Pinoy Big Brother Otso Teen Big Four, Kaori Oinuma comes face to face with the King of Talk, Boy Abunda in an interview for TWBA.
Just like everyone else, the first thing Tito Boy notices about the Kawaii Daughter is her pretty face and cuteness. He also reiterates what fans and audiences have been saying about her; that Kaori has an undeniable resemblance with Korean Superstar Jun Ji Hyun. She gamely copies the poses of the Legend of the Blue Sea actress in several photos and Kaori finishes the challenge with flying colors.
Despite the charming demeanor, Kaori is a tough girl. She started working as a caregiver in the age of 16 to help provide financial support to her family. She grew up under the sole care of her mother. After her long search, she has finally found her foreigner Dad who, sadly, did not believe her claims. Her Dad even requested for a DNA Test which deeply hurt Kaori.
She was eventually acknowledged by her father after the DNA test has proven that they are blood-related. However, their relationship still remains stagnant. Her dad has her own family already and Kaori doesn’t want to demand anything from her biological father. Besides, she has a step-father who fulfills the love and compassion she is longing for.
Kaori was born in Japan but moved to the Philippines where she stayed for a while. She went back to Japan in her early high school years. Kaori admits having difficulty during her adjustment period. Her not being fluent with the Japanese language prevented her from communicating and making friends; thus, forcing her to spend most of her time alone.
The beautiful Japanese-Filipino doll was linked to fellow housemates Seth Fedelin and Rhys Eugenio. The KaoSeth pairing started when spectators began noticing their chemistry. Kaori honestly reveals having a crush on Seth before but she had to stop her emotions as a respect to Seth’s girlfriend who is waiting for him in the outside world.
Fans are also shipping her team-up with Rhys who previously declared, in an online interview, that Kaori is most likely the girl he would marry. When asked to choose between the two, Kaori picks Rhys. She expresses her admiration for her fellow housemate; describing Rhys as kind, loving and family-oriented.