A few years ago, interviewing Regine Velasquez meant a plain and simple one question-one answer exchange. Not anymore. Today, Regine can chat up a storm about her continuously thriving career, her long-cherished dream of earning a fine arts degree, her stage boo-boos, etc.
This is the Regine the Lifestyle staff finds - candid, brimming with anecdotes complete with a broad gestures and reenactments, and confident enough to laugh at herself. That she is able to keep a sese of humor on the stormy night of the interview is a feat in itself.
Braving traffic and flooded streets, she finally makes i to the Inquirer office in Makati from her new home in Quezon City after nearly four hours. She arrives at about 10 pm, well after the original appointed time of 7. (Of course, her father, known to everyone simply as Mang Gerry, is in tow.)
After apologizing for her tardiness, she launches into such animated prattle that it is near midnight when the interview ends.
No topic perks up more than her relationship with singer Ariel Rivera that went pfft two years ago. Though it was brief interlude, the controversial romance seemed to have had such an impact on Regine: She spends the better half of Playtime recalling that part of her life. Maybe she just finds it therapeutic. After all, this is her first time to talk at length about the failed realtionship.
Regine insists she doesn't feel any bitterness. If she had to go through it again, she says she would because being in love is a wonderful feeling. But she admits - with a laugh - that her ego took a dive when Ariel broke off with her on the phone.
Falling in love seems to have helped in molding her character. Regine has gained wisdom and maturity from the experience, and now advises other girls who have been dupmed by their boyfriends to learn to let go. Love, she says must be given freely. "You shouldn't beg for somebody else's love. If that person doesn't want to, fine. I know it's painful. It's easier said than done..."
She is proud of the fact that no matter how much she ached to talk to Areil after that devastating breakup, she never did. One day, she was all set to curmble and call Ariel but found to her complete surprise that she couldn't remember his number anymore. She took it as a sign to move on.
These days, Regine, 27 isn't exactly looking for a new boyfriend. She feels secure in the love of her family and the support of friends. Finding a romantic partne has never been a priority anyway. Asked when she'll start panicking, Regine replies, "When I'm 40, I guess."
It's easy to see why she's feeling no pressure. She has a busy life. Her career is going great guns. Her records have penetrated the Asian market. Her latest album, "Retro," has sold thousands of copies in Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Singapore, even China. She's in demand for TV and lounge show. This weekend , she performs a two-night concert at Folk Arts Theater.
She has also rediscovered the movies. Rather, the movies have rediscovered her. After a string of teen roles a while back, she scored a winning turn in the remake of "Wanted: Perfect Mother" opposite Christopher de Leon. Now, much of her time is taken up by movie assignments.
Regine also performs for VIPs, the latest being Prince Charles. Up next: A special show for supermodel Claudia Schiffer.
The good news is all the success hasn't gone to Regine's pretty head. She's still a probinsyana (a person who came from a province) at heart and doesn't apologize for it. "My being probinsyana is where I got my values. I don't ever want to change that."
Is it true that u once had a throat operation?
Never. I was supposed to have it, but that was when I was younger. I was only 16 when I had nodules. I went for a check-up at Makati Med. The doctor freaked me out because he said, "We have to operate. It might affect ur voice because ur nodules..." You know, like ur just staring and u didn't notice tears running down ur face.
What caused the nodules?
I was not using my voice properly.
Your technique was wrong?
Well, not really wrong, but I wasn't using my voice properly. After a while, I was able to develop a technique that wouldn't be that strenous to my throat. For a month, I would go to my doctor's clinic three times a week. At Dr. Almeda in Bel-Air. Little by little until it healed, & until now it's still fine.
What did the treatment consist of?
Scraping and then they put you in an ultraviolet thing for half an hour.
Was it painful?
No, it's just hot.
How about the scraping?
It does hurt because it makes u choke. They have this thing that they put inside ur nostrils, it looks like cotton buds. They put it all the way down there, it's long. The feeling is weird. They they took me to this thing...' ur like being electrified.
Who taught you to sing properly?
I had a workshop with Ryan (Cayabyab) about five years ago. But after it happened, I was more careful. I wouldn't shout anymore-I call it shouting when u belt so much. I was trying to prove to everybody that I could sing. All the songs I would sing before. Even the song, "Bahay Kubo," I was shouting it. I'm not like that anymore. Slowly, slowly, slowly, I developed a technique that is less strenuous to my throat.
Even if u belt?
