The Brazilian-Japanese model who previously auditioned for Big Brother Brasil joined Pinoy Big Brother instead and managed to win, despite no being a Filipino.
In all his social media profiles, such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, Daniel made just one and the same post late Tuesday night thanking those who supported him, saying that being part of PBB was the best moment of his life.
He also addressed the issue about being a non-Pinoy winner of Pinoy Big Brother. He said that even though he wasn't born here, he chose to belong here 'coz it's where his dreams came true. (I assume he's also referring to his football dream which was also realized here in the Philippines.)
Daniel Matsunaga: "This was the best moment in my life!!after everything that happened inside
the pbb house,all the difficult tasks,all the rules we had to follow, all those moments that i thought i wouldnt make it, times that i was thinking of giving up..no words can describe what I felt and experienced there! tears that I hid from everybody. This made me a better man today...all that because of the love and support of each of you. Pbb was the best experience of my life so far...There were so many things that I learned and things
that I never thought I could do. God really had a purpose to put me there and I really hope I was able to inspire some of you out there. He has great plans for each of us here on earth. Faith and trust in God is all that you need ...look for strength in him and he will provide you with everything
that you will need...I was only able to get my phone yesterday night and today is my chance to post my 1st post since i entered the house. I wanted to make sure to share my mind and heart in full so i decided to write to everyone before I go to sleep. Sorry for making you wait but I wanted the
best possible message coming from me. My life changed right there and I
will always be thankfull for all the love!maraming maraming salamat sa
inyong lahat for all the votes and the support!! My sister
@vanessamatsunaga is correct in saying we were never able to choose where we were born but yes we can choose where we belong and I choose to belong here in the Philippines... where my dreams came true. I will make you all proud. Thank you. God bless. Honor God."
Daniel has been modeling since age 16, and definitely, emerging as PBB winner is his biggest achievement thus far.
But even before PBB, he's already a very recognizable name in the showbiz world, having starred in a number of TV shows and movies, however mostly in supporting roles. Probably he'll be getting more lead roles now that he's become a much bigger star after winning PBB.
How about more projects of him with 4th Big Placer Vickie Rushton? Why not?! In fact, the two, whose loveteam is being called DanKie, will guest together on Kris TV later this week.
As to his lovelife, Daniel is very much single now, but 3 years ago, he made headlines for his romance with Heart Evangelista, who recently got engaged to Sen. Chiz Escudero, a night before Daniel was named Big Winner.