Toni Gonzaga Votes For Daniel Matsunaga As Big Winner"Pinoy Big Brother All In" host Toni Gonzaga said that Big Winner Daniel Matsunaga deserved to win because he remained true to himself, he was competitive, and he took good care of his housemates.
Others are questioning why Daniel was named the big winner when he doesn't have any Filipino blood. Daniel is half Brazilian and half Japanese.
Toni said that in the 10 years that "PBB" has been running, they have already gotten used to critics saying the votes were rigged or that the show was scripted.
Personally, Toni also voted for Daniel during the Big Night last August 24 (Sunday). "For me, siya, nung pumasok hanggang sa lumabas, pareho yung ipinapakita niya."
She appreciates that Daniel was aggressive and competitive, which is what a housemate should be.
Toni also clarified rumors that Daniel is courting her sister, Alex Gonzaga, who was also a housemate at one point. Toni said she's okay with whoever is courting Alex as long as he's respecting and taking care of her.
However, Daniel is not pursuing her sister yet. Even when Alex was inside the house, Kris Aquino was already teasing them to each other because they share the same plate when eating.
Toni doesn't want to say anything more because whatever happens, it should be between Daniel and Alex.
Meanwhile, Toni and Alex once hosted "Aquino & Abunday Tonight" when both the hosts, Kris and Boy Abunda, were not available. Toni said it was a spur-of-the-moment kind of thing.
She was even the one to do her own make-up because she wasn't even ready that night. Alex, on the other hand, was rehearsing for the trade launch.
Kris texted them belatedly that she won't be able to make it. Boy is still recuperating in his resthouse in Tagaytay.
A lot of people have been asking Toni if she and longtime boyfriend, Direk Paul Soriano, are already engaged. Toni denied this, but said she is ready to settle down already.
A number of celebrity couples got engaged this year, including Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes, and Heart Evangelista and Senator Chiz Escudero.
Toni said her time to get engaged will also come. She doesn't want to rush it because marriage is not something she should get into without thinking. This is the time for people like Heart and Marian, she added.
Hopefully, she'll get that ring on her finger this year or next year... or until she's not menopause yet, she joked.
With regards to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Toni said she was nominated by Bea Alonzo and Zanjoe Marudo. However, Direk Paul was shooting in the mountains, so he won't be able to do it with her.
She will probably just pull Alex to do it with her since someone also nominated her for the challenge.
Toni will have a concert entitled "Celestine" on October 3 at the SM MOA Arena. The ticket sales are goind good, she added.
"Very thankful kami kasi marami sa ating mga kababayan ang nagpa-reserve na ng tickets and maganda yung sales namin."
She will be working with Paolo Valenciano because of his new ideas.