• ‘Badjao Girl’ Rita Gabiola was evicted from the Pinoy Big Brother house on Saturday, September 3
  • Gabiola said she wants to pursue an acting career
  • She is also planning to return to school

What is  next for “Badjao Girl” now that her stay inside the Pinoy Big Brother house is over?

In an article written by ABS-CBN News, it said that 13-year-old Rita Gabiola, who was evicted from the “Pinoy Big Brother” house last September 3, already has some plans for her life.

“Gusto ko pong maging artista. Habang nag-aartista po ako, gusto ko mag-focus sa pag-aaral ko, dahil ang pag-aaral ko ay mahalaga sa akin lalo’t Grade 6 pa lang po ako [I want to pursue an acting career. While I am pursuing that career, I want to focus on my studies,too. I really value education, especially that I am only in Grade 6],” she said.

Gabiola was spotted by a photographer along the streets of Lucban, Quezon. She was seen wandering around streets while asking for alms in order to help feed her family.

Topher Quinto, a professional photographer, was captivated by the physical features of the young woman. He took photos of her as she continues to beg for food or money from any stranger along her way. The image taken by Quinto went viral on social media.

“Masaya lang po ako at nagpapasalamat ako kay Kuya Topher, ako po ang napili niya. Kaya sobra-sobrang pasasalamat ko sa kanya [I am happy and thankful to Kuya Topher for choosing me as his subject. I am really grateful for what he has done],” Gabiola said in a previous interview.

Watch the Umagang Kay Ganda episode where Badjao Girl was interviewed: