LOOK: Pauleen Luna Sotto Reminisces First Day of Hosting ‘Eat Bulaga’ and Meeting Her Husband

Pauleen Luna-Sotto took some time to reminisce on her first day as a host of popular noontime variety program Eat Bulaga! as she celebrated the show’s 41st anniversary.

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Pauleen, who joined Eat Bulaga! on 2004, shared a few screen grabs from her hosting debut as she looked back on all the memories she made through the years.

“My first day in Eat Bulaga. I remember how nervous and excited I was as I entered the studio and saw very familiar faces,” she began. “I must admit that joining a group of very successful people at the age of 16 was very intimidating, but, the intimidation disappeared the moment I stepped in the studio. They were very welcoming, as a matter of fact, if you see this video on YouTube, you would see how comfortable I was to ask for a take 2 in front of all the hosts and audience, totally forgetting that we were live!”

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“Here we are 15 going 16 years after. Oh boy how Eat Bulaga changed my life! I’ve learned a lot by just being in the background, knowing and meeting people from different walks of life. I would say I grew up, found my real authentic self in the show. Honed some talents because of their support. In this show, they give you the floor to reach your full potential, and I will forever be grateful for that,” she continued.

She also expressed happiness over how she gained so many friends and for having met her now-husband, Vic Sotto, through Eat Bulaga!

“I’ve also met the most amazing people! From the people behind the camera to my amazing co-hosts, I still can’t believe I’m friends with you all. And most of all, I have found the man that my heart loves in this show. From that young teenager to the mom that I am today, Eat Bulaga was always there,” she gushed.

Ending her post, she said, “I am only one of the millions that Eat Bulaga has helped. I may be in front of the camera but deep inside I am still that girl who will always be a fan of Eat Bulaga. Happy 41st Anniversary! You are a gift to all of us! I thank the Lord every day for you!”

(ALSO READ: LOOK: Eat Bulaga! is Coming Back with Live TV Broadcast)

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