You look like someone famous, but we can’t quite pinpoint who. Has anyone told you which artista you look like?
People have come up to me and told me I look like Rica Peralejo from some angles. Though I’m not so sure…
Have you ever been called suplada?
Sometimes. Siguro based on first impressions, strangers see me that way because I seldom smile. But I’m really approachable, kalog din ako most of the time.
We guess you just look serious in your photos.
I am serious. Like for the shoot, the instructions of the photographer, I take it seriously, even when nahihirapan na ako. But I know how to have fun din naman, so balanse lang.
What usual first impressions of other people about you are true?
If for example, people find you sexy, does that mean… No one has told me I’m sexy nang diretsahan pa naman. Pero if they think that way of me, all I can say is puwede ko siyang panindigan in bed. Ha ha ha! But the suplada thing, as I’ve said, first impression lang yun.
How old are you by the way, and how did you end up in our pages?
I’m 21 years old. I was just bumming around in Davao; I grew up there. Then I tried my luck here in Manila. I’ve been to two test shoots so far. No actual magazine shoots, this one with FHM will be my “first public appearance,” sabi nga. Ha ha ha!
The shoot was also done inside a car—in a junk shop. Did you have a hard time maneuvering through that tight space, with all that rubble around you?
At first it was difficult, kasi I don’t really have enough experience projecting and posing for the camera. Tapos the cars didn’t have seats and cushions in them. But the team and the photographer were very helpful.
Ever had your top pulled off you inside a car in real life?
Ha ha! A big no! Never!
And you’ve never fantasized about it?
I don’t have fantasies. I just want to do things in the privacy of a room. In a bed. I’m straightforward that way.
Are you also straightforward about guys making advances on you who are, for example, presko or ugly?
Looks matter. So the basics apply, but it’s a plus factor if he’s God fearing. I definitely won’t like him if he’s presko.
So what should earn him extra pogi points?
A Ferrari? Ha ha ha!
You’ve come across as suplada, and you’re telling us you’re straightforward. How are you like when you’re nice?
Oh, I’m not so much of a bitch naman. I’m malambing and thoughtful. I can get really touchy when I like a guy and there’s something there. I prefer actions to words.
Interview: Khyne Palumar
Makeup: Julie Ebio