You always seemed the approachable type, that’s why we like approaching you to do the cover and stuff, like, you know, FHM events.
Really, I am? Some people tell me that I’m intimidating sometimes. Siguro kasi nakita niyo na yung bubbly side ko. Pero yung ibang tao feeling nila maldita ako.
Only you can put an end to all these misconceptions, Bangs. Please feel free to do so now…
Ang totoo, bubbly ako. Kalog ako. I’m really crazy, ha ha! There are no dull moments with me. It only gets better the more you hang out with me. Tama yung impression niyo sa akin and I’m glad!
It has been three years since we saw you last. And we must say you’ve never looked this good.
Those three years made me ripe, ha ha! Mas hinog na ako ngayon, mas confident.
When one says ripe we think “sweet” and “okay to eat.” Are we getting the message right?
Ha ha! I think physically, yes, because as you get older you ripen. Mentally, mas marami akong natutunan. Mas marami na akong experiences.
We have to agree. There’s something different about you now. We just can’t seem to put a finger on it…
Wala na yung baby fats ko—yun ang napansin ko. Hindi rin naman ako masyadong nagwo-workout. Ang pinaka-workout ko yung performances ko sa mall shows ko here and abroad—I sing and I dance. I eat a lot kasi, that’s why yung friends ko nagtataka kung bakit kain ako nang kain, ang takaw-takaw ko, pero hindi ako tumataba. It’s because I have a lot of things going on in my life.
Great. You just gave our girl friends a reason to hate you.
But you know last year, early 2012, was the fattest time of my life. Hindi naman talaga fat, but close to being chubby na siya. It wasn’t bad at all kasi ako naman, mahilig sa mas malaman na babae. Hindi ako mahilig sa sobrang payat na model type, it’s not my thing. Pag sobrang payat ako nagmumukhang mature ako eh, parang lumulubog yung mukha ko.Ayaw ko nang ganun. Mas gusto ko yung may laman.
So being called fat doesn’t bother you at all? That makes you, like, one percent of the entire female population!
Kaya ko lang naman napansin na tumataba ako was when I was working on Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo, kasama ko dun sina Jake Cuenca at Shaina Magdayao. Yung dalawang yun grabe mag-diet! Nakaranas ako na pinagalitan ako not because of my acting but because tumataba ako. But I’m not really conscious, compared with other celebrities. I’m not vain. I have sponsors but I don’t get to use them. Well, thank God kasi kung vain ako ang dami ko sigurong stress sa buhay. I don’t like worrying too much, gusto ko lagi akong happy.
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