Debunking the MYTH: “Ang pag-a-artista ay sagot sa kahirapan!”

Convo with MSP

Komi: May nag-alok na ba sa’yo na mag-artista?
MSP: Meron. Hindi ko sasabihin kung sino.
Komi: Papano ka niya inalok na mag-artista?
MSP: Sabi sakin, “Dapat mag-artista ka na lang! Tutal may hitsura ka naman, eh!”
Komi: Ah ganun ba? Eh ano pala sinabi mo?
MSP: Sabi ko, “Ayoko!” At isa pa, hindi naman ako kagandahan para mag-artista, eh.

Ani pa niya, guilty daw siya kapag may nakikita siyang “half-European” na kaklase niya, eh naging artista’t model pala ng mga magazine ang isa.

Ngunit sa totoo lang naman kasi, ang pag-a-artista ay hindi forever na karera iyan. At kontra sa sabi-sabi ng mga tao na, “Malaki ang pera sa pag-a-artista,” aba eh hindi totoo iyan!

Unang-una, solusyon ba talaga sa kahirapan ang pag-a-artista? Eh tingnan niyo na lang siguro si Maymay Entrata—hindi naman kagandahan ang bata; mukha naman siyang batang hamog na pinulot lang sa kalye. In fact, mas may hitsura pa nga’t mas artistahin naman ang dating ni Rita Gabiola, na isang katutubong Badjao. Si Rita, gusto niya maging isang guro. Ngunit sa kasamaang palad, isinali ba naman siya sa walang-kwentang Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) na iyan. O, ano pala nangyari sa kanya? Malamang, na-bully ng mga kapwa housemates niya!

And speaking of Maymay, nag-artista lang siya para lang masabi na, “Natupad ko na pangarap ko!”

BLAME IT ON THE PBB CULTURE!

Credits to Big Brother Wiki

Kahit sino, kahit HIPON na nga ang maituturi sa’yo ng mga elitista (Melai), kahit siguro mukha kang BATANG HAMOG (Maymay), at kahit siguro mukha ka namang alipin sa gigilid (Miho), pwedeng-pwede ka paring mag-artista—and PBB is always there to give you a career.

It’s so sad that “anyone” can be an artista. Ang pangunahing dahilan ng mga madla, “Upang maka-ahon sa hirap ng buhay.”

Well, HINDI GANUN KADALI IYUN. Ang pag-a-artista ay para lamang siguro sa mga deserving; but because the PBB culture encouraged people to be an “artista” through all means, eh di sirang-sira na ang entertainment industry natin. Bueno, pumayag ang showbiz na bigyan parin ng career si Cristine Reyes, kahit alam na nating infamous siya’t controversial, dahil pala-away siya’t kilalang mang-aagaw ng mga dyowa. Kaya lang siya nagpa-kasal kay Ali Khatibi ay para lang masabi na legal wife siya, when in fact, it’s only for the sake of their daughter Amarah.

It’s only good that AA is now a has-been. Wow, ang kapal ba naman ng mukha na awayin tsaka i-badmouth ang Ate Ara niya, samantalang hindi lang niya maipakita ang buong tapang niya sa mga kagaya nila: Angelica Panganiban tsaka Carlene Aguilar (ang ex ni Dennis Trillo).

Buti nga naman, si Dennis Trillo, talagang itatanggi niya na naging sila ni AA, dahil ang gusto lang naman ni Dennis sa kanya eh… libreng KANTOT!

Hindi santo si Dennis at the first place. He also has his own sins, but that’s still the tip of the iceberg. He even attested that he’s not going to tie the knot YET, and like Charlize Theron, he acknowledges what “sanctity” of marriage really is.

…and remember guys, divorce is not yet a Philippine Law (sucks, right?), so you really need to have a mindset like DENNIS TRILLO, or if you’re a Westerner, emulate CHARLIZE THERON (love her or hate her!).

There you have it.

Also, when it comes to being a “celebrity” for “instant fame” and “easy money,” #NeverForget Pepsi Paloma. She was exploited, and heck, the “rape” issue between her versus TVJ still circulates, whenever Tito Sotto will crack a bad joke.

That’s the price you have to pay, esp. if you’re going to be a sexy star. Starring in “bold” movies (adult-themed movies) will make you think of Pepsi, being exploited by the entertainment industry.

Being an artista does not mean, “instant fame.” It means, staying and being loyal to being an artista.

Komi Thinks: ARAL MUNA BAGO ARTISTA; In English, studies are importantER!