I got a technique. They call it like falsetto, but for the ladies it's like head tone. My placement will come from here ( points her head), so the throat is not used so much. When it's high pitched alreay I use the head-on my nose. After a while my head aches.
Mostly that's what I use. I've gotten used to it. Before, I would always use my throat. Now, when I sing, and it's high I can feel the vibration here, then the placement is right. Everytime I sing that's what I always remember. I'm so used to it that it comes out naturally.
So u think ur a much better singer now?
I don't think I'm a much better singer now. I just think I've developed a technique.
Is it true that everyone is said to be plastic
in showbiz? Like when a fan says, "Hi, remember me?" Then the
stars says, "Of course I remember u," even if u don't. Do u do
No, I'm the sharp type (Laughs) I don't like getting too close to the fans. I'd like to have distance, space. I see some stars, theyr'e sooo friendly with their fans, as in they're even go out of their way...I mean, I would also. I would also do that but I would lose my privacy because anywhere u go they're always there.
I hope it's not bad, my saying this. I know that the reason I'm here is because of them, but I'm the person who really value what little privacy I have. I want to have at least distance. Not like ignoring them. I say hi to them and that's it. I wouldn't really go out of my way, like, "Oh yeah, I know you!" when I really don't. But I do remember some of them.
An entertainment columnist once said nobody
in showbiz is "sweet" anymore.
Because everyone is sharp now.
Not just that. Sweet as in chaste, virginal...
It's not a trend nowadays (Laugh) I guess for me what's really important is to show ur real self. Trying to be sweet when ur not. It's disappointing for everybody. You're so sweet and then ur mocking everyone.
So what's the real Regine like?
Are u still sweet and innocent?
You mean a virgin? Ha, ha, ha, ha. Never mind. (Laugh) He knows ( points her father).
Was he there? Did he chaperone you that
Bi, (Laughs) Well, nowadays I guess it's the '90s...movie stars or young kids in general are more liberal. For them sex is nothing.
Are you liberal-minded?
When I talk, yes. But in truth, not really.
So ur a probinsyana?
I guess if u ask me if I am sweet or virgin, that's what I'm going to answer-probinsyana. I still have the same values that my parents have.
You've been saying that to the press since
you were introduced by ur manager, Ronnie Henares.
Uh-hmm. There's nothing wrong with still saying it. Up to now, I'm still a probinsyana even though I've gone through a lot and I've been in the business for 10 years. I haven't changed in the eyes of my true friends and my family. I'm still the same.
I'm very secure with that. Even if they'd say, "Eee, gross until now ur still a probinsyana," I don't care. 'My being probinsyana, is where I got my values. I don't ever want to change that.
Do you still see (ur former boyfriend) Ariel
and his (girlfriend) Gelli (de Belen)?
I don't. The last time I saw Ariel was when I did this show with Kuh Ledesma, "Piso para sa Pasig," (One peso for Pasig) and this was like four months ago. Before that, I didn't see him for nine months.
How was it like seeing him again?
We didn't see each other after we broke up. And then after a month, I saw him in a fashion show. When I saw him it's like, "Oh, hi!"
Did u put up a front?
Yeah, because I didn't want him to see me weeping. I didn't want him to see that I was hurting.
But were u?
Of course I was! It had been only a month, right? I didn't want him to see me crying. Even when we broke up on the phone, I didn't cry. It was only after I put down the phone that I started crying. After a month, we met each other. I was talking to him; after that, I really broke down.
In front of him?
No. I knew it would be difficult for him to see me that way.
How did u feel when others were calling
That was painful.
Uh-hmm. "Ana." That was the most difficult part. People calling me names, people misjudging me. I felt very, very much alone even though I knew that I wasn't because I had my friends, I had my family. But at that point, I felt everyone was my enemy. It's bad enough that I was drifted apart...
He was the one who broke up w/ me. I never said that before. I said only that "we talked about it" because that's what he said.
When we broke up, he started talking before I did, right? He said "We talked about it, we decided to just become friends." I saw that on TV. So that's what I also said. (Laughs) It's only now that I'm able to talk about it because I'm over it.
What's ur advice to girls who are dumped
by their boyfriends?
What I did. I'm proud of myself. I didn't run after him and I wouldn't want to. You shouldn't beg for somebody else's love. That kind of love should be given to u freely. That's how it is. It's like respect: You have to earn it. Love is not something you ask for. If the person doesn't like u anymore, then fine. I know it's painful. It's easier said than done. Let's say, I begged for his love and ten I got him back, what will I look like? Actually he doesn't really love me. What he'll give me is pity-which I don't want. I want love 'cause I'm giving him love.
