Pinoy Masterchef finalist Myra Santos excited about putting up chef-on-call business Team Myra

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How Pinoy Masterchef fourth-placer Myra Santos overcame her shyness: "Wala naman kasi dapat ikahiya."

Pinoy Masterchef fourth-placer Myra Santos is an accountant by profession who took a leave from her company and returned to work recently.

Her co-workers, she shares during the show's press conference for the winners on February 14, are all "very proud and supportive sa kahit ano maging decision ko. Yung mismong President ng company na pinagtrabahuan ko, pagbalik ko, excited na siya kung ano ang balak ko 'tapos he will recommend me to contacts niya."

She adds that the entire experience has given her "confidence, mas lumakas ako, kasi mahiyain talaga ako, di ako nag-aapproach agad lalo kung di ko kakilala."

Her biggest disappointment in the competition came during the finale, "Siyempre nung inannounce na top four, tapos after, di na ako nakapagluto, masakit yun... pero na-realize ko din na may lesson learned. Yung maging top four ka sa Pinoy Masterchef, malaking bagay yun."

Myra doesn't hesitate sharing some things about her fellow top four finalists. She says of Carla, "Si ate Carla, masyadong masipag! Ang hilig niyang mag-aral, minsan nakaka-bore na ang dating niya. Minsan nagtatawanan kami, siya seryoso, basa nang basa," to which Carla responds by just laughing out heartily.

"Si Ivory, talagang maingay siya. Ang daldal niya, kahit doon pa lang sa unang press con namin, naubusan na ako ng sasabihin kasi sinabi na niya lahat.

"Kay JR, maloko 'yan, maraming green jokes pag kausap mo, pero puro biro lang naman," Myra concludes and it is evident that these four are comfortable with and have enough respect for each other to be this forthcoming about their thoughts of each other.

After winning P200,000 and a culinary scholarship to Center for Asian Culinary Studies in Pinoy Masterchef, Myra says that many things have opened up for her.

"Mayroon kaming binabalak ng husband ko, yung Team Myra, yung name na yun, gagamitin para maging chef on call," she explains that this concept is something where you can call them for any kind of culinary need and they will come to you.


Team Myra was the name of fans and supporters of Myra during Pinoy Masterchef, and it is a name that she likes.

So Myra is now on the look-out for food-loving people to join her kitchen staff.

And since the culinary scholarship is for baking, Myra also plans to pursue a full culinary course once she is done.

Even before the competition, Myra already did personalized cakes and she plans to expand this venture as well. Her eventual goal is focusing on desserts, and opening a coffee shop.





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