INAABANGAN na ng MMA fans ang “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” na ipalalabas sa susunod na buwan.
Kakaiba sa nakasanayang aksiyon sa ONE ang pinakabagong reality television show na hatid ng Asia’s largest martial arts organization.
May dapat ikatuwa ang ikarangal ang Pinoy MMA followers bunsod ng pagkakapili bilang isa sa “candidates” sa The Apprentice ang Filipina MMA athlete na si Lara Pearl Alvarez, isang single mother na ipinanganak at lumaki sa Baguio City.
Sa naturang programa, ibinahagi ni Alvarez ang kanyang naging karanasan at dahilan kung bakit siya lumaban at lumahok sa ‘The Apprentice’.
“I wanted to give my son a better life, that’s what compelled me to try and audition for The Apprentice. At the time, I didn’t really imagine I could get in. But I was determined to give it a shot. So when I got the news that I was accepted, I was in shock. I just couldn’t believe it. But I was super happy I got in, and from there, I was motivated to succeed,” pahayag ni Alvarez.
“Participating on the show was incredible. The production was top notch and it was nothing like I had ever experienced before. Getting to visit Singapore and see the way locals live, see the beauty of the country, it gave me a deeper sense of pride for my own country. It gave me hope, not just for my own life, but for everyone else as well with all the difficulties we’re dealing with today. I definitely learned a lot from my time in the boardroom.”
Nang magdalang-tao sa edad na 22, taliwas ito sa orihinal niyang plano na maging isa sa pambatong fighter ng Team Lakay. Dagdag pasakit pa ang naging pagkaduwag ng kanyang nobyo na tinalikuran ang responsibilidad sa kanya at sa kanilang anak. Ngunit, sa tulong ng pamilya, hindi siya nahirapang bumangon , tumindig at luming makibaka sa buhay.
“Flying to Singapore to film the show was my first timeto leave the Philippines, first time getting on a plane to fly out of the country. And to be joining a globally acclaimed TV show, I was mesmerized by the whole ordeal. It was a little overwhelming, but exciting. At the same time, I missed my son terribly. I had never spent so much time away from him, nor left him in the care of others. I tried not to let it affect me, but every time I thought of him, it would bring me to tears,” pahayag ni Alvarez.
“I’ve been through a whole lot, and everything I’ve done so far is for my son to have a better life. Up to now, I still can’t believe I was on The Apprentice. I’m glad I took a chance. It’s made me a stronger person, and a better mother today. I’ve gained more confidence in myself. I think I’ve proven that being a single mother is not a setback. It is far from a setback. It’s a blessing because I was able to push myself harder. It gave me the strength to push past my limits,” aniya.
Ang “The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition” ay sinasabing pinakamahigpit at pinakamapangahas na palabas na ginawa ng programa. May kabuuang 13 episodes na magsisimula sa Marso 11.
Si Alvarez ay isa sa 16 na pailing finalist sa kompetisyon na may nakalaang US$250,000 job offer mula kay ONE Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong.
“The Apprentice really showed me what’s possible in my life. I’ve definitely grown from the experience. It’s opening up a lot of doors that I just couldn’t see before, a lot of opportunities. Now I’m excited for what the future holds,” pahayag ni Alvarez