Before she became a household name with James Reid by her side, Nadine Lustre wanted to appear on ‘Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010’. In fact, she even auditioned to be on the popular reality show — in the same year as James himself!
We all know that James Reid began his acting career when he emerged as the ‘PBB: Teen Clash 2010’ winner, despite being tagged on the show as the “shy, quiet one.”
Nadine said in an interview: “Nag-audition ako kasi meron akong friend na gustong mag-audition. Nag-audition ako para lang masamahan ko siya. Tapos sabi, ‘Okay, we’ll update you.’”
Unfortunately, she wasn't called back. The actress relayed that, back then, she was with Pop Girls, a quartet that was handled by Viva Records. Their group was initially inspired by the emergence of all-girl singing groups in Asia, particularly in Japan and South Korea.
Nadine continued: “Ang tagal na [bago tumawag 'yung 'PBB']. Nasa Pop Girls na po ako nung may nag-text po sa akin ulit. I was with Viva already.”
Meanwhile, James said that, when he won the ‘PBB: Teen Clash 2010,’ he didn’t have any plans to venture into showbiz.
In Nadine's audition video that was released by ABS-CBN Entertainment, we can see her wearing a ruffled pink blouse with a fully made-up face.
“Hi po, I’m Nadine. Eldest po ako sa aming apat na magkakapatid. I have two brothers and a sister… um, ‘yung dad ko po walang work and ‘yung mom ko po businesswoman, pero wala po silang regular work,” she said demurely.
See how it went here!
Isn’t she just adorable? Do you think that, if Nadine passed the auditions, then she and James could have developed their relationship sooner? Share your theories in the comments section!