Is FHM any different from what you do in beauty pageants?
When you’re a beauty queen kasi, people train you to be even more re?ned. You can’t really project sexy kasi laging big smiles lang. Ngayon naipakita ko yung isa pang side ng beauty queen na hindi masyadong nakikita ng ibang tao.
We’d say you did a pretty good job. Was the pursuit to becoming crowned a childhood dream?
Yes, it was. Ako yung ?rst beauty queen in the family. When I was a teenager, I’d sneak in myself to pageants. Alam kong madalas hindi ako papayagan kaya tumatakas ako, ha ha!
Was that the most disobedient you’ve been?
Ha ha! I would say so. But don’t get me wrong, kahit may katigasan ang ulo ko, I always see to it that I give my 100-percent in the decisions I make. I was also very serious with my studies.
What can we expect from you next? A “Teleserye Queen” title maybe?
Hindi naman! I’m still learning. There’s this certain behavior expected of beauty queens. Bawal maging masyadong kengkoy. Limited yung roles mo in some projects, kasi bawal kang pumangit or magmukhang kawawa on-screen. I hope that changes, para mas makita yung full potential namin as artists.
But we’ve seen you on TV before…
I was actually a co-host in Wil Time, Big Time before I joined Binibining Pilipinas. That’s another big stint I had to give up for a bigger dream.
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Photography Doc Marlon Pecjo Styling Janno Noverio Makeup Jim Ros for Inglot Cosmetics Hair Francis Guintu for Cynos Inside Hair Care; Special thanks to Mhit Pimentel of VIVA Artist Regency and Jonas Gaffud of Mercator Models