LOOK: Girl who went viral selling Yakult joins 'PBB'


Posted at Aug 05 2016 04:12 AM

Kristine Hammond, who had been helping her cousins make a living by selling "palamig" at a public market, is now one of the housemates of "PBB". Photo from her Facebook account

MANILA - Much like "Badjao Girl" Rita Gaviola, another teen whose photo went viral online is joining the ongoing season of "Pinoy Big Brother" as one of the official housemates. 

Kristine Hammond is known as the "Yakult Girl." This, after a Facebook user named Kenneth Perry shared a photo of her selling the health drink taken at a public market in Talisay, Batangas.

"Kakaiba daw po iyong itsura ko tapos nagtitinda daw po ako ng palamig. For fun lang po talaga siya. Gusto ko lang na ako iyong nagtitinda dahil gusto ko iyong maraming tao," Hammond told ABS-CBN News' MJ Felipe.

Prior to her being revealed as a "PBB" housemate, Hammond was featured in ABS-CBN's "Mission Possible." Her appearance in the inspirational show paved the way for her to meet some of her idols like volleyball star Alyssa Valdez and "Dolce Amore" star Liza Soberano.

Hammond grew up in a broken family. Her British father left her at an early age, and her mother has since been striving to have her finish her education. She dreams of becoming like Valdez someday.