Slater to donate part of cash prize to help kids

Posted at 04/11/12 3:52 PM

MANILA, Philippines – “Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited” winner Slater Young is donating part of his cash prize to help finance the schooling of the children of their company’s employees.

The family of Young, a licensed civil engineer, owns a construction business in Cebu.

As winner of the reality TV competition, Young brought home P2 million in cash, an appliance showcase, an Asian tour package, an Internet TV, a water-refilling store franchise, and a special appearance in an ABS-CBN program in the United States.

“We already did it before. We usually support our employees’ children who are studying or enrolled in highly expensive courses like engineering and nursing,” Young said at a press conference on Wednesday.

Young also announced that he is relocating to Manila as he enters a new chapter of his life after “Pinoy Big Brother.”

“I really want to try acting and drama. I will be going through acting workshops while I wait for potential projects,” he said.
Slater, who garnered almost 40% of the total votes, would like to become as a “serious actor” just like his idols John Lloyd Cruz and Pen Medina. 

He also hopes to be paired up with host-actress KC Concepcion. “I’ve long had a crush on KC because she’s very simple yet classy,” he said.

Young said he still has to get used to being recognized in public places where random people greet him and request to have a picture with him taken. For instance, he said he was approached by a woman in a mall, who told him that she supported and voted for him because of the values he had shown inside the Big Brother house.

Meanwhile, Young advised current and aspiring PBB housemates to be themselves while staying inside the popular house.

“You just have to be real. Strategies are problematic because they would backfire on you. When you leave the house, it would work against you if you present something that’s not you inside the house,” said Slater.

Last Sunday, the latest batch of housemates entered the Big Brother house for the fourth season of “Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition.”