HALF-Pinoy and half-Portuguese, Steven Silva spent most of his life in the United States.

At 22, Steven has already earned a degree in Culinary Arts in California. If he did not audition for StarStruck, Steven would have pursued a career as a chef.

Steven always had a penchant for cooking.

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In fact, when he was tasked to do a talk show as one of the challenges in the show, he opted to do a cooking show and prepared a delectable vegetable salad with hosts Lucy Torres-Gomez and Wilma Doesnt.

As Steven spent most of his life in the States, he didn't have the chance to practice much of his Tagalog. He acknowledged the fact that not being able to speak Tagalog fluently could be a problem. Aside from the difficulty of expressing himself, it could also limit the characters that he could play in the future.

Steven confessed, "Nahihirapan po talaga ako mag-Tagalog pero everyday I'm trying to learn the language. I'm trying pero sometimes it's hard and it can get frustrating."

He added that his co-finalists have been helping him learn Tagalog, as he vowed to keep on improving and improving each day.

Steven has also been criticized for his lack of energy. He responded by saying, "I always try to use what they [the Council] say to improve myself."

The viewers have the power to influence the outcome of the competition. "I keep in touch with them sa Facebook. I give effort to widen my fan base and ask for support," Steven said.

He mentioned Rocco and Enzo as the biggest threat for him. "I see them especially Rocco kasi he did well in the challenges so sa akin, I try to improve myself every day," Steven said.

When asked why he should be the next Ultimate Survivor, Steven said, "I really want this and I've made a lot of sacrifices for it."

Steven continues to make his kababayans in Davao City proud. When asked what his message to fellow Dabawenyos was, Steven, with a big smile said, "Salamat kaayo!"

Viewers may vote for Steven by texting Starstruck Steven to 367 for Smart and TalkNText subscribers and 2344 for Globe, TM and Sun subscribers.

StarStruck airs every Saturday after Pinoy Records and Sunday after Kap's Amazing Stories on GMA.