Do u really use ur head a lot?
Nowadays I have been using it a lot. (Laughs) Sometimes when ur in a situation u'd feel u don't have any choice.
Are u happy using ur head?
Yes, very much and I'm glad I am. If I handled things differently, I would have regretted some stuff that I did. So I'm glad I handled things the way I did and I'm kin'a proud of myself that I was able to get out of that situation. Actually, I'm the type who runs away from my problems.
Before. I don't like confrontation. As much as possible if I can get pass it, I would. I don't like getting into fights. This time I knew I couldn't run away from my problem, I couldn't run away from the pain.
As a matter of fact, when we broke up...about March or April two years ago, I even had a concert with him in the States in October or Novermber that year. That was the very first time I saw them (Ariel & Gelli) together which was very painful because I felt I was okay. It was really difficult the first time I saw them.
Was he ur first boyfriend?
Yeah, He was not really my first love but he was my first boyfriend. In other words, we shared something.
That was the most intense so far?
But the last time u saw him, no big deal?
No big deal. I was able to get out of it. I moved on. I faced my problem. Because I know I can't get away. I'm not going to be hyprcrite. When ur being broken off u'll be thinking, "S- -t, is he coming back again. I know he'll realize that I'm the one he loves. (Laughter)
That's true right? We hope for that. I was still hoping he'll come back that he'll call me and tell me, "Oh, it's u! It's u!" (Laughter)
Did you wait for the call?
I did! But I never paged him, I never called. I didn't do anything.
Even if u really wanted to?
Yeah. But u know what's funny? After a while, I think 4 months-I kept waiting and waiting and waiting. Until one day, I was holding the phone, I was looking at it and I wanted to dial his number, and I couldn't remember it. So I felt that it meant something. God told me don't stoop urself down I think I deserve so much better.
Wasn't it bad for ur ego that u were dumped?
It was bad for my ego, believe me, it was really bad. Saka siyempre 'yung feeling ko, "S-t si Regine Velasquez na dump?" (Laughter) Kahit papano may ego rin ako. I've been in this business for a long time so siyempre you kinda think about that.
It was really bad but I had to learn and mend it. Kasi feeling ko, I was broken. Although he didn't get anything from me, thank God.
For the record?
Oo. He, he.
Was it true he wanted you to live 2-gether
and u didn't agree which was what led to the break-up?
No. He knew I didn't want pre-marital sex. We talked about it from the very beginning. Remember that time when you (to Leah Gatdula) called up and asked me if I was pregnant? I felt so bad. And I was crying to him and he asked, "Why are you crying?"
"They're saying that I'm pregnant," I told him.
"Why are you crying when you know it's not true?" he said.
Then I said, "Yeah, ur right, we're not even doing anything."
But he gave u the idea of living together?
No. He never asked me. Even he hurt me, I never say anything bad about him because he never forced me into doing anything. He never did.
He's a gentleman?
Yeah. He never forced me.
Do you think there are still guys now who would not go for pre-marital sex?
Depends on the girl. You always say, "I don't have a choice." And I understand when ur in the heat of passion my father is there (laughs) When you're in the middle of it I always think of my father (Laugher) Very unromantic really.
In the heat of passion you see your father's face?
Yes, isn't that weird? (Laughter) Sometimes, you can't help it. Especially you're really in love w/ the person, of curse you really want to
Really want to show it?
Yeah, coz that's the only last proof to
show that you love the guy. You want him to be happy. But I was not ready
, so I said no. "Those girls out there
Girls, hello! You have
every right to say no. I've learned that. That's your choice. You always
have a choice even ur in whatever situation. All choices have consequences.
Depends on the consequence and the choice you made.
If it were to happen now, would you have made the same choice now?
Yes, coz I think as long as u r still a maiden, it's your privilege to say no. Once you get married, you can never say no! (Slams the table) Right? (Laughter) Isn't that true? Once you get married, that's part of your obligation. So as long as your not yet signing any contract no! (Laughs)
Through all these was your dad by your side?
My whole family was by my side.
Are u very close to ur dad?
I'm very close to both. Equal degree. When I was younger, I was closer to him coz we were always together. I got closer to my mom, lately. Like when u get hurt, it's the girl who'll be with you to console w/ u. I got closer w/ my mom because of that incident.
