It’s time for a major throwback as Vivoree Esclito looks back on her memorable firsts

Love Bites: “Lost But Found,” star Vivoree Esclito had a little throwback fest playing Kapamilya Chat’s game of ‘firsts.’

In this challenge, Vivoree will have to answer questions related to her memorable firsts, starting off with the first Kdrama she got addicted to, which is ‘Boys Over Flowers,” specifically its dubbed version on ABS-CBN.

Meanwhile, Wansapanataym and Goin’ Bulilit are the first local TV shows she got hooked to, that’s why she was thrilled to headline her own Wansapanataym episode. She starred in the “ManiKEN ni Monica” story in 2018.

Her first ASAP Natin ‘To performance is most likely a dance production with her fellow Pinoy Big Brother housemates in 2016.

She says her first overseas trip was to Singapore when she got invited for a Meet and Greet together with Heaven Peralejo and their fellow artists. However, her fans tuned in to the livestream comment that it’s actually Dubai, not Singapore. Vivoree laughed, realizing her fans are correct.

The first thing she mastered in the kitchen is cooking rice. It took her quite a lot of practice, especially when she got in the PBB house. She narrates,“No’ng PBB, nag-offer ako magsaing. So, nag-expect ‘yung mga housemates. Confident rin ako na kaya ko kasi nagawa ko naman siya sa bahay namin before. Eh, no’ng chineck na namin, basa, so epic fail.”

The first thing on her playlist would have to be any Taylor Swift song, “Parang there’s always a Taylor Swift song for every mood.” She became a huge fan after the release of Taylor's “All too Well” 10-minute version.

Her first splurge from her earnings is likely on food or clothes. She can hardly recall because it’s her mom who handles her money even to this day. “Personally, feeling ko kaya ko naman talaga. But, siyempre, I owe my parents na, parang, dapat alam din nila ‘yung ginagastos ko dito.” She pays for her own bills in her condominium unit. She also has joint savings account with her mom, aside from her individual account. Therefore, her mom has to know her expenses, “Pinapaalam ko sa kanya if kailangan kung kumuha ng budget from our joint savings account.”

Vivoree is more independent now at 22. But when it comes to money matters, she prefers to still be guided by her parents, “They help me manage my money pa rin talaga. They want to be hands-on palagi sa life ko, like, in everything.”

Catch Vivoree in Love Bites: “Lost But Found,”  with Anthony Jennings, now streaming via ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube Challenge.