First of all, welcome back! It has been quite some time since we’ve had the pleasure of being with you. What made you decide to give the FHM cover a fourth go-around?
FHM ang isa sa mga unang nakatulong sa akin. The magazine really helped my career. Two months ago, we had a meeting with my management and it seemed like a good idea. Before kasi parang okay na ako. Inisip kong tama na, para sa iba na yung FHM. Sila na lang! Ha ha! Finally, I told myself that I was ready. My goal was to lose weight for 2015 and this is it! Sa tingin ko naman hindi naman masama. Nag-ready kasi ako for it.
What sort of preparation did you do before the shoot? We know that things have changed for you in the last few years.
Morning hanggang gabi nagpapapayat lang ako! Lagi akong nagpapapawis and I’m always on the treadmill. It was actually stressful because I only really prepared a week in advance, ha ha! I was close to backing out kasi I hadn’t lost the weight I wanted to lose. Ayoko namang mag-shoot nang hindi ako confident.
But the Katrina Halili we fell hard for was more-than-present during the shoot. Things seemed to flow like it was 2006. What’s your strategy for embodying sexiness?
Hindi ko alam, ganito lang talaga ako, ha ha! Natural, gusto ko lang lagi kahit naka-sexy outfit or pose, hindi provocative yung facial expression. I don’t find yung sobrang fierce na nakaka-sexy. Sexy na nga yung pose tapos nangse-seduce pa yung face. Hindi ako naseseksihan sa ganun. I find the innocent look more appealing.
So it should be a healthy balance between the innocent and the provocative...
Oo. Kasi kung sexy na yung damit ko tapos sexy rin yung mukha ko, parang hindi ko keri! Ha ha!
You have a long list of FHM achievements: four covers, two calendars, first ever back-to-back Sexiest in the Land winner. What sort of feeling do you get when people call you an “FHM icon”?
Humbled and happy na makasama sa FHM icons. Flattered naman ako, pero dumating din ako sa point na I wasn’t interested in titles anymore. Okay na ako. I wanted to leave those sorts of accolades to other actresses. Kuntento na ako sa buhay ko. Nagawa ko na lahat so dedma na. I’m not trying to compete with anyone.
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