Days after the Miss Universe 2019 competition has officially concluded, It’s Showtime’s Matmat Centino appeared on Tonight with Boy Abunda where she was given the chance to deliver her own opening statement like a bona fide Miss Universe candidate.
“Good evening, everyone! My name is Matmat Centino from the beautiful province of Samar, country of the Philippines. I’ve been into a lot of beauty pageants and I believe that my experience is not enough but that doesn’t prove that I am less tonight. I’d like to adhere to everyone to never stop chasing your dreams. After all, success has no timeline. It’s just for you to move on and crave for more as long as you live. Thank you!”, said Matmat sounding as though she was standing on the real Miss Universe stage.
In her thirty years of joining beauty competitions, Matmat already understands that fate can sometimes play tricks on her. There were times when she was confident of winning but only to end up defeated. Fair enough, there were also moments when she would bag the crown despite her uncertainties.
The seasoned ‘kontesera’ has already encountered all sorts of topics asked in a Q and A portion. But, perhaps, the most bewildering question she faced in a pageant would be, “What are you doing tonight?” Boy Abunda laughed and agreed that the simplest questions can sometimes turn out as the most complex ones.
The Miss Q & A 2018 First Runner Up crossed over to Tawag ng Tanghalan Celebrity Champions where she finished as a semi-finalist. When asked to deliver her current life song, Matmat belted out “Malaya Ka Na” by Lani Misalucha.
Matmat is now showcasing her acting skills via Kapamilya afternoon series Sandugo topbilled by Aljur Abrenica and Ejay Falcon. Matmat struggled to pick her choice between the two hunks, so she simply pointed out Aljur and Ejay’s best assets; referring to the former’s physique and the latter’s handsome face.