John and Camille Prats: Brother and Sister
By: Ines Bautista
From: Candy Magazine   [October 2002]

    You’d expect them to be sick of each other. With just a year’s difference in their ages, John and Camille grew up side by side and are still in each other’s faces today. "When we were a lot younger, we would take baths together, and we’d sleep beside each other," Camille shares. Besides working together, they gimmick together. "Being with my kuya is so much fun. He always makes me laugh. Whenever he goes out, he brings me with him. We love watching movies. And because he’s athletic, I try to be, too. We swim, bike, and play badminton and basketball. We even have a basketball court at home!" What they do best together, though, is tease their mom. "Ginugulo namin ang Mommy, but when she’s hot-headed, nilalambing namin siya," Camille laughs.

Brother-Sister Bonding

    But the best part about being brother and sister is the bond that goes beyond the fun. "Whenever we talk about something serious, I feel as if she’s five years older than me," John explains. "She even helps me when we’re taping a show. Mataas ang confidence ko kasi kasama ko siya." Despite his sister’s maturity, John still gets to play the role of kuya. "He’s very overprotective with me," says Camille. "And he gets jealous of other guys! When I tell him I like a guy, he always says, ‘Ano ka ba?!’ But he’s very malambing and he always shows he loves me."

Food Fight!

    Not much changed in John and Camille’s relationship as they got older. "We still fight over so many things, Kuya takes my stuff, like my CDs, and he thinks he can get away with it because he’s older. Me naman, I tell our mom his secrets!" Camille giggles. "When we were younger, we’d also fight, but we’d fight about food! He used to be so fat, and he loved to eat. My dad told him that if he wanted to be an artista, he had to lose weight, so he was put on a diet. And because we sat beside each other at the dining table, he’d steal my food! I used to get so angry!"

    But no matter how many times they need to patch up a fight, John and Camille wouldn’t trade each other for anything. "I can’t ask for anything more in a sister," shares John. "All my friends can disappear, just not her. I mean, I miss her when I don’t see her for a day!" Camille adds, "It’s great having a brother like John because I always have someone by my side."

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