As someone who is utterly passionate about celebrities, living in Mindanao was quite the inconvenience for May May Entrata. The chances to meet her idols were very slim as she didn't have the advantage of living in the same city as them.On the rare occasion that a celebrity does fly to Mindanao, it took a lot of effort on her end to meet them first-hand. "Naghihintay kami ng six hanggang eight hours para lang makita yung artista tapos ang layo-layo pa," says May May as she looks back on her humble days as a true blue fangirl.
While meeting celebrities became May May's motivation to aim for stardom herself, the notion of a career in showbiz first came to her when she first saw Meteor Garden in second grade. It was because she could relate to San Cai's character so much that she began to come up with ways in which she could become an actress herself.
As time went on, May May accepted that her dream seemed far-fetched. She settled for a more plausible dream—to become a flight attendant. In fact, if there's one more thing she felt truly adamant about other than the glitz and glamour of show business, it's her desire to travel and see the world.
As fate would have it, she was inspired to audition for the seventh season of Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky when her grandfather became ill, in hopes that she can contribute to her family. When she finally passed the auditions, the realizations came one after the other. When she met (and danced with) her biggest crush Enrique Gil in the Big Brother House, it was the first time May May realized that nothing was impossible after all.
When she was crowned the Big Winner, she learned that nothing beats the feeling of achieving a dream that you not only wanted for yourself but for you rfamily as well. "Mas maganda kung kasama mo 'yung inspirasyon mo sa buhay dahil mas napapatibay mo pa yung pangarap mo."
Months later, Maymay is living the life she had always dreamed about. Inspite her meteoric rise to success, Maymay is far from resting on her laurels. She still had her heart on another childhood dream. "Bago ako mawala, gusto ko malibot yung mundo at makita 'yung ginawa ng Panginoon," May May opens up. "Gusto ko ma-experience 'yung iba't ibang kultura ng iba't ibang bansa." Having a taste of attaining what seemed unattainable before, May May is ready to set her sights on her next big dream. "'Wag na 'wag kang tumigil. Mangarap ka lang nang mangarap. Libre lang mangarap kasi anytime pwede maging posible lahat ng pinapangarap mo."
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Photographed by Shaira Luna
Creative Direction by Madel Asuncion
Art Direction by Louis Manuel
Styled by Em Millan
Makeup by Eman De Leon
Hair by Jaymar Lahaylahay
Shot on location at Van Gogh Is Bipolar