Pinoy Fear Factor eliminado Phoemela Baranda admitted that she initially had apprehensions of joining the reality show because she had her career to consider as a regular segment host for TV Patrol and The Buzz. “It was a bit scary because I have work for TV Patrol and The Buzz. So, actually ‘yun ang pinakanakakatakot and I have to make paalam and hindi ko puwedeng sabihin kung saan ako pupunta,” the host shared.
Phoem has been open about saying that the P2-million prize money was her first motivation for joining PFF, followed by the chance to gain new experiences. Phoem and actress and pre-school teacher LJ Moreno were the only celebrities among the 12 participantes of PFF. Phoem also clarified that being celebrities did not entitle them to special privileges. “Kasi when it comes to the stunts talaga, pantay-pantay naman ang tingin sa amin,” she said. Phoem was the third to be eliminated while LJ was the sixth.