Remember the celebrities who have a university degree: Besides Dennis Trillo, we also have Marian Rivera, Iya Villania, Enchong Dee, Isabelle Daza, and a lot more. Buti pa nga sina Sunshine Cruz tsaka Jodi Sta. Maria, the only way for them to cope up with their marital breakup is to continue their education. Kahit papano, Sunshine Cruz could be more commendable than Donita Rose, dahil hindi ini-isip ni Shine ang FAME. She thinks about being a good influence, and besides, iba parin talaga kapag nakapag-tapos ka ng uni.

Aside from Sunshine, there are other commendable artistas who are finishing a degree in university. Ang mga ibang artista nga, they don’t want their children to be in showbiz.

Let me said it again: Hindi sagot sa kahirapan ang pag-a-artista!

LOOK at the ka-DDS! They’re all accomplished professionals. Bruce Rivera being the former lawyer of the controversial pork barrel queen Janet Lim-Napoles, and of course, love her or hate her, MOCHA USON finished a degree in medical technology, but never finished medical school because she ventured in being an entertainer. Also, Sass Rogando Sasot is currently studying in Leiden University (The Hague, Netherlands), finishing her MA (perchance?).

So before calling other politicians as “high-falutin hypocrites,” remember, it’s better to finish your degree than NOT AT ALL! Now look at the eternally-favorite of the bobotantes, who is MANNY PACQUIAO. He should have finished a degree after boxing. OHA, at least, maximized ang ini-ipon niya kada laban. Doesn’t matter if his English is still struggling to be good. Basta ang mahalaga, he has ample knowledge of what he’s doing in the senate.

Also, despite being an ELITISTA, Chris Tiu showed us a good example somehow, by proving others wrong about the “dumb jock” stereotype. Being an ATHLETE should not hinder you to become a DROP-OUT, or someone who does not take studies seriously. Bueno, sabihin ninyong, “Eh kasi mayamang Intsik naman iyan,” yet you don’t realize that the Chinese culture emphasizes both negosyo and academics to be balanced. Dahil karamihan naman sa mga Pilipino, ayaw na ayaw sa mga Intsik, kesyo gan’to, mga kuripot tsaka mga “salbahe” kapag traditional Chinese. WOW HA, you won’t realize that our Chinoy online celebrities are more influential than to the telebasura celebrities who do nothing but “artista is importantER.”

Sabi ni QueenBeast:

Tawagin niyo man akong pangit kaya hindi makapag-artista. Easy come, easy go ang relativity mo sa entertainment industry. You’ve got a project today, the next day you don’t. Therefore, you will need to do what it takes to make it and stay in the limelight —even if you have to sell your body or your soul.

Heto iyun: Hindi madali ang pag-a-artista. Want more proof? Watch Helter Skelter starring Erika Sawajiri, and see for yourself.

Also, regarding the last sentence though, what if it was instilled towards you that you have to protect your chastity? Remember, staying in the limelight through the “last resort” requires you to *whispers* sacrifice *whispers* your chastity to earn a career. No wonder, Alessandra De Rossi is too picky on choosing her roles, because for her, kissing scenes are a NO-NO.

Buti pa si Alessandra, alam niya rin ang mga limitasyon niya. She does not have to prove that she’s WORTH it by undergoing casting couch. In fact, she still remains underrated not because her looks are a hindrance (sows! Meron na tayong Isabelle Daza, anoh!), but because she’s not even appealing to telebasura people. Remember, mas appealing pa sa mga telebasura fans ang mga katulad nila Melai Cantiveros, to think hindi pa siya kagandahan.

Kahit olive-skinned ang artista, it does not mean, malakas ang hatak niya sa “RELATE-ABILITY.” Hindi relate-able si Alessandra, after all. Ka-level niya parin sina Solenn Heussaff tsaka si Lovi Poe when it comes to being an artista. Si Solenn nga, struggling to be relatable to the masa, anoh!

Ang talagang relate-able sa masa ay si Maine Mendoza. Hindi lang siya soyal in one side; on the other side, she IS relate-able. Siya ang effortlessly NOT struggling to be relate-able to the masa… pati mga telebasura people, COVERED pa niya. This is what Maine can do, which other “sosyaling” artistas in Kapamilya network cannot even do. Jessy Mendiola? Coleen Garcia? Arci Muñoz? Andi Eigenmann? Ria Atayde?

Also, Maine Mendoza has a FALLBACK. No wonder, she didn’t need to be an artista at the first place!

Final thoughts…

Think about it. Should you really go for further studies, or be an artista instead with instant fame?

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