Andi Eigenmann’s New Sustainable Lifestyle Includes Picking Up Plastics in Baler and Siargao
Along with her daughter Ellie!
(SPOT.ph) Taking some time away from the spotlight seems to be going great for Andi Eigenmann. In October 2017, Andi revealed that she was quitting showbiz because she wasn't happy anymore. She later clarified, though, that it was only showbiz she was leaving, not acting. Since then, she's been busy focusing on and taking of her daughter Ellie—and the environment, too.
Earlier in March, Andi opened up about traveling to Siargao and Baler with Ellie (her daughter with ex-boyfriend Jake Ejercito) and her boyfriend Emilio Arambulo. She reveals that she's also building an eco-friendly home in Baler. "We go to Siargao all the time or Baler, where we are building our home with our own hands using sustainable materials." These materials include reused wood, sustainable cement, and solar panels. Her passion to protect the environment started when she started on her new, showbiz-free life. "It's when I started living with less that I started realizing how happy life could be."
Her advocacy is rubbing off on her daughter as well. In an interview witgh Pep.ph, Andi's mom Jaclyn Jose shared more details about how Andi is also teaching her daughter how to help the environment. "Meron siyang advocacy. She wants to save the beach for that matter, particularly Siargao, Baler." She reveals, "Namumulot sila ng mga plastic."
Their actions also go beyond just the beach, but it's seen in their lifestyle as well. "Hindi siya nagpa-plastic sa bahay, hindi siya nag-i-straw." Jaclyn also recounts, "Kapag bibili siya sa drive-thru, ibibigay niya 'yong cup niya na may straw na." And even Jaclyn herself has been affected by Andi's sustainable lifestyle. "Pati ako, nahahawa na rin ako. Parang feeling ko, oo, tama si Andi."
Jaclyn also says she's been talking to Andi about acting again and while Andi has expressed interest, her priority is still Ellie. No matter her decision though, it's nice to see a celebrity looking out for our beaches and shores.