Ex-PBB housemate tastes life on the outside

THE ONLY thing evicted Pinoy Big Brother housemate Maricris Dizon misses about life in the Big Brother house is the bonding she had with her fellow housemates. Otherwise, she says, life on the outside is much better.

By Aprylle Liabres (Contributor)

Published: Sun 27 May 2007, 10:16 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:47 PM

Maricris was the only one of the original 14 housemates who did not get to go back into the house when Big Brother conducted his “Balik-Bahay” challenge. Four ex-housemates—Jasmin Engracia, Wendy Valdez, Kian Kazemi and Zeke Dimaguila—were told that they would be sent back into the house, although viewers would vote on which of them would get to stay. In the end, the public chose Wendy and Kian, while Jasmin and Zeke got to stay one night each.

Maricris was not sent back into the house because she was forcibly evicted from the house after she got into a shouting match with fellow housemate Beatriz Saw. She even threatened to stab Bea, which made Big Brother decide to forcibly evict her after consulting with the show’s resident psychologist Dr. Randy Dellosa. Maricris was termed a threat not just to herself, but also the other housemates, and had to be sent out.

Quizzed by the Press shortly after her forced eviction, Maricris said she never intended to do anyone any real harm. “You know how people say things they don’t mean when they’re upset?” she asked. “Like sometimes, when we’re mad at someone, we say, ‘I could kill you’ even if we don’t really mean to. When I said that I would stab Bea, I didn’t mean it. It’s only something I said in the heat of the moment.”

Does she regret what she did? Maricris says life is too short for regrets. Besides, what happened already happened, and it’s too late to go back and change it.

After she was forcibly evicted, Maricris’s first thought was for her parents, who are in Italy. “I wondered what they would think,” she says. “I didn’t want to disappoint them.”

She thinks that what happened was a result of the stress that comes from living in a closed environment like the Big Brother house. “We were super-stressed inside, and I think that caused the breakdown,” she says.

Maricris adds that people misunderstood her. She’s not crazy, she’s not manic, and she’s not a killer. As a matter of fact, she is the opposite. “I think I’m a fun-loving person. I always look at the lighter side of things. I tend to be funny and light even in serious and complicated situations. I don’t like being so serious, that’s why most of the time, people get the wrong impression about me,” she says.

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