Melai Cantiveros thankful for friend Kris Aquino-A A +A
Friday, March 1, 2013
COMEDIENNE Melai Cantiveros said she feels blessed for her newfound friendship with Queen of All Media Kris Aquino.
Melai and ex-boyfriend Jason Francisco, both alumni of reality show Pinoy Big Brother (PBB), are currently guest co-hosts in Kris' morning program, "Kris TV".
According to Melai, being friends with Kris is like winning the lottery.
"Sobrang saya. Nafi-feel mo na favorite ka talaga niya. Tapos tinatawagan ka sa cellphone. Isipin mo kapatid siya ng President at ang mukha ng Mama at Papa niya nasa pera," she said.
Known as one of the most generous names in show biz, Melai said Kris shares some of her blessing to them.
"Marami nang naibigay sa akin, tulad ng mga dress niya na hindi na niya nagamit. Then, gift checks, mga camera. Sabi ko lang, 'Ms. Kris ang ganda naman ng camera mo.' Sabi niya 'Ay, I'll give you.' Binigyan niya kaagad ako... pang-mayaman iyon. Sobrang nafi-feel ko na special kami kay Ms. Kris," the comedienne said.
But more than the material things, Melai shared she appreciates Kris' support in helping them build a name for themselves in the entertainment business.
Melai added that Kris not only gives them pointers on how to handle and excel in their chosen profession, but also how to balance things when it comes to their personal lives.
She said Kris is "very supportive" of her and Jason.
"Sobrang supportive niya sa amin ni Jason. Sa career namin, gusto niyang mag-excel kami. Ini-enhance rin nya ang hosting naming. Tinuturuan kami ni Ms. Kris kaya malaki talaga ang impluwensya niya sa amin. Malaki ang pasasalamat naming sa kanya," she said.
If given a chance, the PBB Big winner would like to stay longer in "Kris TV" while juggling "Banana Nite," "Banana Split," "Apoy Sa Dagat" and the upcoming reality show "I Dare You." (Sunnex)