Despite Rustom’s admittance that he’s gay, his best friend Keanna is not giving up on making him fall for her. The Celebrity Big Winner confessed that she yearns to become Rustom’s special someone.
“Walang katapusang pagnanasa! Sabi ko sa kanya (Rustom) kung hindi kita makuha sa santong dasalan, pasapasan na 'to,” Keanna disclosed to TV Patrol World during an interview on Wednesday night. The Kilabot ng Senado added that she’s quite desperate to take her friendship with Rustom to another level.
Keanna asserted as well that Rustom, whom she fondly calls as “Rustrom,” showed some indication of liking her during their stay in Kuya’s house. “Gusto rin niya e, kc parati kaming sabay maligo, gusto niya akong makasama doon (sa bathroom). Kaya sabi niya 'maligo ka na!' Pa-ayaw ayaw ka pa kunwari pero gusto rin pala …may araw ka rin Rustrom.”
Keanna, - Janet Derecho Duterte in real life – is also willing to give her “Aficionados perfume” franchise that she got from the PBB Celebrity Challenge to her best friend if the latter will make her his special someone. “Paramihin ko 'tong branch (ng perfume shop) ko at siguradong bibigay ka rin,” Keanna told Rustom as she caressed him in front of the cameras.
She also stressed that if Rustom fell in love and married Carmina Villaroel, his ex-wife, there’s also a big possibility for Rustom to fall in love with a girl again. “Sa tingin ko naman, kung naransan na niya once (ang mag-mahal ng babae), why not twice? Malay natin baka magbago ang isip niya...basta ang nararamdaman ko lang mahal ko siya, sabi niya wag ko raw siya i-confuse, nirespeto ko yun, pero irespeto mo rin na love kita,” Keanna added.
When asked if he’s interested to have a relationship with his best friend, Rustom quickly responded by saying “Ewan ko kung bibigyan ng malisya yan ng tao basta kaibigan ko si Keanna. best friend at mahal ko talaga c Keanna.”
During Big4’s press conference, Keanna disclosed that she has already ended her 5-year relationship with her former live-in partner, Dennis Luna. “It’s over,” Keanna said when the press asked her if she’s interested to rekindle her relationship with Dennis.
Keanna and Rustom became the best of friends when the prodigal son of showbiz admitted to the Kilabot ng Senado that he’s gay. During their heart-to-heart talk where Rustom revealed the biggest secret of his life, Keanna thought that Rustom was going to confess his love for her instead of his being gay. “Akala ko ako ang may problema. Kasi yung mariposa di ba sabi kaluluwa ng mga namatay so akala ko nanay ko yun na may gustong iparating. Nung dumapo kay Rust, sabi ko gusto niya si Rust para sa akin? Akala ko may gusto siya sa akin tapos bigla niyang sinabi yun (na gay siya) Ouch!” Keanna laughingly said during her interview with the Buzz last Sunday.
If she succeeded in becoming the 1st ever Celebrity Big Winner, will Keanna also succeed in her "self-imposed task” of making Rustom fall for her? We’ll find out soon.