You didn't get bitter at all?
No. If I have to go through it again. I would. I had a wonderful time with him. "That's what I've always been saying. It' felt good. It was my first time to have a boyfriend, I experienced a lot. I have some questions like, "Should've done it this way? Or that way? What is it? Do I have to say sorry? What must I do?"
His mom was so nice to me. She was always feeding me because she thought I was thin at that time. She sooo kind. On my birthday she even called me up. Even his brothers and sisters are nice to me.
Baka they want to bring home a decent girl?
She's (Gelli) a decent girl. I guess she was just misunderstood. Like me. Who are we to say that she's not?
How long did it last?
Almost 4 months. He was my first boyfriend and I was afraid to take chances. I was always comfortable to where I was. I have a family who loves me very much. I didn't really need anybody, until I met him. I'm glad I took that chance because if I hadn't I wouldn't have experienced how wonderful it was. I wouldn't be what I am now. I'm glad to say that I already have character.
Do you have a love life now that you already
No. I'm waiting for the right person to come along. I'm not the kind of person who jumps from one relationship to another. I don't mind waiting for a long time as long as I know when that person comes along, it's the one.
Why will I get involved w/ someone if I knew we're not going to end up together? Don't u think that's ridiculous? Just to say, "Hey, I'm over with Ariel so I have another boyfriend!" What the heck is that for if I don't love him?
Do u have prospects?
I get to meet a lot of men, but they're not making any move.
Maybe because ur father is always around.
With Ariel. He was always there. It's really up to them. If their intentions are really clean, there's nothing for them to be scared of.
What kind of guy do you go for?
Before, I want a guy who's kind, but now I don't have any criteria. Usually it doesn't follow. So, I don't want to wish for it. Like w/ Ariel , the reason why I got hurt is because I thought it was him. I thought it was gonna be him. And I was actually offered.
Yes. And u can even ask my father. He talked to my parents. He was planning so many things that's why I was really hurt and surprised.
What could have been the real reason?
I don't even wanna find out.
You must have speculated.
No. When we talked on the phone, he said he was still in love with her, so what can I say?
How do you feel when you see her (Gelli) , hindi ba kumukulo ang dugo mo? (Ur blood doesn't boil?)
No. It's her blood who's boiling. (Laughs) She's really angry at me.
You see he a lot?
Uh-mm. She doesn't wanna talk to me.
At 27, don't girls like you feel insecure
that ur not attached yet?
No. I have so much ahead of me, right? I have my career. You know, I've talked to a lot of married women. I'd say to them, "You know ur so lucky ur so young and u have a child." And they'd tell me, "Are u nuts?" then I'd ask them why. They'd tell me, "Because your so lucky. At ur age u still have ur career, u've experienced a lot and I'm sure you'll experienced a lot more. When you get married everything will vanish 'cause you always have to consider ur family." I mean it's not bad to think of ur family but, u didn't have time for urself? I'm sure there's a lot of woman who's pretty much like that. I guess I am lucky.
At age do you think are you going to panic?
When I'm 40, I guess.
This is the '90s -women are getting married in their 30s, sometimes 40s. It doesn't matter.
What attracts you to a guy initially, w/o
I'm not the type of person who'll get attracted if he's handsome. As a matter of fact, I never liked Ariel. I felt that he's too windy because he's Canadian. But he's not. For me first impression is not important. Next to it is more important. Because if u meet a guy, of course best feet forward. You really don't know what are their intentions. What's important to me is I get to communicate w/ him and the value he has with his family. Like w/ Ariel, I fell in love with him because I saw how much he valued his family. I felt we had something in common. Family is also very important for me.
Are you the type who'd give up your career
if you'd find the right guy?
Yes. Let's say if I get married and he doesn't want me to - my husband who's a doctor (giggles) or senator or president or prince (laughs) -for me to sing
Your going to sing for him.
Yeah. I'm sure I'll miss it. Of course I'll go with him whereever my husband wants us to be. It's should be that way , right?
Any plans of concerts?
I have a concert on July 18 and 19 at the Folk Arts Theater called "Retro."
After the album?
Yeah. Last year I recorded an album also called, "Retro." Since retro is "in" nowadays, I decided to have a concert with the same concept. I'll be singing mostly old songs.
Are u confident you'll get an SRO crowd?
I'm not confident. Thai's why I'm asking for ur help right now. I'm kinda nervous because I haven't been doing big concerts lately.
