She may be composed and delicate in the façade, but this Filipino-Japanese beauty is actually tough and astig.
Kaori Oinuma, a senior high school sophomore, had experienced a lot of hardships in her approximately five years of residing in Japan with her Filipina mom who works as a caregiver. It includes the need to adjust to the culture and to learn how to speak and write in Japanese, which made it difficult for her to develop connections with her schoolmates and the other people around her in the first three years of her stay there and spending most of her junior high school days alone. But now, she has gained the confidence to converse in Japanese although she’s aware that she sometimes utters words the wrong way or commits grammatical errors.
Kaori has two half-siblings and a stepfather in the Philippines. When she was 13, her mother grabbed the opportunity of migrating to Japan with her after a friend of theirs, whose mom works in an agency, told them about the support offered to women who have half-Japanese children.
It was only last year when she was able to meet her biological Japanese father, who initially did not believe that she is his daughter and even asked for a DNA test. They matched, but he told them that he cannot support them financially since he already has his own family. Thus, in order to help her caregiver mom with their finances, she works part-time every summer break.
Living abroad didn’t stop the 18-year-old stunner from dreaming of becoming a Pinoy Big Brother housemate and a local artist. That’s why when it was announced that a Star Hunt audition would take place during the Philippine Festival 2018 at Hibiya Park in Tokyo, she bravely went on a six-hour travel via bullet train alone from Miyagi Prefecture (or Miyagi-ken), which she did for the first time.
And her efforts, time, and money were all worth it, now that she’s one of the first eight teen housemates of the reality program’s eighth season.
Will the “Kawaii Daughter” find it easy to adjust inside the house and to develop rapport with her fellow housemates? Let’s see by watching PBB: Otso weeknights after Halik on Primetime Bida and weekends at 7:30 pm, and be updated to the latest happenings by tuning in to PBB: Otso Gold, weekdays after Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Los Bastardos.