It was time for sister teamwork as Ehra and Michelle Madrigal both took the hot seat on Showbiz Central's "Don't Lie to Me" segment with residentinterrogator John "Sweet" Lapus.
SC thought up a novel way for thesexy Madrigal sisters to feel the pressure: Michelle was strapped to the lie-detectorseat while Ehra, seated a couple of meters away, was also strapped. But the catch was, Ehra would bear the brunt of Michelle's answers, similar to what people sawin Eat Bulaga's "Bulagaan" segment.
EHRA VS. KATRINA. First question was, "Since si Ehra na ngayon ang nag-e-endorseng isang alcoholic drink, na dating ine-endorse ni Katrina Halili, tanong, saiyong palagay, totoo ba na dahil dito, naging aloof sa isa't isa si Ehra at siKatrina [Halili]?"
"No," Michelle flatly answered. Sure enough, the machineagreed and applause echoed from the crowd.
SALAMAT PO, DOKTOR? Of course, John was just warming up as he prepared a juicierquestion for Michelle. The question was, "Lagi na lang na lahat ng sexy star,e, tinatanong ng ganito. Pero ngayon, sa iyo ko itatanong. Michelle. Sa iyongpalagay, may pina-enhance ba si Ehra sa kanyang mukha o katawan?"
Michelle automatically answered "No" and the machine, finding no changes in Michelle's pulse rate, signified it as the truth.When asked about the rumor, she said, "Kapatid ko ‘yan. Kilala ko naman kapatidko."
Ehra added, "Given naman talaga yun, lalo na ‘pagnagpapa-sexy ka. Similar questions are ‘Totoo ba, o hindi?' etc., so ngayon naclose na, talagang natural lahat."
LOVE TRIANGLE. The next question was related to Michelle as John asked,"Totoo ba na up to know, hindi pa rin kayo nagpapansinan ni Sunshine Dizondahil na-link siya noon sa ex-boyfriend mo na si Victor Neri after ng breakupn'yo ni Victor?"
"No," Michelle answered, shaking her head to prove herpoint.
The lie-detector machine disagreed this time as it let out abig "Lie," signaling John and company to do a dance number, much to the delightof everyone—except Ehra, that is, as a bucketful of what looked like baby powderwas dumped on her and covered her from head to foot.
When asked by John about her answer, Michelle explained,"Nagpapansinan naman kami ‘pag nagkikita kami sa labas... Wala naman rason paramag-away kami o hindi magpansinan kasi kung ano yung nangyari sa amin niVictor, e, tapos na yun. Kung ano man ang meron sila, e, wala na akongkinalaman doon. Wala dapat i-intriga diyan or whatever."
John let out a laugh as Michelle quipped, "Sinungaling ‘yanglie detector na ‘yan!"
MICHELLE VS. PAULEEN. The next question was once again related to Michelle, "Ikawba, willing makatrabaho si Pauleen Luna na nakasamaan mo diumano ng loob noon?"
"Yes," Michelle said, as Ehra apprehensively looked up and both waited for the result. Thankfully, the machine agreed. John followed up his question, on whether Michelle and Pauleen met after the former transferred to GMA-7 from ABS-CBN.
"Hindi pa," Michelle answered. "Sa akin naman, walangproblema. So, okay lang naman kung magkita kami. Nasa kanya kung papansininniya ako."
JANNO COURTING EHRA? The final question was a tad more controversial than therest as John asked, "Michelle, tinanong ng Central Jury si Ehra kung totoong niligawan siya ni Janno Gibbshabang sila ay nagte-taping ng Lupin. Panay daw ang text ng singer-actorsa iyong kapatid. Sabi ni Ehra, e, hindi naman daw. Ikaw, sa iyong palagay,noong mga panahon na iyon, niligawan ba ni Janno Gibbs ang kapatid mong siEhra?"
"Yes," Michelle immediately answered as Ehra looked at hersister in amazement. More surprisingly, the machine agreed with Michelle'sanswer!
Michelle explained first, "Siguro sa akin kasi, ‘pag lagikang tinatawagan ng lalake, paramdam yun, di ba? Hindi naman siguro yunmagt-text o tatawag ‘pag walang interest. Baka para kay Ehra, e, wala lang yun.Kung sa akin ginagawa, e, iisipin ko talaga na nanliligaw siguro."
Ehra followed, "Yun nga, kasi I don't assume naman if a guywould text or call me, pangliligaw na yun. So, puwedeng panliligaw or puwedengpangungulit lang or puwedeng wala lang."
John joked, "Kilala ko ‘yang si Janno Gibbs, napaka-sweet natao! Alam mo nga feeling ko, nililigawan din ako. Panay text niya at tawagniya! Ngayon talaga ‘pag may tumatawag sa akin or mag text, kahit quotablequote, e, ligaw na!"