Saturday, October 28, 2006
No. 74: Keanna Reeves
Keanna Reeves (born Janet Derecho, 1970) is a Filipina starlet who first gained national attention and notoreity in the Philippines for exposing a private escort girl service in December 2004, and confessing that lawmakers were among her clients. The exposé allowed her to make headway into show business. Her stage name is obviously derived from Keanu Reeves' name.
On 2005, she appeared on Extra Challenge, where she won the challenges with her teammate and then enemy Tita Swarding. Continuing her stints on reality shows, in February 2006, she was selected to be one of the 14 housemates in Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition. She won the competition, winning P4 million worth of cash and prizes. Her chosen charity, women's rights advocate Gabriela (the sister party of Bayan Muna), will receive P1 million. As a single parent, she vowed to win the prize for the sake of her two young sons' future.
Aside from being a devoted mother and a trusted friend, Keanna endeared herself to viewers with her comic timing.
This comedienne was known for her anticlimactic but hilarious antics. A perfect example would be the incident when Keanna suddenly excused herself to attend to nature’s call right at the moment actor Rustom Padilla, her closest buddy in the house was 'coming out' to her. In order not to ruin the moment, she urinated in the garden where the conversation was taking place. Keanna was later reprimanded by Big Brother for not using the bathroom.
Posted by Night Owl at 4:16 AM