Given a chance, Myrtle Sarrosa would have invited Kapuso newsman Atom Araullo to be at her virtual concert on November 28, 2020, titled MYRTLE: Still Love Me.
In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) held last Monday, November 23, the 25-year-old former Pinoy Big Brother housemate admitted to having a crush on Atom.
"Ever since nung nag-start ako, ever since nag-umpisa ako, siya talaga yung pinaka-crush ko sa industry.
"Nag-aaral pa yata ako sa U.P., crush ko na si Kuya Atom. And siya lang ata yung artista na hindi ko kaibigan na gini-greet ko pa sa Twitter.
"Siya lang ata yung fina-follow ko na auto-like sa akin, e."
Needless to say, she would accept should Atom court her.
Myrtle confirmed, without batting an eyelash, "Oo naman!"
She continued, "Pero even before, kasi nagkatrabaho na kami multiple times, hindi ko alam kung bakit pero pag siya kausap ko, wala ako talagang masabi.
"Baka hindi rin mag-work kasi natutulala lang ako. Bakit ganun, pag gusto mo yung tao nagiging ano ka, e, tameme ba yung word, natatameme ka."
But Myrtle also stressed she's merely a huge fan.
She said, "Sobrang fan niya lang talaga ako even before. Yung mga ginagawa niya, may ginawa siyang movie before, pinanood ko rin.
"Kahit yung mga shows niya before na documentaries, pinapanood ko din. That's how much of a fan I am kay Kuya Atom. Pero kinukuya ko siya.
"It's more of admiration as a fan."
Myrle's other biggest crush is Kim Tae-Hyung, also known as V, of K-pop supergroup BTS.
She said, "Si V ng BTS. Siya talaga yung bias ko. Basta every day nanonood lang ako ng BTS videos.
"Every day, hindi ako nale-late sa mga updates sa kanila. Lagi ako nanonood."
In fact, "V" had a special participation in her first-ever virtual concert.
"Meron isang prod sa concert na may kinakanta akong song 'tapos para may kilig factor, yung isang Outcast dancer sinuot niya yung mask ni V.
"Para yung song parang kinakanta ko para kay V. So ayun, siya talaga."
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Myrtle further revealed the other celebrities she would have wanted to perform at her show.
The Kapuso talent mentioned Jovit Baldivino and Marcelito Pomoy, with whom she had worked with in some projects.
Myrtle said, "Actually, gusto nila mag-guest sa concert ko kaso nagkabagyo so hindi sila makapunta.
"Dapat mag-ano sila, e, via Zoom na duet pero hindi namin magawa...
"Parang yung Internet connectivity, napakahirap gumawa ng duet virtually."
Myrtle also had wanted to invite Nadine Lustre to be the special guest at her concert.
She explained, "Kasi before, she also had me as a special guest in her very first concert.
"So we've been friends for the longest time, 14 years old pa lang kami, friends na kami.
"And nung first concert niya, she got me for her concert and then this, my first major concert. I also want her to be there in my concert.
"Sadly nga, sobrang daming constraints."
Moreover, Myrtle said she and Nadine haven't been able to catch up with each other lately.
She said, "Wala, hindi ko pa siya nari-reach out. Nag-greet lang ako sa kanya for her birthday last October, and then hindi ko siya nakakausap recently."