What more do you want to do?
I really wanna be able to finish my studies.
When did u drop out?
After high school.
But you're so articulate. Have u been so
No, I think it comes with age. (Laughs)
You mean when you were 17 you were not like
Not at all.
How did you become articulate?
I guess from TV, (Laughs) from people I meet. As you all know, I've been going outside of the country to promote an Asian album so most of the time I speak in English.
Do u read a lot?
I don't really read a lot, but I do read magazines like fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle, and Cosmopolitan.
Ronnie Henares packaged you, taught u social
graces and everything?
They taught me to develop my own taste.
Yes. I was from Bulacan. What do I know of clothes.
But you're so daring now with your wardrobe.
Nowadays, I feel sexy. (laughs)
But it just shows that u got taste because
you don't overdo things.
You mean these things came from others?
No, not really. Ronnie Henares and his wife
(Ida) packaged me to have this image. Ida taught me how to mix and match-u
shldn't mix if both clothing is printed. Little by little I learned to do
Then u looked through the magazines.
Yes. They help a lot, even makeup tips you get from there. I also love to watch fashion show.
If you will pursue ur studies, what do you
plan to take up?
You draw well?
Hindi na nga ako masyadong nakaka-practice.
You think you can still get into that?
Right now, I don't' think so. I'm so busy. I'm just looking ahead. I don't want to think na kawawa naman ako-ako na lang ang hindi nagtatapos, kasi mga kapatid ko malapit nang matapos. (to think that I am the only one who hasn't finish schooling)
What abt. Ur career?
The opportunities are bigger now that we have the money. I can always go to New York and study film or fine arts there. Or I can go to Europe and study painting. At least I have choices. I can afford it now.
I travel a lot now. It's so nice to be here in this business. Can u imagine, I'm doing the thing that I love the most w/c is singing (laughs), and I'm being paid. I get to travel for free. I can bring my family with me.
Where do u think ur career will go from
here? Where do you ant to bring it.
You can pack Folk Arts Theater. You've had
concerts before for VIPs ur records are sing well. Where do u think u wanna
I've discovered I can also act even a little. And the feedback of my acting is pretty good. So now, I'm exploring that.
You have movie lined up?
Yeah. They're paying me also, ha? I'm actually getting paid. (giggles)
What sort of roles would u want to do?
I like doing feel-good movies.
Boots Anson Roa?
Why not? Roles like that of Meg Ryan. You wouldn' t notice, but she really get nice roles.
What movies are u doing right now?
I have a movie, "Honey Nasa Langit na ba Ako?," with Janno Gibbs. I am a ghost in this movie. It's about two people who are very much in love w/ each other. My character meets an accident and then dies. Janno's character is devastated and I wish I can help him fix his life. I try to encourage him to live his life. It's really nice and cute.
It's a happy kind of sadness. Your crying w/ one tear.
How did u cry?
I didn't blink my eyes (laughs) You motivate urself.
What did u think of to be able to cry?
Before, I used to think of the sad moments. But now it doesn't work anymore. When ur sad ur not really crying. You are just hurt deep inside. I learned a technique. Vina Morales told me, when I guested in "Spotlight" before, "Don't emote so much coz sometimes when u get emotional, the tendency is you don't get to feel like crying. It shows in ur eyes but tears are not dripping."
Doing kissing scenes is fine w/ you?
Yeah. Imagine, I'm 27 and doing cutie stuff, "my parents are strict." I'm not 16 anymore. Donna has done some scene w/ Jason Everly and I won't? (laughs)
How did u feel when u kissed Christopher
de Leon in the movie, "Wanted: Perfect Mother?"
I was so agitated with my director. They wanted a near and far shot of it. It was such a short moment and "CUT!" and I said, "Direk, I haven't enjoyed it yet." (laughs) I mean hey come on it's Christopher de Leon. And I didn't feel his beard. (laughs) I was kinda scared there for a while. I get itchy w/ beard.
Have u kissed other men w/ beard?
Ariel was the only person I got to kiss.
How were u brought up? U didn't' seem to
be a close family. Don't u have a problem child?
Cacai was so stubborn. But she listens to me. She just answers back when she knows she's right.
Do u answer back?
I do, too. I'm stubborn. Remember I'm a Taurus? If I know I'm right I'll answer back. I'm sure they would feel bad w/c I don't want.
So no problem child?
