WATCH: Lyca Gairanod goes dumpster diving in US
During her downtime after staging a show, Lyca Gairanod tried dumpster diving in the United States, recalling how she had to scavenge trash for a living before she started her showbiz career.
The singer, who is in the US to perform at Arthur Nery’s concert tour, documented herself searching for items that are still usable in a dumpster, as seen in a video on her Facebook page on Monday, July 31.
“Dahil nandito na ako sa US—ito ‘yung pangarap ko, dahil [makakakuha] ka ng gamit pero hindi ka kailangan magbayad. Trabaho ko [‘yung mangalakal] dati e. ‘Yung nakakakita ako ng libre-libre lang,” she recounted.
(Because I’m finally here in the US—this is my dream, to acquire items without having to pay. Scavenging was my job before. Through that, I got items for free.)
After Gairanod and her companion had no luck in the first dumpster they scavenged, the pair roamed around the area and searched for other dumpsters.
“‘Yun lang ang pinuntahan namin dito, ‘yung pa-dumpster-dumpster,” she quipped. “Sanay ako sa trabahong ganyan ‘no.” (This is the purpose of our trip here, to search through dumpsters. I am used to this kind of work.)
Fans expressed their admiration for Gairanod for being humble despite fame, but reminded the singer to observe safety measures when dumpster diving.
Gairanod rose to prominence after she emerged as the winner in the first season of the reality singing competition “The Voice Kids.” Aside from her career as a singer, Gairanod also delved into acting and starred in films including “Tatlong Bibe” (2017) and “Mary Cherry Chua” (2023). /ra