Jinkee Pacquiao turns down guesting on The Ellen Degeneres Show because her English might be criticized

(SPOT.ph) Jinkee Pacquiao, the wife of boxing champ Manny Pacquiao, has admitted she recently declined to guest in The Ellen Degeneres Show because she feared she would be criticized for her lack of fluency in English, reports PEP.ph.

 

A wistful Jinkee said she was afraid of making a mistake in a live program, especially in an internationally syndicated show. "Siyempre English ’yon so baka mag-nosebleed ako (It’s in English, I might get overwhelmed)," she explained, adding that she was not fluent in the language. Had the offer been a taped interview instead of a live one, Jinkee said she would have accepted.

 

"Sabi ko ayoko ’yong live (I said I didn’t want it live)," said Jinkee. "Ayokong magkamali... takot kasi akong magkamali, ayokong ma-criticize ng tao (I don’t want to make a mistake. I’m afraid that I’ll make a mistake and I don’t want people to criticize me)," she said.

 

Though regretful of her decision, Jinkee said that Degeneres’ camp understood. "Baka next time, baka handa na ako sa ganun (Maybe next time I’ll be ready)," she said. World-renowned Filipino singing sensation Charice performed and guested in Ellen before she became famous internationally.

 

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