Do you remember the stunningly exotic beauty that came to live inside the Pinoy Big Brother house? Let’s be more specific. Do you remember the teenager dubbed “Badjao Girl?” Rita Gaviola was only 13-years-old when she entered the famous yellow house and ever since she was eliminated, we have heard little from her except from some sporadic appearances here and there.
Rita’s stay in the PBB house can be considered bitter sweet because of the scandals she was involved in. Although being on PBB gave her a platform to gain a following, she was subjected to bullying by some of her fellow housemates and she also had to adjust to culture shock.
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Despite being well-liked, Rita unfortunately didn’t get to win the season. The prize would have been a great help to her and her family. Luckily, help and public awareness has been poured upon Rita’s family and the Badjao community ever since her photograph at the Pahiyas Festival went viral. A lot of her supporters started online campaigns to help Rita and her family.
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From not eating three meals a day, Rita Gaviola has now grown into a pretty teenager. The 14-year-old is currently in school and recently dressed up as an Egyptian. She even won Best National Costume!
Photos of Rita wearing her Egyptian costume were posted on Instagram and it has earned praise from her followers. Some of them even suggested that Rita join beauty pageants. We think that’s worth a shot, what about you?