Despite his rising popularity, Kapamilya actor and TV host Vice Ganda says he was happier before fame came his way because he had simple and uncomplicated life back then.
“Simple lang pero nakakaraos ako. Wala ako masyadong problema. Wala masyadong issue sakin yung mga sasabihin ng mga tao kase hindi naman nila ako masyadong tinututukan eh,” Vice Ganda told Boy Abunda in an interview on “The Buzz” last Jan. 1.
He added, “Mas masaya ako dati, hindi kumplikado ang buhay ko.”
The comedian observes that people tend to dictate norms or things he must do, now that he’s public property. That’s why he not comfortable and will never be comfortable with fame.
“Kasi kung artista ka, tapos artistang pinag-uusapan ka, parang wala ka nang karapatang i-enjoy yung sarili mo bilang ikaw. Parang pagmamay-ari ka na nila,” he explained.
Grateful for the blessings
Despite this downside of popularity, Vice Ganda feels grateful for all the blessings he receives.
“Pinagpasalamat ko po kung anong meron ako, at kung meron ako ngayon, tinatamasa ko, lahat ng ito ay dahil sa Dyos,” he said.
It was Vice Ganda who popularized the word “unkabogable” via his talent show, “Showtime.”
“Sobrang gaan lang po sa Showtime at hindi namin kailangang magtrabaho. Yun nga ang palaging paalala sa amin ng director namin, ‘Huwag kayong magta-trabaho. Just enjoy,’” he shared.
As the show instantly rose to fame, some people began to think Vice Ganda’s success was just as quick. This, he vehemently denies.
“Ang daming humusga at nagsabi na ‘Ang bilis sumikat ng baklang ito ha.’ Hindi nila alam, ang tagal ko nang andito, hindi lang nila ako napansin,” he said.
Vice Ganda paid his dues as a stand-up comedian in various comedy bars before he made a name in showbiz.
And he never grew tired waiting for the right break to come. He is also aware of various intrigues and negative publicity about him, but chooses not to be distracted.
“Kasi kung lilingon-lingon ako sa mga taong nagdidistract sa akin, hindi ako makaka-diretso sa daang tinatahak ko,” he relates.
This is why he is glad he entered showbiz as an adult, when he can already face the challenges hurled at him.
“Kunkreto na ang utak ko at kilala ko na ang sarili ko. Buong-buo na ako. Nung pumasok ako dito, buo na ako, hindi na ako mababago nito, hindi na ako maapektuhan nito,” he explains.
Vice Ganda revealed he has a lot of things in store for fans in 2012, including a concert, a recording album and another movie.
“Marami pa akong gagawin, isang pasabog na pelikula, magco-concert ako ulit. Gagawa ako ng panibagong album. Makikita nyo pa rin ako sa telebisyon kasi alam ko naman ang purpose ko, magpatawa,” he said.
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