In one of our recent articles, we learned about the perks and responsibilities of being a father from morning show host and Otterbox ambassador Paolo Abrera. But that’s not everything we talked about. The latter part of our interview was about Paolo being a brand ambassador who has full confidence in the product he promotes.
During the course of our conversation, we were able to discover how Paolo truly feels about Otterbox.
Otterbox fan from way back
Way before he was approached by the Tenkiebox team to be one of the brand ambassadors, Paolo was already a fan of Otterbox. They didn’t have to re-introduce or oversell Otterbox to him because he had already placed his confidence in it long before the offer. The team didn’t need to convince Paolo to promote the product. He was willing, and so the fan became the ambassador.
“I personally like the Commuter,” Paolo answered when I asked him what Otterbox series he uses. He confessed that he likes the rugged protection of the Defender as well, but Commuter is just more suitable for him.
Like most guys, Paolo has a habit of keeping his phone in his pocket. With the smooth-textured polycarbonate shell covering the Commuter, it is very convenient for him to slip his iPhone out of his pocket. “It slides right out,” he explained.
Fits his lifestyle
Paolo has three young and lovely daughters who all love playing with his phone. He said it’s pretty normal for kids to drop things with their tiny hands. For other parents who use iPhones, this scenario is a nightmare. But for Paolo, it’s not a problem.
His daughters are not the only ones who drop his phone. Paolo also drops his phone at the most unexpected times. “I’m a klutz,” Paolo admitted openly. He doesn’t look clumsy at all but he proved his point by telling us one nerve-racking Otter-experience.
Taking the fall
Paolo’s most memorable Otter-moment to date happened one day after taping his show. He was walking down the stairs when his iPhone 4S slipped off his hands and went down TWO FLIGHTS of stairs. “It got to the bottom before I did,” Paolo said jokingly.
The normal reaction would’ve been freaking out, bolting down like lightning, and checking if every piece is still intact. Paolo, however, trusts in Otterbox so much that he took his time down the stairway and didn’t panic. His phone was still in one piece and fully functioning. He even proudly waved his phone at us during the interview.
We couldn’t hold Paolo for so long. He had to run back to ANC to give the Otterbox cases he ordered for his friends. So our conversation simply ended there, with smiles and a few photographs.
From left to right: Danice Saunar-Biteranta, Paolo Abrera, myself, Jane Bracher