Photography by EDWIN TUYAY
Interview by ALLAN P. HERNANDEZ
Styling: KAT MANALO;
Makeup and body paint: BARBI CHAN of Salon Paradiso
Congratulations, finally you’re on the cover.
Correct! Salamat. Ang sarap ng feeling to be on the cover after what, two years since I first appeared in your mag, and back then I was just a model for your sex feature.
And now we made you suffer for this by making you walk barefoot on gritty concrete, hold a sledgehammer…shame on us!
Mas maganda yun, para lalong gumanda yung magazine. But I must say na mahirap talaga yung pinagbuhat ninyo ako ng maso, mabigat ! Although I know I can carry a weight like that because I go to the gym, nabigatan pa rin ako kasi puyat ako, eh, wala akong energy.
When was the last time you had your feet dirty like that?
When I did my last movie, Hiram. I played a very poor girl there so lagi akong nasa putikan, sa damuhan. Okay lang naman na nagkaka-germs paminsan-minsan.
In case some FHM readers are slow, the bra you wore in this shoot is not really a bra but body paint—how did it feel being painted on?
My nipples were standing on end. I was having a conversation nga kanina with your editor in chief kung pareho ba ng nararamdaman ang nipples ng lalaki at sa babae, I told him mas masarap yung feeling namin. He asked me kung ano ba talaga ang pakiramdam, I said basta masarap.
This cover justifies all the success you’ve been getting so far—sitcoms, Eat Bulaga, a movie with Nora Aunor soon—can you say that you’ll be putting in more years in showbiz?
It’s hard to say kasi ang daming mga bagong artistang dumarating. Ang akin lang gusto kong pagbutihin ang trabaho ko.
You don’t need to get naked for any of these anymore. Is this the last time we’re seeing you naked?
Actually, my last movie was supposed to be the last time. But in this movie with Nora called Naglalayag, I had to show some skin because my role called for it. Of course on TV I don’t need to undress at all. Itong FHM, I’m just doing it for art’s sake, ha ha ha! So yes, I think this might be the last time.
Wow, this turns out to be a historical moment.
Ha ha ha! Of course you’ll still be seeing a sexy Aleck Bovick. But buck naked? Maybe not.
Did you become friends with Ms. Aunor when you were doing Naglalayag?
Oo. Sobra kasi siyang down to earth. Bakla ang ugali niya, yung sobrang ma-tsika tapos ang tawag niya sa akin “baby.” Maalaga siya, she’d always check on me.
Did she give you any sex tips?
Well I asked her questions pertaining to the steamy scenes I had with my leading man, Yul Servo, she just said to just be myself, kung ano lang daw yung lumabas sa akin yun ang gawin ko.