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From fanboy to having fans of his own, Ralph Malibunas overwhelmed because of the support

LionhearTVOctober 27, 2021

Former Pinoy Big Brother: Connect housemate Ralph Malibunas cannot contain his emotions on Tuesday, October 19, when asked how he feels about having his own fans.

In an exclusive interview with RAWR Nation, Malibunas shared how he felt now that he had reached greater heights of being a fanboy than having a fanbase.

“Grabe sobra ano po… Sy’empre ayun nga po, katulad nga po ng sinabi n’yo po na dating fanboy po ako. Iba yung feeling kasi alam ko po yung nararamdaman nila and nafi-feel nila ‘pag nakikita nila ang idol nila or parang yung sinusuportahan nila,” he expressed.

Coming from a personal experience of gushing over celebrities, Malibunas was glad to get to have his own supporters finally. Now that he has fans, he said he treats them like “family” as a way of giving back to them.

“So nakakatuwa lang isipin na meron po akong mga fans. Pero para sa’kin parang mga pamilya ko na sila kasi grabe lang po yung support and love na binibigay po nila sa’kin always.

“Sobrang na-appreciate ko po sila araw-araw kasi nakakakilig… kasi alam n’yo po yung sa sobrang dami nang p’wedeng suportahan, ako po yung pinili nila and ayun po, parang na-appreciate nila ako bilang ako, kung sino man po ako, kung sino po si Ralph na pumasok sa bahay ni Kuya. Sobrang thankful ako sa kanila kasi kung wala din sila, wala din po ako ngayon.”

When asked what his fans see from him to earn their support and love, Malibunas believed that it’s because of his love for his family, especially his mother. He also said he knows how to show his affection to his supporters by keeping them happy.

“…alam ko po na may nawawala pero may mga dumarating pero gano’n ko lang po talaga sila pahalagahan.

“Yun din, napapasaya ko sila, para sa’kin napapasaya ko po talaga sila nang sobra and binibigay ko naman po ang lahat nang makakaya ko para mapasaya sila,” he pointed.

Malibunas’ obsession with Kapamilya artists started when he saw the now-shelved kiddie gag show Goin’ Bulilit. His fanboy then grew as he fell in love with everyone in ABS-CBN’s roster of talents. He even showed support to other contestants in Pinoy Big Brother.

“So dati, idol ko po talaga dati sina Nash Aguas, sina Sharlene (San Pedro), sina Miles Ocampo, yung mga Goin Bulilit po talaga, sina Kathryn Bernardo po gan’yan.

“Yung mga maliliit pa po sila na sobrang boom na boom nang Goin’ Bulilit dati. Tapos nung tumanda na po ako, ayun po doon na po nag-start na parang lahat ng Kapamilya artists—kaya tambay po ako sa ABS.

“Tambay po ako sa ABS dati. Kapag may nakikita akong artista na-amaze po ako. Pero nung nag-start ako sa PBB, kay Tricia Santos po, dating ex-housemate sa bahay ni Kuya from Davao. Ayun tuluy-tuloy na po.

“Fanboy na fanboy po talaga, tambay po lagi. Yung tipong may dala-dala pang tarpaulin tsaka mga placards. Grabe ibang experience pero masaya kasi may mga nakikilala din akong katulad ko na mga fan.”

From PBB, Malibunas has now become a Kapamilya talent, even landing a role in ABS-CBN’s digital series, Pasabuy that stars Heaven Peralejo and Gino Roque.

He is joined by his fellow housemates Ella Cayabyab and Gail Banawis in the series.

Catch Ralph Malibunas in the romantic comedy Pasabuy that began airing on WeTV Philippines last September 24.

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