Blessed with a beautiful face and charming demeanor, Pinoy Big Brother Otso’s Karina Bautista is indeed a head turner. Yet, more than just her physical charm, there is one more thing that made her one of this season’s most controversial housemates – her short-lived team-up with fellow housemate Aljon Mendoza.
Aljon has been vocal about his feelings for Karina who slowly felt the same way, too. It was supposed to be just a cute teen loveteam but the pairing has become controversial since Karina apparently has a boyfriend of four years waiting for her in the outside world.
The sixteen-year-old was in limbo of emotions. Yet, she has chosen to face the emotional dilemma and decide for herself. Karina believed that the right thing to do was stop herself from getting closer to Aljon as a respect for her now ex-boyfriend.
Despite standing up for what is right, audience and netizens kept on throwing hurtful words at her. Some has even called her ‘malandi’. Karina admits getting hurt with the bashers’ accusations but she just choose to take the courage to ignore everything. Sounding like a true beauty queen, Karina says, “Why would you let other people who do not know you, define you?”. Karina sheds tears as she recalls all the bashing she continues to receive, saying she has already said sorry a million times.
Karina adds that she didn’t plan what happened inside the Big Brother house. “If I had the choice, why would I choose something that would just eventually hurt me in the end?”, she states.
A fans asks if Aljon is already courting her; Karina answers “No”. She doesn’t want to rush anything especially now that things are still not perfectly smooth and well, as she just recently broke up with her ex-boyfriend. Karina clarifies that the break up was a mutual decision.
However, if given the chance to entertain suitors; she would definitely open her heart for Aljon.
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