First, a little recap of the things that happened around December 2000. Were you aware that you were the first woman to appear topless on the FHM cover?
Was I? Ha ha! Ngayon ko lang nalaman yan.
Do you still remember how it felt like doing your first shoot?
I was nervous but at the same time very excited. It was my first time to do a pictorial with my top off—even without knowing na ako pala yung una!
And you were 22 then…
I was old enough! Ha ha!
That easily made you one of our most unforgettable cover girls. It’s good you didn’t forget about us too.
Siyempre after that shoot, maraming opportunities ang dumating sa akin. Talagang nakilala ako ng mga tao lalo, even outside of the country. Tumatak na sa mga tao na Patricia Javier, sexy star, although people didn’t easily see na marunong din akong kumanta at umarte. Ha ha!
Looking at you now, it’s hard to tell what changed. You make us feel like it’s the year 2000 all over again.
Wow, thank you. Ha ha! I’m really flattered. Parang ngayon, iba na yung era ng FHM. Pabataan na yung nag-po-pose. And at the same time, mas classy na siya than before. As for me, I have kids now. So when you invited me to pose, I was really hesitant.
But then I was told you also have a lot of female readers—that Filipinas are smarter and more open-minded now when it comes to this. So I thought, maybe I could influence other women. So I’m doing this to influence moms like me, na hindi porke’t mommy eh losyang na. Let’s take care of our bodies. The more na tumatanda, the more dapat na gumaganda!
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Special thanks to VIVA Artists Regency, Mhit Pimentel