PHOTOGRAPHY: KRUSTY GALSIM
INTERVIEW:CHRISSY D. ICAMINA
You were first seen in Regine Tolentino’s Sensual Dancing VCD. How were you discovered?
I was an emcee for Mustang, I was a Mustang girl. Regine Tolentino is a good friend of mine, then she told me, “Hey, why don’t you and your girls come do the video with me?” So I thought, why not? Then pinakilala niya ako kay Boss Vic (del Rosario, Viva head honcho).
But what really made you a household face was your dancing for “Pink Palaka.” How’d you learn to dance so well?
Actually, freestyling lang yun. The song was played around five to ten times then I just had to dance and dance. Sinabayan ko lang talaga yung song, walang choreographer. Nakakapagod, pero sanay na talaga ako magsayaw since in Mustang we always had to dance. Once I hear a beat playing, kaya ko nang sabayan.
Many an FHM babe considers dancing an effective form of exercise. In what other ways do you maintain your figure?
Honestly, I eat a lot. Actually mataba ako, eh. But thanks to Dr. Manny Calayan nagkaroon ako ng isang magandang lipo, ha ha! As for those who deny that they’ve undergone liposuction, wag naman silang mahiya. It’s not as if they’ve had a boob job, di ba? Kung tamad kayo mag-gym, pa-lipo na lang kayo.
Your mom is ’80s sexy star Rowena Ruiz. How much of her sexiness was passed on to you?
None because she’s too sexy compared to me. Sobrang sexy ng mom ko when she was younger. Even when she had me and my sister, waistline pa rin niya 24 or 25. Ako never umabot ng ganun baywang ko, eh, ha ha!
Having grown up in Jersey City, what do you miss most about the US?
I miss my family, friends, and the style of living there. Actually, I can say that the way of living in the Philippines is more liberated than in the States.