Brenda Mage regrets joining PBB, hopes haters forget his mistakes: ‘Nagbabago na ako’
Brenda Mage looked back on his journey from starting his showbiz career to being part of “Pinoy Big Brother” (PBB) and revealed that he regrets joining the reality TV show.
The comedian opened up about the impact PBB made on his life after he was asked by broadcaster Karen Davila about it, as seen in a vlog on her YouTube channel yesterday, July 2.
“Nagsisisi ka ba na sumali ka sa PBB? (Do you regret joining PBB?)” Davila asked, to which Mage responded, “Yes.”
“Parang feeling ko sa lahat ng na-achieve ko sa buhay ko ngayon, ang pinaka-achievement ko na akala ko imposibleng mangyari is maging housemate,” he continued. “Since 2010 nag-audition ako [sa PBB] four times na, pang-five ‘yung last year tapos ngayon lang ako nakuha tapos sa celebrity pa ako nalagay.”
(I feel like in everything I have achieved in my life, the one I thought would be impossible to attain is to be a [PBB] housemate. I have auditioned for it four times since 2010. Last year was my fifth attempt, then I got in, and during the celebrity edition.)
Mage also talked about the realizations he had after all that happened during and after his stint in the show.
“‘Yun ‘yung nagpa-realize sa akin na hindi pala lahat ng pangarap na gusto mong maabot, ‘pag nakuha mo na ay magiging masaya at fulfilled ka. ‘Yun din ‘yung nagpa-realize sa akin na ‘wag mo nang i-push kung hindi talaga para sa ‘yo,” he stated.
(That made me realize that achieving a dream will not always make you feel happy or fulfilled. It also made me realize to stop striving to achieve something that is not meant for you.)
“‘Nung ibinigay sa akin, nag-focus ako na, ‘Oh my gosh, para sa akin talaga ‘yung PBB. Thank you, Lord [na] ibinigay mo sa akin.’ ‘Yun pala, lesson ‘yon na, ‘Meron ka na e, [may] na-achieve ka na,'” he added.
(When I got in, my focus was, “Oh my gosh, PBB is really for me. Thank you, Lord, for the opportunity.'” Then it turned out to be a lesson [as if saying], “You already have your achievements.”)
Mage then expressed his hopes for his mistakes to be forgotten as he has been exerting effort to be better.
“Ang pangarap ko o wish ko lang talaga kay Lord is sana dumating sa oras na makalimutan ng mga haters ko ‘yung mga nangyari that time,” he said. “Nagbabago naman na ako or iniiwasan ko na kahit papaano.”
(My dream or wish that I ask God is I hope the time comes when my haters forget what happened [during my stay in PBB]. I have changed and I am avoiding [to do the same mistakes I did then].)
It can be recalled that Mage was criticized by netizens after he got involved in some disagreements with his fellow housemates during the recent season of “PBB.” Alexa Ilacad, for one, spoke about his attitude over the “hurtful” comments he had about her. Mage was also criticized by netizens for sexual harassment in October last year, after asking inappropriate questions to housemate Eian Rances.
Mage did not make it to the top two of the celebrity edition, but he was chosen to be part of the final set of contestants as “comeback celebrity housemate.” Mage was named as the show’s fifth placer while singer Anji Salvacion was hailed as the big winner. JB
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