Young CEO Miss Glenda Victorio backs out as PBB Connect housemate

MANILA, Philippines – A former Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) wannabe who became a millionaire CEO was about to make her dreams come true after she was selected and won the challenges on Kumu to be among the new PBB Connect housemates! But after a week of crying in quarantine and spending Christmas away from her family, she backed out before she could officially enter the Big Brother house.
Glenda Victorio backs out as PBB Connect housemate

Life had not been easy for Glenda Victorio from Morong, Rizal, who lost her father when she was young. Her mother left her in the care of her grandmother, but the young girl experienced a lot of bullying as kids laughed at her mom who’s supposedly a GRO and her acne-ridden face.

Despite the challenges she faced, the young Glenda did not lose hope and was so hardworking that she found a job as virtual assistant for a company at age 12. She was so good at her job that they did not realize she was just 12 years old! When the company found out, she was fired.

Glenda Victorio backs out as PBB Connect housemate
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To make ends meet, Glenda bought items from Divisoria to sell to friends or through her online shop. She also joined a lot of beauty pageants and also auditioned for the PBB; however, she didn’t bag any crown from the pageants and was not accepted as a housemate then.

She was just 19 years old when Glenda started a company of her own, Brilliant Skin Essentials. The skin-care company was born in 2015 from her desire to treat her skin condition and look beautiful.

Glenda worked so hard to grow her company that she now owns a company with 2 factories and is boss to 46 franchisees, 705 distributors, and more than 600 employees. Would you believe that she’s just 23 years old?

As one of the country’s youngest and most successful CEOs, Glenda was officially recognized as “2018 Youngest Filipino CEO in the Field of Cosmetics and Skin Care”, an international recognition she received at the Gawad Award Amerika in Hollywood, California.

Glenda Victorio backs out as PBB Connect housemate
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Recently, Glenda and her entire family went through hardships after testing positive for COVID-19, along with 11 other family members and several of her staff. But they all survived the ordeal.

The young CEO had to undergo a 14-day hotel arrest and was set to enter the PBB house after passing medical, psychological, and swab tests. However, she decided to quit after 9 days because she wanted to spend time with her family and the isolation without gadgets or connection with anyone took a toll on her.

“I tried my best promise. 😢 Everyday, nakikipaglaban ako sa sarili ko at sinasabi ko na kaya ko. Kakayanin ko. Konti nalang. Pero napakahirap. Inisip ko lahat ng pinagdaanan ko makapasok lang sa PBB, yung lahat ng suporta niyo, yung excitement niyo, yung matagal ko ng pinangarap na makasali sa reality show na 'to, and one step closer nalang ako. 😢😭,” she wrote on Facebook.

“But it was hard pushing yourself lalo na't sarili mo na yung kalaban mo. Ito pala yung weakness ko, hindi ko kayang mag-isa. 😢😭”

Despite already being successful as CEO, she had always dreamed of becoming a PBB housemate. Thus, it is with a heavy heart that she bid goodbye to that dream.

“Lumaban ako hanggang dulo, pero hanggang dito nalang ang journey sa pangarap na yan. ❤️ Hindi man ako natuloy sa PBB, alam ko, may mas magandang plano si Lord para sakin. 🙏🏻❤️

Miss Glenda, 23, Ang Youngest CEO ng Morong, Rizal - Official Housemate ni Kuya

Pero dahil hindi ko po kayang magbagong taon na hindi kasama ang mga anak ko, hindi ko nadin kasi sila nakasama nung pasko. 😢😭 Sila naman...

#MissGlendaForPBB Signing Off... 😢”

First post ngayong 2021. ❤️ Signing off...❓❓❓ Bago ako maglitanya, gusto ko munang bumati ng hi, hello, kamusta kayo?...

Posted by Glenda Dela Cruz on Thursday, December 31, 2020

Other housemates who auditioned and accomplished Kuya’s different tasks via livestream on Kumu are Amanda Zamora (19, San Juan City) and Gail Banawis (New York City). The exact date of their entry to the iconic house is not yet announced. Meanwhile, the 2nd placer on their team on Kumu, Quincy Villanueva will replace vacated slot of Miss Glenda.

— Joy Adalia, The Summit Express

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  1. Akin na lang sana yung slot. Hehe. Anyways, Family always comes first so we respect Miss Glenda's decision. Goodluck to your future endeavors. Godbless po ❤️

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