Before there was JaDine, there was JamLi of “PBB”.
The two halves that made that team-up were James Reid and Ann Li, former housemates of “Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010”. While their love team set sparks flying in and out of Kuya’s house, the flame didn’t last long with Ann choosing a divergent path from local showbiz.
Let’s throw it back to 2010 then, shall we? Ann was introduced as one of the “Teenternational” housemates in "PBB Teen Clash 2010". Dubbed as the “Diligent Daughter of Taiwan”, Ann is of Taiwanese-Chinese descent but grew up in the Philippines. Her chemistry with James, who later emerged as the Big Winner of that season, caught the attention of audiences nationwide. For a brief time, Ann Li did a number of acting stints in ABS-CBN before going into fashion full-time.
So where is the former “Teenternational” housemate now?
Since starting her photography blog “AnnSnaps” in 2012, Ann has made impressive strides in her fashion and business career. For one, at only 22 years old, she was included in the Forbes 30 under 30 list under The Arts category. Then she went on to found Chrysogem, a wholesale jewelry distribution company, and IMPCT, an award-winning global social enterprise.
In an interview with Preview Magazine published yesterday, October 8, Ann reminisced about her "PBB" days.
“'PBB' was so much fun! Actually, there was one task I did where I was on roller skates all day and Big Brother even got THE DRESS that I designed when I was 13 for me to wear that day. Wow, so much nostalgia!" she enthused.
She then went on to talk about how her reality show experience helped her realize her present career.
"'PBB' actually gave me an outlet to unleash all my creative ideas," said Ann. "I not only got to help direct our very own music video but I also got to direct the fashion show that made us win! I was really experimenting with what I like and even to this day, I feel like I’m constantly exploring and experimenting so I wouldn’t say I’ve evolved but I’m still evolving and always will."
"I don’t feel like I can define myself with one thing that I’ve evolved into as I am always searching for new projects, new places, and new opportunities," she added.
Even though the multi-hyphenate beauty has traded in her on-screen charm for a noteworthy international fashion career, we’re glad she gave us a glimpse of the Ann Li we know from “PBB” on her Youtube vlog!
Check her vlog here:
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