Karen Davila and Kaladkaren back-to-back
After their face-off on DZMM TeleRadyo that spawned numerous TV guest appearances, Karen Davila and social media sensation “KaladKaren Davila” or Jervi Li in real life are sharing the screen again in My Puhunan.
KaladKaren will get to host a segment in the award-winning program, which she also parodied in a couple of videos that went viral. Catch her as she gets to know the story of millennial entrepreneur Polsan Pangindian, owner of Above Sea Level seafood restaurant, which has branched out in seven locations despite opening only in December last year. She will also sample Giant Butterfly Squid, the bestseller off the menu.
The real Karen, meanwhile, will share the success story of Mario Ocampo, owner of Marty’s Garments, who used to be a houseboy. As a young man, Mario was determined to finish his studies and was never unfazed by natural disasters when he started his business. Through his will and perseverance, Mario prevailed and is now managing his own garments business, apart from acquiring several properties.
Karen interviewed her impersonator in Pasada Sais Trenta, in which she said they studied the same course - Broadcast Communication - in UP Diliman. Jervi said “Kaladkaren” was born last year, when her organization UP Samaskom did a spoof of the presidential debate. The character was resurrected in a viral video of her crossing a river where she introduced herself as one of the anchors of former ABS-CBN investigative program The Correspondents.
Apart from sharing the same school with her idol, KaladKaren also showed she is not afraid to discuss important issues. In her DZMM interview, she said she believes in the cause for LGBT rights while she is against Death Penalty. However, Jervi emphasized that her “Kaladkaren” persona is strictly non-political and meant to spread only good vibes.
KaladKaren showed promise when she went on board with Karen and Vic De Leon Lima on DZMM, but can she deliver in telling the inspiring stories of Filipino entrepreneurs?
Catch her with Karen Davila in My Puhunan, 9:30 pm on DZMM Teleradyo today and after Bandila on ABS-CBN.