Despite having to face many challenges early on in life, Maymay Entrata maintains that life has still been so good to her, especially ever since she joined show business. All she wanted was to be able to earn some money to help her mother who is working in Japan. But in just over a year since emerging as the Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Big Winner, Maymay has gotten way more than what she has asked for. And as she turns 21 today, May 6, it is for sure that her fairy tale will carry on.
“Parati nalang may bonus sa buhay ko,” Maymay remarks to Inside Showbiz Weekly. From aiming to be chosen to be part of PBB Teen Clash, The Voice Philippines, and Pilipinas Got Talent to becoming the Lucky Season 7 Big Winner, from aspiring to be a singer to becoming a certified Platinum artist, from starting out as a guest in concerts to holding sold-out concerts here and overseas, from dreaming to become an actress to headlining a Star Cinema film, and from wanting to become a fashion model to bagging various MEGA Magazine covers including Making MEGA in Germany, the Miss Wacky-Go-Lucky from Cagayan de Oro is certainly on a roll.
As to how she will deal with life now that she is 21, Maymay, whose real name is Marydale, says she will continue to be a hopeful dreamer and a hard worker. “Kasi habang buhay ako, hindi talaga mawawala ‘yung may goal talaga ako dapat para mas maging makulay ang buhay ko. Ngayon ‘yung goal ko siguro, sana darating ‘yung panahon na ‘yung lahat ng mga plano namin ngayon sa pamilya ko at sa buhay ko ay mangyayari.”
In the coming years, she discloses that she wants to concentrate on her acting craft. “Siguro gusto ko lang po na mas ma-enhance pa po ‘yung acting skills ko po,” says the blossoming actress who can make audiences shed tears (just like in her Maalaala Mo Kaya life story portrayal) and elicit laughs (such as in her debut movie Loving in Tandem). She keeps mum about her upcoming projects but there are certainly a lot of things to look forward to from her as well as from her love team with fellow PBB Housemate Edward Barber.
As she opens a new chapter in her fairy tale, the possibilities seem to be endless for the talented, charismatic, and beautiful Maymay. “Acting po talaga ngayon,” she states, but adds, “Atsaka alam niyo naman mahilig po talaga ako mag-model. Gusto ko po ‘yung fashion show kasi. Nagawa ko na po dati pero gusto ko pong gawin na hindi siya kompetisyon. Yung rarampa ka, pinapanood ka. Ang dream ko ngayon, fashion show na rarampa ako para sa isa sa pinakasikat na designer.”
There is nothing holding her back as she tries to reach for her dreams and create new goals in the process. There are a lot of people who have been helping her in her showbiz journey, and she is forever grateful for them. But without her strong will and relentless determination to help her family, none of her showbiz achievements would have happened. She has indeed made things happen herself.