Last Monday, September 15, 2008, the premiere telecast of Survivor Philippines was shown and as a self-confessed Survivor fanatic myself, I can't let this tv show passed by without seeing the conclusion. I don't know but I have this inclination with Reality Shows. Maybe its a lot better than dramanovela or other fantaserye out there. Or maybe the girls are a lot fresher than those of big name celebrities. Eventhough I know that as we are watching the show, there's already a winner (for sure, this had been concluded already, probably a month ago), still the excitement of watching can't be compared of telefantasya.
So, what's interesting with Survivor Philippines? I've already watched the 3 episodes since Monday and I must say that the format is pretty much the same of the original franchise. (well of course, they can't change it.) How bout the cast? Interesting so far, I must say, especially the girls. So let me introduce them (Girls of Survivor Philippines) two by two.
Leona Rica "Nikki" Dacullo (Call Center Cutie)
Nikki works as a call center agent in Cebu City. Born and raised in Tacloban, Nikki's cute smile and pretty face once caught enough hearts to be crowned the hometown queen.
Veronica "Vern" Domingo (Taekwondo Champion)
Vern is a pretty takewondo coach who can kick any man's ass. She has various international and local titles and awards under her belt to prove it. She takes pride in her strength and athleticism which puts her at par with her male counterparts.
Chevyline "Chev" Macias (Bisayang Palaban)
Life was never easy for Chev, 26. She always had to fight for herself, especially during her dark days when she worked as a GRO and got addicted to drugs. But every time she falls down, Chev makes it a point to start afresh.
Zita Ortiga (Ang Labandera)
Washing clothes for a living seemed far from a ticket to join a reality show. But Zita's strong personality was more than enough to make her qualified for the game.
Maria Nona "Niña" Ortiz (Sporty Mom)
When she's not managing her design company, you can find Niña dominating the badminton courts. An active mom to three kids, she also works as a wellness coach to help others have healthier and stress-free lives.
Kristina "Kaye" Alipio (The Model)
A sexy lingerie model with a solid Christian faith, Kaye is any guy's ideal girl. Beyond her good looks and natural allure, Kaye is also considered a role model by peers. She is described as a motivator and a counselor. Because of her pioneering work and active spiritual leadership, she was considered one of the youngest elders in their church.
Anna Charisse Yacapin (Smart Babe)
She works as a product officer in a telecom company but she knows she's pretty and smart enough to be the host of a noontime show. Charisse, 26, has always wanted to be a host of Eat Bulaga! After graduating from Ateneo de Manila University, however, she found herself working in the corporate world away from the spotlight.
Vevherly Gador (Farmer Girl)
Born in Bariles, Cebu, Vevherly was brought up in the farm lifestyle. At first, this 20-year-old girl will strike you as quiet and timid, but once she warms up to you, she'll bravely speak her mind.
Jervy "Patani" Daño (Ang Yaya)
After failing to qualify in StarStruck, 20-year-old Patani believes that joining Survivor Philippines might just be her last ticket to showbiz stardom.