"Honestly, it’s just that a lot of men na nanliligaw halatang-halata mo na bolero. For example, I’ve had guys who, though we may have known each other through common friends, I don’t really know well, then suddenly courts me—we’d only be talking for, like, a few days and then he suddenly says “I love you” to me. I mean, hello?! Meron namang ibang nanliligaw, kulang na lang bilhin ka. It’s offending, nayayabangan ako sa kanila, alam mong hindi totoo. It would be best if we could be friends first, that way we’d be more honest with each other."
What’s Ara’s favorite position in bed?
“Ano yan, pag natutulog? Ha ha ha, yan na nga ba ang sinasabi ko kaya ayokong mag-pose, I’d have to answer questions like that! But, alright, anything will do. As for who’s in control, dapat give and take, basta hindi pwedeng puro lalaki lang.”
It took years for the FHM staff to convince Ara to appear in the magazine. The five-year courtship with Ara ended when she finally appeared on the July 2005 issue of FHM.