We often see celebrities living a privileged life thanks to the glitz and glamour. Their fancy homes and outfits never come as a surprise. More often than not, we’re always greeted by the hefty breakdown of their purchases in various websites. So it is always a breath of fresh air whenever we get to see someone like comedian Jose Manalo, who seemingly prefers to live a humble life.
Photos of Jose living an “ordinary life” recently went viral. The “Eat Bulaga” mainstay was pictured wearing only beach shorts and was brushing his teeth by the sink. According to reports, this was taken in his friend’s house in Tondo, Manila. Evidently, the comedian has never forgotten to stay grounded despite his fame.
Jose’s appearances in “Sugod Bahay,” together with co-hosts Wally Bayola, Maine Mendoza, Paolo Ballesteros, alone already show much about his down-to-earth character. He is never too famous to interact with people of all walks of life and is always more than game to go to the winners’ houses whether it may be near a dump site or squatters’ area.
“Hindi ko iniisip na artista ako dahil nasa kalye kami. Kung ano ang pakiramdam ng nakalakihan naming lugar, nandoon ulit kami. At maganda ang naisip ng Bulaga na yun na hindi kami lumalayo kung saan kami nanggaling,” he said.
Clearly, this famous and beloved comedian has his priorities straight.