Among the 12 housemates of the Pinoy Big Brother Otso Batch 4, it’s arguably undeniable that Franki Russell is one of those who stand out the most. With her flawless skin, fluttering built, stunning beauty, and sexy curves, it’s definitely impossible not to notice or take a second look at this 24-year-old Filipina-Kiwi gal.
But more than her gorgeous physical features, as what we could see in her photos we collated in this gallery, it’s her innate quirkiness, unpretentious naivety, admirable personality, and cute accent that have never failed to capture our hearts.
Since she’s still inside the house competing for her chance to break into the Big 4 and hasn’t underwent any interview yet, there are only a few things we know about her. Thus, we delved into the internet and here are some trivia that could help you get to know her even better:
Her life prior to PBB
In her interview for an Australian-based men’s magazine, she disclosed that her real name is actually ‘Frances’, yet she prefers to be called ‘Franki’ because she feels that it suits her outgoing personality more. However, her family still chooses to call her by her given name and she also uses it whenever she tries to be professional. She was born on July 24, 1994 to a New Zealander-European father and a Filipina mother and was raised in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Her father died when she was only 12 years old that utterly left their whole family really devastated and urged her to mature faster. As soon as she finished high school, she moved to Sydney, Australia where she lived with her older brother for five years and worked as a promo girl. In 2014, she joined the reality television program “Beauty and The Geek”, in which she was one of its female finalists.
Early this year, she took a huge leap of faith when she decided to stay here in Manila to pursue her career as a model.
She considers herself ‘woman of the world’
At 24, many would probably feel envious if we say that she’s been to various places around the world. Aside from Australia, she had already set her foot in Italy, Japan, Indonesia, United States of America, and a lot more. According to her, she usually used to go on weekend trips with her “three best girlfriends” and “occasionally pop back home to New Zealand.” Thus, there’s no doubt that her PBB Otso moniker, “Wandering Stunner of New Zealand” definitely suits her.
On that same interview, she agreed on describing herself as a ‘woman of the world’ because apart from being a certified globe-trotter, she’s also fond of “playing guessing games with people wherever I go” as most of them probably find it hard to guess her accent and her racial mix. She also uttered that with all the places she’d been, she didn’t think that she has already travelled enough.
She’s a commercial model and vlogger
In her pursuit of knowing herself deeper, Franki decided to go to the Philippines and start a brand new life. She recalled how scared her mom was when she told her about her life-changing decision, since life here is completely different from the life she had in Australia and New Zealand. She still went on with her plan and enjoyed every day of her sojourn.
She also ventured in video blogging and has been an active vlogger since she got here. As of this writing, her self-titled YouTube channel has already raked in more than 47 thousand subscribers and has 16 entries in it.
Before her housemates and Kuya taught her some Filipino words and how to converse in Tagalog, we also discovered that she’s begun learning to speak our language prior to her PBB stint with the help of her friends. She records everything she learned in a glittery pink notebook and crosses out every item she’s already mastered.
Will Franki make it until the very last day? Let’s all find out by watching PBB Otso!