When sixteen-year-old Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash 2010 alum Fretzie Bercede was linked to her fellow alums Bret Jackson and Ivan Anthony, fans wondered if maybe the show had found its next great loveteam—or love triangle, as the case may be.
Fretzie is the third Cebuana teenager after Kim Chiu (from the original PBB Teen Edition) and Nicole Uysiuseng (of PBB Teen Edition Plus) to join Pinoy Big Brother. She was later joined by another Cebu teen, Devon Seron. Both of them made it to the PBB Teen Clash 2010 final six. Fretzie placed fourth, and Devon, third.
Inside the house, Fretzie was known as the “Charming Angel ng Cebu”. With her natural charm and friendly nature, she quickly won over the rest of her housemates. Bret and Ivan did more than just that and fell for her. The rest of the housemates liked Fretzie too and never nominated her for eviction. But the charming Cebuana teen—who could well become the successor to Kim Chiu—says she never planned it that way. She had no “strategy” to help her make it to the finals. She decided it was best to just be herself. “Sa simula pa lang I decided to be myself na. Hindi ako nag-isip ng plan to avoid being nominated. Inisip ko na lang na if magugustuhan nila ako, eh di maganda. If hindi, hindi. Siguro nagustuhan nila yung attitude at values ko, kasi I tried to be humble and understanding. Importante kasi sa akin maging humble,” says Fretzie Fretzie didn’t audition for Pinoy Big Brother Teen Clash 2010 because she wanted to be famous. Her goal was to use whatever exposure or prizes she could get to help others, particularly the less fortunate residents of her hometown of Mandaue City in Cebu. “Yun ang unang inisip ko nung sumali ako. Huli na yung sarili ko.”
Fretzie comes from a moderately well-off family, but she doesn’t consider them rich. Her dad Dante is a dentist and her mom Kimberly is a housewife. Fretzie says her parents are strict, which is why she has never had a boyfriend despite the fact that she is very pretty and had many admirers even before she became a housemate. Case in point: Her parents never let her go out unescorted.
“Kapag lalabas ako kasama ko sister ko palagi. Chaperone ko siya kahit one year lang ang agwat namin.”
Her parents have advised her to put boys on hold for now because they think she’s too young to be in a relationship. But Fretzie says she still wouldn’t have a boyfriend even if her parents weren’t strict. “Ako rin kasi tingin ko hindi pa ngayon ang right time para magka-boyfriend ako. Hindi ko pa nakikilala ang lalaking para sa akin. I’ll know who he is when I see him. He has to be beautiful inside and out.”
So where does that leave Bret and Ivan? Fretzie likes them both. She describes Ivan as “hardworking, responsible and really caring” and Bret as “friendly sa lahat.” But for now she thinks she has to take some time to get to know both guys better now they’re out of the Pinoy Big Brother house. “Iba yung environment sa loob. Baka mag-iba na ang mga bagaybagay ngayong nasa outside world na kami,” she explains.