Of course I'm happy. Eto ang aking "dream" result. I don't know how it happened, but it did. Aljur Abrenica as Ultimate Hunk, Jewel Mische as Ultimate Sweetheart and Mart Escudero / Kris Bernal as Ultimate Loveteam. It didn't work exactly as planned -- nag-chicken si Mart sa huli in pursuing Kris. Pero I don't blame any of them (Mart, Kris and Aljur) for playing it safe kasi napaka-uncertain talaga during the past few days -- sayang din ang 3 million pesos kung magkalat masyado.
Ang naging result nung intriga last week was basically, nasira na nang tuluyan ang ALKRIS. When I talked to Aljur the other day (feeling close o!), kahit na sinabi niya gusto pa rin niya na ka-loveteam si Kris kung loveteam man ang abutin niya, he confessed na nawalan na siya ng gana sa loveteam na 'yun after the Monday episode. So when he said that he wanted the Ultimate Hunk title, he really, really meant it. Iniwanan na niya si Kris.
Medyo my heart really goes out to Mart Escudero now kasi mahirap talaga ang gustong pagawa sa kanya ng show. Mart was given every opportunity and encouraged to make the Kris-Mart loveteam happen. Kamuntik na, pero as I said, nakakatakot talaga to risk it all. At ang gandang mane-obra nga on Mart's camp's part na naibalik nila ang "ahas" comment kay Aljur. Hey, I tried my best, ha? -- I encouraged Kris to choose Mart, Mart to choose Kris and Aljur to dump Kris -- kasi doon naman talaga pupunta (pala). Thankfully StarStuck made the decision for all of them, and more importantly, Mart wasn't disqualified for an incident completely unrelated.
Not to sound arrogant, but let's face it: Aljur ultimately made this result happen in the end. It's obvious that Aljur was going to be miserable as the loveteam winner, and I think StarStruck was not willing to deal with that. Ang dali naman i-switch yung titles nina Mart and Aljur, but apparently, what Aljur wanted mattered.
Mahirap talaga mag-manage ng ganitong Reality show to produce a compelling story, so I have to commend the StarStruck staff for almost pulling it off -- specially since it's in a non-controlled environment unlike Big Brother or American Idol. Must-see TV talaga yung drama last week -- and firmly placed Aljur, Mart and Kris in StarStruck mythology. Compared to the Iwa Moto-breakdown last year which involved only one person, this love triangle was complex and difficult to execute perfectly.
Aside from the non-winners like Prince, Rich, Stef and Paulo -- all arguably still winning material -- ang medyo na black-eye ng konti si Kris Bernal, even if she had the most votes among the girls. She stood her ground until the bitter end: loveteam with Aljur. However, the two most popular survivors, Aljur and Mart, controlled the dynamics of the show -- Aljur dumped her and Mart was not willing to take her. And the most popular survivor, Aljur, in the end, got what he wanted.
To Mart: Your new mission: Make the loveteam work!
To Aljur and Mart: Kiss and make up.
To Aljur and Kris: Kiss and make up.
To Kris: Let Aljur go.
To Kris and Jewel: Kiss and make up.
Go Aljur, Ultimate Hunk!
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