Half-Austrian and half-Filipino living in Switzerland, Pinoy Big Brother Season 2 runner-up Mickey Perz was among the more than 2,000 European dancers na nag-audition para sa talent show sa Germany, ang Star Dance 2005. Ipinalabas ito sa Viva TV, an affiliate of MTV Europe sa Berlin Germany.
Isa sa apat na napiling winners si Mickey at bilang premyo, sila ang naging bida sa isang dance-instructional video na na-distribute sa buong Europe.
May isa pang offer kay Mickey noon na connected din sa pagkakapanalo niya sa Star Dance: to build his own dance school in Switzerland.
"At that time, I already applied for PBB 2 so I had to choose. I chose PBB because it's a new challenge for me. Luckily, I was picked because hindi pa rin naman ito sure when I chose this. There was another offer actually, to be part of a dance show in Germany naman," kuwento ni Mickey sa PEP (Philippine Entertainment) last Wednesday afternoon, September 5, sa isang restaurant sa Timog Ave.
For someone living in a cold country, nasorpresa kami na pinili ni Mickey na sumali sa PBB 2.
"I love the weather here," sabi ni Mickey. "It's funny but a lot of people are asking me that. They always say people here naman would rather live in a cold place. You don't know how cold it gets when winter comes in Switzerland," dagdag ni Mickey.
Mickey co-stars with fellow PBB 2 housemates Bodie Cruz and Gee-Ann Abrahan sa Love Spell, na malapit nang magtapos sa ABS-CBN.