Kookai Sarmiento confesses that she dreamt of becoming a bold star when she was in fourth grade. And that her folks named her after the sci-fi flick Cocoon. And that she’s been a suki in our events for close to two years now. She tells us stuff as much as she shows us stuff, and if you've seen her GF of the Month feature last May, you'd know that she shows a lot.
Nonetheless, it took us a while to get to know the real Kookai. We've worked with her before, sure, but we had no idea what she's like in private. Up until this 100% Hottie shoot, we didn't know that she's actually a gentle lover. Or that she enjoys parking lot dates and passionate kisses. Or that her imagination always gets the best of her in the sack. After bonding with her a second time, she finally agrees to let us in on all the juicy details. It's like we're BFFs now!
But now that Kookai's told us everything, it's time for her to show us everything as well. What are close friends for, right?
Welcome back! How challenging is this shoot compared to your previous one?
Mas kumportable lang, pero definitely hindi mas madali. I bared it all this time, wala nang takip-takip. Pero na-i-ready ko naman yung sarili ko nung naimbitahan niyo ako. Ha ha!
You look even better now. Mukha ngang napaghandaan mo kami…
When I’m scheduled for a shoot, I go to the gym every day and do cardio training. Puro takbo talaga, and the other training programs I learn from my Fitness First trainer, I make sure to do religiously.
Is it true that your GF of the Month feature made your mom proud?
Super proud ng mommy ko, she even ordered 25 copies of the magazine. Nag-hoard talaga kami from different bookstores, then she gave away copies to our family and friends. Yung copy niya syempre may special message from me. “Thank you Mommy dahil hinahayaan mo ako sa mga gusto kong mangyari.” Ha ha!
Your mom's just the coolest!
Ha ha! Recently lang yan. Back in high school, I wasn’t even allowed to go to sleepovers. Hanggang pasyal lang ako with friends. Naging maluwag siya sa akin nung nakita niyang kumikita naman ako sa mga ginagawa ko, at di na ako nanghihingi masyado sa kanya. She sees that I am happy with what I am doing. Ngayon kasi nakahiwalay na ako sa bahay namin. I live alone. Pag di ko na kaya, babalik ako sa nanay ko. I spend a week at home and save up again so I can afford the solo life.
Are you also independent when it comes to relationships?
Yes, I would say so. Sa ngayon, my boyfriend and I would just meet up whenever we’re both off from work. We’re both busy, and we’re fine with that. Tsaka itong modeling, hindi ako pinipigilan ng boyfriend ko. He lets me build my own image. Hinahayaan niya akong may marating ng dahil sa sarili kong sikap. He’s also a triathlete so it’s tough to be clingy in our relationship.