Aminado si Tanner Mata na mahigpit ang kumpetisyon sa pagitan nila ng kanyang kakambal na si Tyler Mata, lalo pa't nasa iisang industriya lamang sila—ang modelling.
Pero mas kilala si Tyler bilang international model.
Pahayag ni Tanner, "Siyempre, there's competition between me and my brother.
"He looks exactly like me and he's my yin to the yang, you know."
Ngunit mas nakikita raw nila ang kumpetisyon bilang isang oportunidad para i-challenge ang isa't isa.
Saad ng former Pinoy Big Brother housemate, "So, siyempre there's competition, but I also think we work really well together.
"But the competition also pushes each other higher and higher, so I think it will just kind of boost us.
"We wanna boost each other up as much as I can."
Ekslusibong nakapanayam ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) ang PBB Lucky 7 5th Big Placer nang ipakilala siya bilang isa sa mga bagong mukha ng Club Penshoppe PH, noong Huwebes, Marso 16.
Kasama ni Tanner sina Tyler, Sofia Andres, Girltrends member and former PBB housemate Loisa Andalio, Hashtags member Ronnie Alonte, at international models Maria Fabiana at Emilio Perez.
SHOWBIZ. Kumusta naman ang 21-year-old hunk magmula noong nakalabas siya ng PBB house dalawang linggo pa lamang ang nakalilipas?
Sabi ni Tanner, "My stay in the PBB house has been a huge difference in my life.
"I mean, to come out and realize that I have tons of supporters now, a new career of mine, and to just kind of get thrown into a showbiz career, I'm adjusting but, really, I'm just trying to get into it.
"I'm enjoying a lot so far."
Inaasahan na ba niya ang pagkakaroon ng maraming fans?
Sagot ni Tanner, "I did not expect to have many supporters.
"I mean, just maraming-maraming salamat to all of my supporters.
"And I hope you guys keep supporting me and I promise that I'll try to meet all of you guys and impress every one of them."
Ipagpapatuloy na ba niya ang pagpasok sa entertainment industry?
"Siyempre I wanted to pursue showbiz.
"I want to take advantage of all the opportunities I'm getting right now."
Bakit sa Pilipinas niya gustong simulan ang kanyang showbiz career?
Mabilis na sagot ng Fil-Am model, "The thing I really love about Philippine showbiz is that it's real.
"I mean, most of the time, when you go to showbiz, it's like, I guess, in the US where I'm from, it's very, very fake in a sense of like acting.
"You know, when you're acting is, like, 'Okay, I gotta act this out.'
"But when you go to teleseryes here, it's almost like it's real, like you feel it."
Dugtong pa ni Tanner, "So sana, you guys will be seeing a lot of me soon."