It was time for sister teamwork as Ehra and Michelle Madrigal both took the hot seat on Showbiz Central's "Don't Lie to Me" segment with resident interrogator John "Sweet" Lapus.
SC thought up a novel way for the sexy Madrigal sisters to feel the pressure: Michelle was strapped to the lie-detector seat while Ehra, seated a couple of meters away, was also strapped. But the catch was, Ehra would bear the brunt of Michelle's answers, similar to what people saw in Eat Bulaga's "Bulagaan" segment.
EHRA VS. KATRINA. First question was, "Since si Ehra na ngayon ang nag-e-endorse ng isang alcoholic drink, na dating ine-endorse ni Katrina Halili, tanong, sa iyong palagay, totoo ba na dahil dito, naging aloof sa isa't isa si Ehra at si Katrina [Halili]?"
"No," Michelle flatly answered. Sure enough, the machine agreed and applause echoed from the crowd.
SALAMAT PO, DOKTOR? Of course, John was just warming up as he prepared a juicier question for Michelle. The question was, "Lagi na lang na lahat ng sexy star, e, tinatanong ng ganito. Pero ngayon, sa iyo ko itatanong. Michelle. Sa iyong palagay, may pina-enhance ba si Ehra sa kanyang mukha o katawan?"
Michelle automatically answered "No" and the machine, finding no changes in Michelle's pulse rate, signified it as the truth. When asked about the rumor, she said, "Kapatid ko ‘yan. Kilala ko naman kapatid ko."
Ehra added, "Given naman talaga yun, lalo na ‘pag nagpapa-sexy ka. Similar questions are ‘Totoo ba, o hindi?' etc., so ngayon na close na, talagang natural lahat."
LOVE TRIANGLE. The next question was related to Michelle as John asked, "Totoo ba na up to know, hindi pa rin kayo nagpapansinan ni Sunshine Dizon dahil na-link siya noon sa ex-boyfriend mo na si Victor Neri after ng breakup n'yo ni Victor?"
"No," Michelle answered, shaking her head to prove her point.
The lie-detector machine disagreed this time as it let out a big "Lie," signaling John and company to do a dance number, much to the delight of everyone—except Ehra, that is, as a bucketful of what looked like baby powder was dumped on her and covered her from head to foot.
When asked by John about her answer, Michelle explained, "Nagpapansinan naman kami ‘pag nagkikita kami sa labas... Wala naman rason para mag-away kami o hindi magpansinan kasi kung ano yung nangyari sa amin ni Victor, e, tapos na yun. Kung ano man ang meron sila, e, wala na akong kinalaman doon. Wala dapat i-intriga diyan or whatever."
John let out a laugh as Michelle quipped, "Sinungaling ‘yang lie detector na ‘yan!"
MICHELLE VS. PAULEEN. The next question was once again related to Michelle, "Ikaw ba, willing makatrabaho si Pauleen Luna na nakasamaan mo diumano ng loob noon?"
"Yes," Michelle said, as Ehra apprehensively looked up and both waited for the result. Thankfully, the machine agreed. John followed up his question, on whether Michelle and Pauleen met after the former transferred to GMA-7 from ABS-CBN.
"Hindi pa," Michelle answered. "Sa akin naman, walang problema. So, okay lang naman kung magkita kami. Nasa kanya kung papansinin niya ako."
JANNO COURTING EHRA? The final question was a tad more controversial than the rest as John asked, "Michelle, tinanong ng Central Jury si Ehra kung totoong niligawan siya ni Janno Gibbs habang sila ay nagte-taping ng Lupin. Panay daw ang text ng singer-actor sa iyong kapatid. Sabi ni Ehra, e, hindi naman daw. Ikaw, sa iyong palagay, noong mga panahon na iyon, niligawan ba ni Janno Gibbs ang kapatid mong si Ehra?"
"Yes," Michelle immediately answered as Ehra looked at her sister in amazement. More surprisingly, the machine agreed with Michelle's answer!
Michelle explained first, "Siguro sa akin kasi, ‘pag lagi kang tinatawagan ng lalake, paramdam yun, di ba? Hindi naman siguro yun magt-text o tatawag ‘pag walang interest. Baka para kay Ehra, e, wala lang yun. Kung sa akin ginagawa, e, iisipin ko talaga na nanliligaw siguro."
Ehra followed, "Yun nga, kasi I don't assume naman if a guy would text or call me, pangliligaw na yun. So, puwedeng panliligaw or puwedeng pangungulit lang or puwedeng wala lang."
John joked, "Kilala ko ‘yang si Janno Gibbs, napaka-sweet na tao! Alam mo nga feeling ko, nililigawan din ako. Panay text niya at tawag niya! Ngayon talaga ‘pag may tumatawag sa akin or mag text, kahit quotable quote, e, ligaw na!"