Ang pinakamalaking revelation dito: ibang-iba ka na, di na katulad nung dati! Anong nangyari?!
(makes silly pabebe sounds) Charot! No, seriously, siguro nag-grow na ko. I would like to say that I’ve already learned to embrace my womanhood. Kasi nung mga time na yon [referring to the early days of her career] virgin pa ko, ha ha ha!
We just remember how shy you were back then when we first worked together at a shoot.
Kasi nga probinsiyana ako. Eh…nadiligan sa Maynila—ay hindi, joke lang, ha ha ha! Yun nga, in embracing my womanhood parang mas nakilala ko lang yung sarili ko. Babae ako, alam ko kung anong meron ako, alam mo yun? Dapat hindi natin ikahiya yon. Looking back, I’ve always had a bubbly personality, siguro mas nadagdagan lang ang kabaliwan ko ngayon.
Do you remember how it felt like the first time? Did you really see yourself as a sex siren?
No, because the fact was I entered show business to be a singer. That was ultimate dream Which did happen naman. Talagang na-timing lang na napunta ako sa pagpapasexy, na hindi ko naman ni-regret ever because it led me to my dream to become a singer. It’s just that iba lang ang naging image ko ngayon as a singer. Sabi nga nila sa Tawag ng Tanghalan—kasi nga I won there, di ba—Diva Hot Babe! So I thought bakit hindi ko panindigan yon since I’m part of the Viva Hot Babes.
And now it’s been close to two decades since you were first introduced as a sexy star.
Actually next year I’m celebrating my 20 years in showbiz with a solo concert at the Music Museum on April 17, 2020. I produced it myself! Ang balak ko kasi talaga to celebrate two decades in show business is to be able to showcase all my talents—painting, pole dancing, singing, and syempre sa pagiging Viva Hot Babe. Kasi kahit anong gawin ko hindi na matatanggal sa image ko yon, so I’m going to do this show according to my image as a Hot Babe. Syempre guest ko ang Viva Hot Babes! This is going to be a different show.
Producing it yourself is a feat already.
You know what, it took me five years para mabuo itong show na to. I did my research. I traveled to other countries to watch different show and get concepts. That is all I am going to reveal for now. Basta kakaiba siya. Part of the proceeds of the show will go to a charity of my choice.