First and foremost, this is not a rant against Survivor Philippines, but a warning to those who plan of joining the next screening. According to my not so reliable source it would be within this year.
Don’t waste your time means don’t waste your time and energy by lining up for 5 to 8 hours only to be ditched in less than a minute. You may watch the show, but don’t even think of joining if you’re just an average looking Juan.
Paolo Bediones’ line that “This is not an artista search” I believe it was just a gimmick as an attempt make the show popular.
I got the past first level of screening, which was the interview part. While waiting for another hour in the second level of screening, which was the VTR or camera portion. I stood beside a goodlooking guy, the model type. He was quiet. While me and other participants were so excited, we talked and exchanged some ideas. He was oblivious of the excitement around him.
In the VTR portion, we were asked two questions. About 20 participants were there, some made some witty and trying-to-convince answers. I realized that all those answers were just nothing.
The artistahin guy beside me was the only one chosen. One of the guys in our group commented later that it was a setup. He was suspicious of the guy beside me.
I got another info from my source that some models were being told to lineup with the rest of the average looking Filipino citizens and brave the heat, cramps and hunger. Just to make the screening appear legitimate. Two days later, the Survivor Philippines producers carried out a separate tryout for models from different talent agencies in Metro Manila.
Conclusion: Don’t’ bother yourself joining Survivor Philippines or any reality tv show if you are not telegenic.