Another PBB housemate with foreign blood is Jan Slater Young. Slater, as he is fondly called, will be 24 years old on December 12, 2011. He is one of the 14 housemates in ABS-CBN Channel 2's Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited. Tagged as "Hotshot Engineer ng Cebu", he plays board games and table tennis, workouts and shoots competitively. Steak is his favorite food and he watches Family Guy, HIMYM & Community. He likes Angelina Jolie, Charlize Theron and Bea Alonzo. Jack Black, U2, Bamboo & Wolfgang are some of his favorite singers.
Slater wants to be an actor and likes to follow the foot prints of John Lloyd Cruz. He attended workshop last January 2011 that covers dancing, singing, acting and modeling. He is under Cornerstone Talent Management which also manages singers Yeng Constantino, Richard Poon & Sam Milby.
Slater came from a well-to do family. A friend, Jeff Vadillo, described Slater's family house as:
"The wooden mansion was on top of the hill overlooking Cebu. Legend says they had to demolish Ten stories of hardened rock to flatten and build the house' foundation. The walls of the house if not wood were made of glasses making the breathtaking view outside accessible from within. The furniture were "only" care of Kenneth Cobonpue and other local luminaries. The size of the rooms were of Goliath proportion and the closets... yes the closets made me feel poor as hell. A family of 5 can actually fit in Slaters closet not to mention his shower which recreates an indoor rainfall where as one takes his bath he can gaze at the beauty of the metropolis.
Even the lizard squatting in their house happens to be a gigantic gecko- the type usually seen in zoos here in Manila.
Oh yes going to such houses makes you awe and at the same time makes you curse- haha ;) But it was a fun trip nonetheless.
As such, as consolation to this life of poverty in the light of such great earthly wealth, Erickson reminded us of our surefire hope which is a mansion in HEAVEN. Ayos!!!! ;)"
Slater's twitter account, @thatguy slater, posts this: Be human. Avoid Perfections. Life is a beautiful mess.
Magiging isang malaking pagsubok para kay Slater kung paano mamuhay sa isang squatter area na malayong-malayo sa buhay na kinagisnan niya. Paano niya haharapin? Susuko kaya siya? Hintayin natin sa mga susunod na araw sa loob ng Bahay ni Kuya.