Zeinab Harake Reveals the *Real* Reason She’s Hesitant on Joining Showbiz

The 23-year-old vlogger also shared that she turned down a role in a movie due to its sexy nature.
by Cheska Santiago   |  Sep 20, 2022
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These days, it's not uncommon for our favorite influencers and YouTubers to try their luck in show business, especially since their job already has them rubbing elbows with the rich and famous. One content creator who has been adamant, however, about not joining showbiz yet is Zeinab Harake.

In an interview with PUSH, the 23-year-old vlogger shared that even though she has received plenty of offers, she's still not yet ready to dip her toes into the world of show business.

"Natatakot lang po talaga akong pasukin yung mundo ng showbiz, feeling ko kasi hindi pa ako handa na sumabak sa acting," she revealed.

Zeinab also said that it's been a dream of her parents for their daughter to become an artista. "Sa totoo lang po, nag-o-audition po ako sa ABS, sa kahit saan. Naranasan ko pang maging ekstra sa mga TVC noong bata po ako," she shared.

"Talagang nakita ko kung gaano kahirap at kagaling yung mga artista. Hindi ko masabi na kaya kong gawin yung kaya nilang gawin, eh. Magiging totoo lang po talaga ako palagi sa kung hanggang saan ang kaya ko."


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She did, however, say that ~potential~ for acting now has yet to be unlocked. "Pero pagdating po sa serye at sa movies, malalaman pa po natin yan."

The 23-year-old also revealed that she was actually offered a role in a movie, but she had to turn it down due to its sexy nature.


"Parang di ko naman keri na sexy agad. Kasi yung mga sexy themes ko, ang mga nakakakita lang din po ay ang team ko. Hindi ko keri na maghubad nang maraming tao," she clarified. 

She said that when she read the lines for the movie, she felt uncomfortable delivering them, despite her loud and boisterous persona on her vlogs.

"Noong nabasa ko po yung linya, ako po yung kalog talaga at walang preno ang bunganga, pero yung mga ganung salita, hindi ko po kayang bitawan."

"Hindi ko po gagawin yung mga bagay na hindi ko po keri talaga lalung-lalo na sa mga bagay pagdating sa pagkababae kasi po babae ang anak ko, tapos babae po ako, at medyo maselan nga po akong napalaki. Kaya po hangga’t maaari hindi ako nag-aano sa mga nag-o-offer," she reasoned.

She isn't completely closing the door on more mature roles, though. "Kung ano lang po yung kaya ko, lahat po ng keri kong gawin, let’s go. Pero yung mga bagay na hindi pa, siguro po maaaral natin in the future. Gaya po ng sabi ko, bata pa naman ako."


Way to go, Zeinab!

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