Former "PBB" housemate Fred Payawan appears in TV5’s youth drama "Lipgloss"

"Pagbubutihin na lang namin 'yong craft naminand do whatever it takes to get into that level," says former PBB teenhousemate Fred Payawan about not getting as many projects as his batchmatesin the said reality show.

Former Pinoy Big Brother teen housemate Fred Payawanjoins fellow Kapamilya talents Mikee Lee and Sam Concepcion in the Saturday afternoonyouth-oriented show of TV5 entitled Lipgloss.

Fred will play the role of Jiggo, brother of the character Jake who's played by Rodjun Cruz. "Siya [Jake]'yong heartthrob ng school. Kapagmayroon ka na kapatid na heartthrob, nasasapawan ka," Fred further explainedafter the press conference of Lipgloss last night, August 13, at Cucina Guagua on Sgt. Esquerra Street, Quezon City.

The 19-year-old actor told PEP that he asked for theABS-CBN's permission before he agreed to appear on TV5.

"Currently I'm not doing anything right now sa ABS-CBN," Fredexplained. "So, ito 'yong opportunity,you know, so grab on it habang wala akong ginagawa. And it's a good show."

Unlike his character in Lipgloss, Fred said that he neverfelt envious of his other former housemates, like Kim Chiu and GeraldAnderson, who get more projects in their mother network.

"Ganun talaga, e," he reasoned. "'Life is a box of chocolates', nakukuha silapalagi. And, you know, siguro kasi masmalakas ang demand sa kanila. Kami,hindi ganun kalakas."

Despite this, Fred is hoping that someday he and otherhousemates like Mikee would be given a chance to shine and prove their worth inshow business.

"Hopefully, sana lumakas naman kami ni Mikee. In a way, pagbubutihin na lang namin 'yongcraft namin and do whatever it takes to get into that level. I hope we get in that level."

In line with this, Fred was also positive that Lipgloss wouldhit their target audience even though they are in the same block as Startalkand Entertainment Live!

"I think maghi-hit ito kasi sa first episode, maganda. And we had really good reviews sa mga studygroups namin and sa mga demographics naming 13-17, so, swak na swak, e," saidFred.

Fred Payawan is now on his second year at the De LaSalle University taking up Marketing Management. Also, he is a member of the school's dragon boat team, whereco-actor Kevin Lapeña (who plays Edge in the show) is also a member.





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