“Ito na yung tamang pagkakataong maipahahayag ko yung totoong ako.”
A “Wowowin” contestant came out a bisexual on national TV via “Willie of Fortune,” a segment of GMA’s afternoon variety game show.
The contestant Ambet, who works as a barista at a coffee shop, shocked his sister, host Willie Revillame and the audience with his confession.
After exchanging inspirational messages with his sister Janet, an emotional Ambet gradually took his chance to open up to the world of his “true” gender identity.
“Isa pa ate may sasabihin din… may ipagtatapat ako sayo ‘te. Matagal ko na kasing itinatago sa inyo ‘to. Wala kasing nakakalaam sa pamilya natin kahit si mama at papa. Isa po akong bi ate,” he revealed.
According to Ambet, he has long been keeping it a secret that not even his mother nor father knew about it. He just kept it to himself because he didn’t know how they would respond once he would tell them.
The contestant further shared that he is careful with his actions at home because he’s afraid of being judged and not being accepted for who he truly is. And his situation is giving him a hard time.
“Tuwing uuwi ako ng bahay, yung galaw ko binabantayan ko kasi natatakot akong mahusgahan at sabihin niyo na hindi niyo ko tanggap sa sitwasyon ko ngayon. Sobrang nahihirapan ako tuwing uuwi ako, wala akong makausap.”
Willie then asked Ambet on what prompted him to come out in the TV show.
A sister’s acceptance
“Pumunta ako dito at nag-audition sa ‘Wowowin’ para maging inspirasyon sa mga katulad ko na nahihirapan din sa kanilang tinatago. Wag tayong matakot na ilabas yung totoong tayo, kasi saying the truth will set you free.”
His sister Janet became speechless at the revelation, but she embraced her brother and offered support just the same.
“Ako man po nahihirapan din ngayon. Ang kapatid ko hindi ko akalain na ganyan po, pero kung saan ka masaya, nan dito lang si ate susuporta sayo,” she said.
Ambet, on the other hand, thanked his sister’s acceptance and hoped his other siblings would do the same.
Meanwhile, the contestant also dropped another surprise: he’s currently in a relationship with a man.
“At yung sinasabi kong kasintahan ko ay hindi babae… isa pong lalaki,” he said. “Nagmahal lang naman ako. Dito kasi ako nagiging masaya.”
The audience even got more surprised when Ambet said his boyfriend was actually in the audience.
The couple shared an emotional hug during the show.
Ambet’s boyfriend also gave him a heartfelt message:
“Maraming maraming salamat. Walang mali sa pagmamahal. Tandaan mo yan.”
The video posted on YouTube generated 2 million views and 1.67 million Facebook views to date.