Rita Gaviola or popularly known as “Badjao Girl” is one of the lucky teen housemates in the latest season of Pinoy Big Brother and before entering the famous yellow house, she shared her life even before gaining attention from the public because of her viral photos.
The 13-year old teen housemate said that she was still young when they moved to Manila. She has five other siblings and only 4 of them are studying. Her family traveled from Zamboanga all the way to Lucena City.
She helps her mother do some household chores whenever she’s free from school. Rita also goes out to beg when she’s not doing anything. Then one day, everything changed when Topher Quinto Burgo candidly photographed her during the Pahiyas Festival in Lucban, Quezon. Her photo soon went viral.
“Swerte po ako dahil ako po ‘yung na-picturan at hindi ko po akalain na magbabago po ang buhay ng pamilya ko,” she said.
Rita’s father works as a garbage man while her mother is a stay at home mom.
See her emotional entrance to the PBB house HERE:
To get updated with Rita, you can watch her on Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky Season 7 weeknights, before Born For You on ABS-CBN.