Surviving ‘Survivor’

Last Sunday, the SM City Cebu foodcourt was filled with an unusually huge number of people. Upon closer inspection, I learned that they all wanted to be part of GMA 7’s second serving of the worldwide hit reality series ‘Survivor’. Our Cebuano brothers and sisters rushed to the two-day Cebu City leg nationwide screenings hoping to be part of the lucky 14. While I stood there and watched the audition process, I noticed the diversity of the people who wanted to try their luck. It’s interesting to note that in huge opportunities like this one (3 million pesos at stake + countless possibilities!!!), everyone seems to be in the same social standing.

I wanted to audition but when I saw the long long long queue, I decided to murder the Survivor fan in me. Hahaha. And besides, I don’t know how to swim! Even if I make it to the national levels, I still wouldn’t be part of the Top 14 because swimming is an essential ‘skill’ in Survivor. Hahaha. Oh well. I think I’d have to work even harder. Maybe in 40 years, I’d have that 3 million pesos in my pocket. Bwahahaha.

 Anyway, we all know that only one guy or girl will eventually bring home the three million pesos. And the casting is indeed a very long and difficult process. So, I would like to congratulate all those who auditioned. You never made it but you survived ‘Survivor’. And that’s a start! 😀 Payt Bisdak!

 

The screening stage of GMA 7’s Survivor Philippines Season 2

Survivor Philippines Season 2 Cebu by you.

The line reached the other end of SM City Cebu. Wow!

Survivor Philippines Season 2 Cebu by you.

I think about 80 percent of the people who auditioned were guys.

Survivor Philippines Season 2 Cebu by you.

Stage 1 screening (by 10). If you’re good, you’ll go straight to Stage 2. For this group, only one made it to Stage 2.

Survivor Philippines Season 2 Cebu by you.

These 4 dudes are waiting for their turn. They’re moving on to stage 2.

Survivor Philippines Season 2 Cebu by you.

They had to face the host of the show Paolo Bediones and another guy (I think a casting director) and answer their questions. After the interview, only two of the five guys made it.

Survivor Philippines Season 2 Cebu by you.

Here’s Paolo Bediones talking to those who were waiting for their turn.

Survivor Philippines Season 2 Cebu by you.

There’s my cousin Bang-bang. She went to SM at around 10 am and she was interviewed around 4 pm. She didn’t make it. Hehehe

Survivor Philippines Season 2 Cebu by you.

For the first season, four Visayans (3 Cebuanos) made it to the Top 14. Good luck to our Cebuano and Visayan bets (I hope daghan masulod).