As far as we’re concerned, your place in FHM history is already secure even without this second cover. But of course we’re honored you chose to come back on the 13th anniversary of your groundbreaking FHM cover. At tulad noon, pasensya na’t napag-fiestahan ka na naman ng mga lamok.
Ha ha! Okay lang. And wow, sobrang thank you. Actually nakaka-nerbiyos ito. At first I couldn’t imagine myself doing another sexy pictorial again. But at the same time I’d like you to know that I was really excited to do this cover. Matagal din naman talaga akong nag-lie-low, 13 years nga to be exact. I’m very honored you never stopped asking me back. Kahit may tatlong kids na ako.
We heard your daughters were very cool about you doing this pictorial.
Yes, you’re right. Ako kasi, I’ve always been honest with them. So when news of the offer came to me, I told them immediately that I’d do another pictorial for FHM. When they found out, they asked rather excitedly, “Mommy, what are you going to wear?” So sabi ko, mga summer clothes and outfits. But I also told them the shoot will also be very sexy para di sila ma-surprise. At sabi nila, “Wow, we’re so excited for you, Mom!”
They didn’t impose restrictions?
They didn’t have to because they said they trust me and I know naman daw what’s good and bad for me. Well, I can say that all we did right now was all very good. I’m very proud and happy with how our pictorial turned out. And, of course, yung team kasing gaan pa ring dalhin like the first time.
You didn’t look rusty at all while you were doing all your explosive and mesmerizing poses earlier.
Ang galing kasi ng team. At sobrang saya. But the truth is, siyempre nanibago ako nung umpisa. Ang dami na palang bago ngayon sa FHM and how you do things. Nakaka-surprise. May mga video coverage pa at sobrang bilis. Talagang may process and very collaborative. Isipin mo naman yung last sexy pictorial ko was for you pa, February 2000 pa natin na-shoot yung cover na yun. Then I got married September 2000. That year was actually all about saying goodbye to my sexy image. At the time, I was just finishing all my commitments like yung Ekis at iba pa. Pagkatapos nun, goodbye na talaga. The plan was, once I got married, I’d quit so I could devote all my time taking care of my family. And that’s what I continue to do now, taking care of my family, especially my daughters.
The atmosphere earlier was one of awe and inspiration. Imagine after all these years, we can sincerely say that Materiales Fuertes ka pa rin!
Ay, salamat naman kung ganun pa rin ang pagtingin ninyo sa akin.
What do you remember most about your almost last sexy pictorial ever?
Yung shoot natin 13 years ago, napakasaya rin naman eh. I’m very proud of our first cover also. Kahit andami ko ngang kagat ng lamok, the mood was fun and light. Pero sa totoo lang, nung mga panahon na yun, pag hindi ako nakasalang, sa likod ng mga kaligayahan natin, may mga drama ring nangyayari, mga LQ ganun. Pero pag shoot na, smile at emote nang sexy naman ako talaga.
What finally convinced you to return to FHM?
Actually when Tito Alfie [Lorenzo, her manager] informed me about your offer, nagulat nga rin ako. But it was really him who convinced me to do this cover. Of course, I also consulted my family, my kids, my sisters, my mom, and friends and they all said I should go for it.
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Special thanks to Mr. Alfie Lorenzo, Ctahy Valencia Skin Care Center and Cedrix Slimming and Wellness