Pinoy Big Brother Otso Ultimate Big Winner Yamyam Gucong visited Tonight With Boy Abunda and talked about his girlfriend, his plans after winning from PBB Otso and his experience acting in Home Sweetie Home.
Yamyam shared that being the Ultimate Big Winner still hasn’t sunk in yet but revealed his most terrifying fear. “Takot po ako matulog kasi baka paggising ko wala na ‘yung tseke ko ‘dun,” he jokingly said.
According to him, his life turned upside down one year after he auditioned and entered the Big Brother house. He told the story of how their family struggled to eat three times a day due to poverty but a lot has changed since then. He shared that he’ll save all the prizes he has won and give some to his parents and to anyone who would need his help. Yamyam’s management and handlers advised him to save his earnings because he still has a long way to go in the showbiz industry.
Some fans online asked Yamyam the leading lady he’d want to work with in the future. Boy Abunda helped him decide by showing him pictures of Kapamilya actresses to choose from. He chose Kim Chiu over Maja Salvador since Kim’s also from Visayas, specifically Cebu. He mistakingly thought that Bela Padilla is Robin Padilla’s daughter and so, he preferred her over Yassi Pressman. Janella Salvador was his clear choice over Julia Barretto and his reason was Maja Salvador and Janella are related by blood. Yamyam didn’t even hesitate to choose Melai Cantiveros over Pokwang and claimed that Melai was prettier than Pokwang. Liza Soberano won over Kathryn Bernardo in Yamyam’s heart due to her teleserye Forevermore. “Palagi ko siyang pangingitiin sa bawat minuto na magkasama kami,” he professed that his sense of humor was his advantage over Liza’s boyfriend, Enrique Gil.
During his break from PBB Otso and even before the Big Night, Yamyam was already shooting some episodes of Home Sweetie Home together with his close friend and fellow housemate, Fumiya Sankai. He shared that it was his first time acting in a sitcom but it didn’t stop him and Fumiya from enjoying shooting some of their scenes. He told the story of how he had to translate some lines in the script to Fumiya for him to understand only to commit several mistakes and be corrected by the cast and crew. He admitted that he’s better than Fumiya in speaking English, acting and making people laugh since he understands the script a little better than Fumiya due to the language barrier. He shared he was overjoyed and excited to know that they were free to adlib some of the lines in the sitcom and not have to strictly follow the script.
Yamyam has already explained to Elaine, his non-showbiz girlfriend, that he is determined to enter showbiz and that he hopes that she’ll understand where he’s coming from. She gave her full support and clarified that she understands all the changes that have been happening to his life recently. “ ‘Wag kang mag-alala kasi sikat lang ako pero ‘yung puso ko ikaw pa rin ang laman,” he assured that his love for his girlfriend would never change amid the major changes in his life and showbiz career.
The King Of Talk asked him to sing a song that reflects his current life. Yamyam sang “Ikaw Ang Pinili Ng Puso Ko,” his original song with Fumiya. He sincerely thanked his fans for their never ending support since day one until now.
Watch more of Tito Boy’s interview with Yamyam on TWBA in this video.