Sa tatlong expelled scholars ng Pinoy Dream Academy, ang tinaguriang "Different Couple'sDaughter" na si Apple Abarquez ang may pinakamaraming nakakabit na intriga.Binigyan ng ibang kahulugan ang pagiging friendly niya sa mga scholars sa loobng Academy, lalo na kay Miguel Mendoza.
Tinanongsiya ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) kung na-in love ba talaga siya kay Miguel habang nasa loob ng Academy.
"Walapo. Yun din ang tinatanong ko kung bakit kami natsismis, e, samantalang bestfriend ko si Bea [Muñoz, girlfriend ni Miguel]. Nagtaka po talaga ako. Kasi weonly share the same musicality but nothing else. I love Miguel for his handsbecause he plays the piano well. I also like his brain kasi sobrang dami ngnaka-store na knowledge doon sa loob. But aside from that, he's not my type.Sorry, sorry, Miguel. His physical appearance, he's not my type," paliwanag ni Apple.
Anoang type niya sa lalaki?
"Hmmm...magagalitang boyfriend ko nito," pasintabi ni Apple. "Pero ano, I'm into guyswho are sleepy-eyed. I like guys na gustong matulog ng mata, yung ganun. Hindinaman si Garfield. Kasi yung mata o supersharp yung features niya, e. So,gusto ko naman yung contrast sa akin. So, I like guys who are sleepy-eyedand yung tsinito, actually."
Hindiniya inahas si Miguel kay Bea?
"Ay,hindi! Alam ni Bea 'yan."
Anosa tingin niya ang chance ni Miguel sa Academy?
"Hehas a good chance kasi he's growing, e. Each and every scholar who enters that Academy grows and prospers because of the mentors, because of the challenges,because of the activities. We all grow inside that academy. Some of us feelthat we've grown enough and some of us feel that we've grown more thanenough, and some of us feel that there's more room to grow. Miguel is oneof those people who thinks that he has more room to grow. Di ba, he joined Philippine Idolbefore? He grew then. He's growing even more now. Papasok siya sa topthree."
THE THREE GAYS. May tsismis namay mga gay daw sa loob ng Academy. At may balita pa na close din daw angtatlong gay scholars.
"Sinopo yung tatlong bading?"
Angnatsitsismis na tatlong gay scholars ay sina Bugoy Bugayon, Van Pojas, atHansen Nichols. Since lumaki si Apple in an environment with seven gay moms,mas may ideya siya dapat to identify kung sinu-sino talaga ang homosexual among her co-scholars sa PDA.
"Well,unang-una po, si Van hindi siya bakla. Si Bugoy, siya na po ang sasagotdoon...kasi I cannot say anything for him. I didn't knowhim while I was growing up. Van, I already knew, e, back from Cebu. We have thesame manager. Yung kay Hansen, he also has to say something about that forhimself. I'm close with Van, but not with the other two."
LIFE AFTER PDA. After PDA, ano ang plano niyang gawin?
"Iplan to do whatever God wills me to do and whatever ABS-CBN gives us.Everything that comes my way I will face it. I will attack it [head-on].Because in the Academy, we learn one thing, independence. You cannot rely on anyonebut yourself inside that Academy. Your co-scholars cannot learn the lessons foryou and apply it for you. You have to learn it for yourself. So, whateveropportunity may come I will attack it not with a vengeance but with passion."