- Pioneer PBB Housemate Franzen Fajardo recently sat down for an interview with Ogie Diaz and made revelations about his showbiz career and why he left the industry
- According to Franzen, he wasn’t able to handle the pressures of showbiz, which is why he opted to leave
- He also admitted that he learned a lot of vices when he was still in the showbiz industry, including trying out some illegal substances
- Franzen also lamented the fact that when he was financially down, some of his fellow actors avoided him, and it was only when he started going back on his feet again that they also started coming back
Former PBB Housemate Franzen Fajardo recently sat down with Ogie Diaz for an interview and made shocking revelations about his life in showbiz and as a private individual.
Ogie has been wondering what happened to Franzen, one of the housemates in the first edition of Pinoy Big Brother, and why he suddenly left the showbiz industry.
Now the proud owner of Bebeloves Salon, Franzen said he left the showbiz industry because he wasn’t able to handle its pressures and demands.
“85% to 90% yung parang puso ko, isip ko, ayaw ko na sa showbiz, pero yung 10% to 15% gusto pa... sabi ko parang di ko siya ginrab, though yung asawa ko gusto pero ayoko,” Franzen bared during the interview.
“So, ayaw mo nang mag-artista?” Ogie asked, to which Franzen replied: “Parang ganon, parang ganon na nga.”
Ogie then asked if Franzen ever developed any vice after leaving showbiz.
“Pero ikaw ba nagkaroon ka ng bisyo noong pagka-graduate mo sa showbiz?” the popular vlogger asked.
“Nagkaroon lang ako ng bisyo noon sa showbiz lang talaga. Hindi ako dati umiinom, hindi ako naninigarilyo. Pero sa showbiz noon parang ang ginawa ko na lang araw araw ay uminom nang uminom, tapos mag-sigarilyo. Tapos minsan nakatikim din ako ng bawal na gamot, pinatikim ako ng kasamahan ko,” Franzen revealed.
When asked if he ever regretted what he did, Franzen answered in the positive.
“Aminin ko yung totoo, siyempre pinagsisisihan ko rin yun. Kasi imbes na nag-iinom sana ako eh sana pinokus ko na lang sarili ko sa trabaho,” Franzen said.
The full interview of Franzen with Ogie can be found at the latter’s YouTube channel, where one can learn more revelations from the former PBB Housemate.
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Franzen Macaraig Fajardo, simply known in the showbiz world as Franzen Fajardo, is a Pinoy actor, TV host, and one of the original housemates in the first edition of Pinoy Big Brother. While he violated several house rules, he managed to hold on because the audience wanted him there. Many Filipinos supported him because of his emotional and comedic nature. However, after staying at “Bahay ni Kuya” for more than three months, he was finally evicted on November 19, 2005.
Back in August of 2018, Franzen was among those who were revisited as to how they were after PBB. Known for being a naughty and disobedient housemate, he was forced evicted from the house. He tried his luck in showbiz but eventually he went back to being a salesman. At the time, he was into buying and selling business in Singapore.
Another controversial PBB housemate who became subject to online bashing was Russu Laurente. He drew flak on social media after he admitted that he earlier tweeted “#YESTOABSCBNSHUTDOWN.” He then clarified and explained why he expressed his support for the closure of the said media giant. Actress Toni Gonzaga went to his defense and uploaded a courageous post on her Instagram account defending the actions of Russu.
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