Mention that name and we reckon that most of the men who'll hear it will definitely blurt out, “Sh*t pare, crush ko yun!" with a matching hard tap on a friend’s shoulder—and maybe even a kagat labi. Nearly a decade ago, Gwen was a part of a group of equally-hot, drop dead gorgeous women that made even the most macho-bigotilyo of men dance to their massive dance-novelty songs. Remember Bulaklak and Basketball? Her name also became synonymous with FHM, with multiple cover appearances and perennial inclusion on our 100 Sexiest Women in the World list.
And even now, the craze over Gwen Garci is still far from over.
“After three years, I’m back!” Gwen says with a happy note. Quite honestly, it was us who couldn’t wash away the smile on our faces once we saw her again. We were just too damn happy to know that this chinita charmer is back, doing again what she does best: enticing the FHM nation with her ageless sex appeal and time-defying curves.
Because we want to share this happiness with you, our dear kumpares, we won’t be holding Gwen back any longer. Now, go tap a friend, a table, click your mouse, whatever, Gwen Garci’s back, spread the news!
Welcome back! It’s been a long time. How long were you away?
Yes, long time. It’s been three years.
Where were you during those three years?
I went to China to study talaga, then, na-in love. Huwag na natin pag-usapan, ha ha!
Are you with VIVA still?
Yes. I signed a contract with them when I got back here.
What classes did you take back in China?
More on Chinese culture, pero ang hirap niya pala. Even if I’m Chinese, I really don’t know how to speak the language well. Even as simple as taking a cab there, siyempre I need to tell the driver kung kanan or kaliwa in Mandarin, kasi they’re not really good with English.
Bummer. So, what are you up to now that you're back?
I’m doing international modeling as a part-time job. I did shoots in Singapore, Dubai, even in Malaysia. I’m also doing property selling nowadays.
Were there any changes that happened during your “hiatus?”
Changes? Meron ba? (stares at us, looking sexy)
Well, you’re still looking great!
Akala ko tumaba ako eh. Ha ha!
PHOTOGRAPHY: NIKO VILLEGAS OF EDGE OF LIGHT
STYLING: GERALDINE NUQUI
MAKEUP: WINN RAMOS FOR LANIEGE
HAIR: ROMAN OSTAN
Special thanks to Kares de Leon
Shot on location at Locale Cinema Bar and Edge of Light Studios
Lingerie from Etam and PartyGal (partygallingerie.com.ph)
Shoes from Sugarfree; Accessories from House of Luxe