The first thing that Rafa Castaño did when he got up after winning the Pasapalabra jackpot and knowing that he did not have to go back to study or go to record was unconsciously pick up his mobile and open the application with which he has been preparing for 197 programs to become the winner of the largest jackpot in the history of Pasapalabra.
"I had been doing it for so long that the first thing I did when I got up was to take the application and start writing," he confesses. Is participating in Pasapalabra so absorbing? "All my time, the free, the dead, was to study...".
Although Rafa Castaño's victory last night in Pasapalabra was broadcast last night, the reality is that the program was recorded three weeks ago. Enough time to assimilate what at the time of television (and economic) glory was impossible to assume. This is recognized in the probably eleventh interview that he has given in the last few hours. He is tired, he hasn't eaten and he still has a good string of journalists eager to ask him the same thing. But he endures, he is aware of what it means to win, and the way he has done it, Pasapalabra.
When Rafa Castaño was called to tell him that he had been selected to participate in Pasapalabra, he worked at the Caótica bookstore, in Seville, and had begun to study for some competitive examinations, not because he was passionate about them, nor because it was his vocation, but "because he had to take me out and earn the beans." He left everything. He became just a partner in the bookstore, where he has been investing part of the money he was earning in Pasapalabra, and changed the oppositions for the "beans" for "the oppositions of Pasapalabra."
"I have always been a guy who has really liked learning, reading, watching movies and I spent a whole year without being able to afford that. It's not that I didn't do anything, but I did have a responsibility to take advantage of the opportunity that was presented to me. he was giving me. It has been a great sacrifice, a very great sacrifice", he confesses.
Both he and Orestes made it clear many times that they were not going to share the prize, that the one who took it was his. However, last night Roberto Leal in the anthill assured that this did not mean that the winner would invite the other to a trip or a good meal. Rafa no, Rafa wants to let his friend rest and the time will come to go up to Burgos or go down to Seville: "I want to leave him alone because it has to be a difficult time for him. But we will have a beer because I have a lot of him dear".
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