Beyond being a talented actress and a hard-working student, Francine Diaz is also a loving daughter. After countless auditions and acting gigs, the 18-year-old breadwinner used her own earnings to buy a decent home for her family last year.
Simple yet chic, the property in Cavite is certainly proof of all her hard work. When she gave us a house tour last January, she didn’t get to show her bedroom because it still wasn’t renovated at the time.
Recently, however, she went to IKEA with broadcast journalist Karen Davila to look for furniture for her room makeover. In Karen's latest YouTube upload, Francine explained that she was on the hunt for multi-functional furniture because she would be sharing the room with her two sisters.
Francine and Karen then looked around the store to pick out beds, study desks, mattresses, side tables, curtains, and linens. A humble and thrifty shopper, Francine only considered buying objects that her younger siblings would actually use.
“Ito ang tao na ang sarap naman i-room makeover. Ang tipid po. Ayaw ng lamp, ayaw ng carpet,” Karen joked after Francine mentioned that lamps and carpets are safety hazards for her makulit cousins and siblings.
Following the productive shopping spree, Karen asked Francine what other dreams she plans to pursue now. As expected, her response was totally admirable.
“Siguro [‘yung pangarap ko] bigger na house pa kasi this one parang marami kami tapos lumalaki pa ‘yung mga bata,” Francine answered, adding that her current house unfortunately can’t be expanded.
“So feeling ko need namin na bigger na space,” she said. “Pero for now, ‘yun kami. Mga sampung work pa para sa another house.” Awww, she’s such a thoughtful daughter!
In another interview with Karen, Francine’s father also shared how thankful he is to have a loving child like Francine. “Iba yung pakiramdam ng isang magulang na may isang successful na anak. Maliit palang siya, talagang nakikita na niya yung hirap ko na siguro tinatak na niya sa isipan niya,” he stated.
FYI, Francine recently starred in iWantTFC’s Bola Bola alongside KD Estrada, Akira Morishita, and Ashton Salvador. While she hasn’t officially announced her next showbiz venture, she hinted that she’s about to enter lock-in taping for a ~secret~ project.
We’re so proud of you, Francine!
You can watch Francine and Karen’s full vlog here:
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