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Top of the Class?

Shinji Manlangit - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - The first time that Ryzza Mae Dizon competed for Eat Bulaga’s coveted Little Miss Philippines pageant, she lost to another contestant. While she definitely doesn’t look anything like the girls she competed with, Ryzza is in a class all her own. In a twist of fate, she got her second chance in the competition; it’s obvious that they want her. In a way, her presence took everyone back to the ‘80s; back when Aiza Seguerra kept countless pairs of eyes glued to the screens from Aparri to Jolo.

However, times have changed. Aiza came out as a lesbian and is nearing 30. Hollywood’s idea of a kiddie pageant winner is a foul-mouthed, redneck seven-year-old named Honey Boo Boo. These days, child stars come and go. One minute, they’re dancing on TV in ridiculously cute costumes, then you blink and they’re slapping MTRCB restrictions over how inappropriately slutty their dresses are.

Thank God we have Ryzza Mae Dizon now.

Supreme marches to the top with Eat Bulaga’s latest kiddie sensation Ryzza Mae Dizon on losing, winning, family, and fun. We find out how the Little Mutya ng Sto. Niño Pampang is graduating to the big leagues after being crowned and nabbing a sitcom in an exclusive interview.

SUPREME: When you won the Little Miss Philippines title, what was your beauty queen moment? What was the first thing that came to your head when Bossing called you as the winner?

RYZZA: Nung tinawag po ako ni Bossing, hindi po ako makapaniwala na ako yung nanalo, natulala po ako ng ilang segundo, halos akala ko po panaginip lang po lahat ng mga nangyayari, masaya po ako kasi matutulungan ko na po yung mga magulang ko kasi yung tatay ko po walang trabaho, yung mama ko po umaasa lang dati sa maliit na tindahan.

You lost in the semi-finals but you came back as a wild card contestant. Did you get scared that you would lose again? What drove you to fight once more?

Nung tinawagan po ulit ako para maging wild card contestant, sobrang masaya po ako kasi po makikita ulit ako sa TV, hindi po ako natakot matalo ulit kasi po iniisip ko po na mas gagalingan ko pa po para manalo na ako.

Before you became Little Miss Philippines, you became Little Mutya in Pampanga. What were the things that you learned from your first pageant that helped you win that Little Miss Philippines crown?

Yung maging bibo po at maging magalang po sa lahat.

Before you joined pageants, you were being teased because of your looks. If you were to face those who taunted you before, what would you say to them?

Wala naman po, mag papasalamat lang po ako kasi dahil sa kanila mas lumakas po ang loob ko at kaibigan ko naman po sila, ganun naman po talaga mga bata, diba laging may tuksuhan?

Did all that teasing and taunting help you become what you are right now? What makes Ryzza Mae strong?

Opo, sobrang nakatulong po, kasi mas lalo pa pong lumakas ang loob ko, hindi po ako sumuko.

Now that you’re a big star with a sitcom with Bossing Vic after your win, what changed in your life?

May mga nagbago po sa buhay ko, ngayon po natutulungan ko na po sila Mama at Papa ko po, yung mga kapatid ko po nabibigyan ko ng regalo at madami na po ako mga laruan at Barbie, tsaka po marami na ang nakakakilala at nag papa-picture po sa akin.

With your sitcom and Eat Bulaga every day, don’t you get exhausted? What is your favorite thing about working on Eat Bulaga?

Hindi naman po ako napapagod, gusto ko po talaga kasi mag artista, sa Eat Bulaga po gusto ko din po kasi ang tagal-tagal na po ng Eat Bulaga, syempre po ngayon kasali na ako. Hindi ako makapaniwala! Sabi nga po ni Mommy dati pinapanuod niya lang po yun eh ngayon po kasali na daw po ako. Masaya po ako kasama lahat ng dabarkads, ang babait po at love ako nila lahat, parang lahat po sila nanay, tatay, tito at tita ko.

How about your studies right now? Do you get to study even after your shoots?

Opo, nagaaral po ako sa umaga po pagkatapos derecho na po sa Eat Bulaga.

Would you prefer to continue showbiz or do you want to focus on your schooling soon? What degree would you like to pursue?

Opo. Gusto ko pong mag derederecho na maging artista pero gusto ko din naman po syempre mag aral, pag tanda ko po gusto ko po maging chef kaya pag sasabayin ko nalang po.

What are your favorite things to do when you’re not working? What is Ryzza Mae like at home?

Favorite ko pong gawin pag hindi nag tataping, mag drawing po nang kung anu-ano po.

Are you nice to your mommy? What are your favorite activities as a family? Now that you’re earning, you can bond even more. How do you guys bond?

Opo, masunurin po ako kahit kanino po. Mahilig lang po kami sa bahay na magkwentuhan, kulitan at kumakain po.

Who is your favorite cartoon character? What’s your favorite food? What’s your favorite toy or gadget?

Si Barbie po, paborito ko pong pagkain ay paksiw na bangus at adobong baboy po.

Ryzza, in your episode of Magpakailanman, you were always carrying a handbag. Do you always carry a handbag? What do you usually put inside your bag?

Opo, lagi po ako may bitbit na bag, maliit lang po kasing liit ko, nakalagay lang po dun, pulbos, panyo at pabango po.

What advice from your mom do you follow every day? What about advice from Bossing Vic or the people you’ve worked with at Eat Bulaga?

Lagi daw pong mag pray at maging good girl, sa Eat Bulaga Opo lahat po sila sabi wag daw po akong magbabago maging mabuting bata at laging magalang daw po sa lahat.

Describe yourself in three words.         

Ma-cute, bibo at makulit! Salamat po! Chacha!

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