling streak, culminating with her BabyNaryo win today, May 21, with her baby Mela on Bet On Your Baby!
1. PBB Double Up Big Winner
Who could forget that electrifying moment when then ABS-CBN president and CEO Charo Santos-Concio declared Melai as the Pinoy Big Brother Double Up Big Winner and her emerging from Bahay Ni Kuya on a carriage to the delight of screaming fans. That was when we first knew of this new TV personality who will soon charm and amuse us with her candid humor and impeccable onscreen charisma. She won P1 million for this stellar accomplishment, and other jaw-dropping prizes.
2. Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 1 Grand Winner
Standing atop that swinging Wrecking Ball singing Miley Cyrus’ worldwide hit tune was really something for the books. And as her transformation to the controversial singer became full and complete, everyone just said wow and were enthused in their ovation. Melai became the first-ever Grand Winner of Your Face Sounds Familiar Season 1. Not only was she a rib-tickling comedienne or a lovable TV personality, Melai has now become an all-around performer and entertainer with this successful stint on the singing and impersonation tilt. She also won P1 million and a slew of delectable prizes.
And, in an interview on Tonight With Boy Abunda after this back-to-back win, Melai was absolutely ecstatic. “Para akong na-overwhelm kasi nga I cannot believe na sa PBB at saka ito yung Your Face…naku, thank you Lord!,” she said.
3. Bet On Your Baby Season 3’s First Millionaire
But little did anyone expect, much less Melai herself, that she would once again emerge triumphant with another million pesos in her pocket, this time in the cutest game show in the land, Bet On Your Baby, with her husband Jason Francisco and her princess Mela as a BabyNaryo!
Indeed, not only can we consider Melai as the reality show superstar or one touching Momshie on Magandang Buhay. Humble and self-effacing, Melai is definitely one blessed, fortunate individual who deserves all the winnings and rewards she receives.