I remember I mentioned it to my father one time. "I know that we are very lucky for having such wonderful parents, but u have to remember also that u have good kids." I do appreciate why we are good kids-it's because of them. Look how old we are now and no one in the family has gotten pregnant or in to drugs. I always thank my parents for everything they have done for me.
Aren't u threatened by Cacai's modest success
in the music industry?
No. I was the one who encouraged her. Both of us did (points to her dad). My father saw that she has a great potential.
(To Mr. Velasquez) Do you always come w/
How is it now that they have different engagements?
Who's the first one?
We have one car for each.
You have a driver?
I don't want to drive in this country.
What happened to the Asian release of ur
"Retro" is doing well in Asia. We got the figures. I got it from my personal manager. In Indonesia, Taiwan, Korea, over 10,000 copies. Except for Singapore it only sold less than 10,000 copies. The country is actually very small.
Mr. Velasquez: In Korea, almost 50,000
Regine: In China, they were so surprised 'cause there was a lot sold there. The first album we sold 100,000 copies in China.
Mr. Velasquez: No, in only one province. In China, it sold 250,000.
Isn't' it Retro is under an international
But I'm still under Polycosmic Records. My album is being released throughout Asia but I'm under Polycosmic and there is no such thing as Polycosmic Int'l. So royalties I'm getting locally and internationally is the same. It's weird.
How about in the States?
It's only in Asia. Hopefully someday. I'm aspiring that I'll be discovered there. Look what happened to Kuh. After a long time-4 yrs.---she's able to release her records.
Yeah, So Kuh's the second. If they became successful there, that would open doors for the artists.
Who do u think is ur greatest rival (abroad)?
I don't know I'm being sold as an international artist. Maybe Whitney Houston coz my album is under international division, not local.
Even among the locals u don't really have
I do have.
Gelli de Belen?(laughter)
Under ur age?
Jamie Rivera, she's married, although she's making a comeback now. Lea , on the other hand started before me, so she wasn't really my contemporary. But when she grew up she's almost my peer. Pops Fernandez was ahead of me.
What about Jaya?
I am ahead of Jaya, but her career was very fast. I started 1986 and my career started to pick up in 1990.
Do u still get nervous when u go on stage?
Oh yeah. That's part of it. You can never get rid of that. I always have butterflies in my stomach. It's hard. When the concert starts, you don't know if ur going to puke, take a leak or something. (laughs)
You feel hyperventilating.
It's not like TV or movies. A concert is live. If you have some mistakes you have to do something about if. You can never change it. How can u not get nervous?
Bu u handle it very well?
Mistakes? Ha ha.
What was the greatest boo-boo u made in
That's very difficult. My half-slip fell down, I tripped. Is that counted?
Half-slip ? where?
Amateur days. I was singing, "Bakit Ako Mahihiya" (Why Should I Be Shy") I was sooo conceited. Just so my half-slip won't fall I had to spread my legs apart. The half-slip wasn't mine, it's from my mom's. I won the first prize in that contest. The prize was a gas range and a sack of rice.
In my professional , it's the "Narito Ako" concert. I was so excited coz it's my first major concert at the FAT. The tickets were sold out even the P2.00 tickets were sold out! After singing, "Urung Sulong" I tripped. Good thing is I'm far from the stage already.
Another is, one time in Carnegie Hall (New York), it was so formal, and I was dancing and I kicked my feet and my shoe flew. You know what I did? I kicked off the other shoe. Suddenly they're having fun. It's when I broke the ice.
Where did u learn to ad lib? Where did u
learn to do those things?
Well, if ur in that kind of situation and u have nothing else to do but to do the ad lib. Be quick and try to be funny or spontaneous.
What's ur everyday life like?
If I'm not doing anything I just stay in my room and watch TV. I have a cable now. Moving up in the world, man. Coz there's no cable in Bulacan.
HBO and Cinemax
Where do u live in Bulacan?
Tabang. I still go home to Bulacan; it's just that I have a half way house here in Quezon City. Coz it's hard to travel everyday. Sometimes my shooting ends at 7 am and I have a shooting that day also if I'm in Bulacan it's doubly hard.
Who lives with you?
My father, sometimes my mom, sometimes my whole family. My brother stays w/ us because the school is a lot near here. My sis. Cacai is also there, but on weekends we go back to Bulacan. My mom and my twin sister's there coz they study there.
Why do u think people don't tried of you?
Bec. I'm nice and beautiful (laughs) Just kidding. I have geogeous body (laughs) I guess they saw how I started, and they saw how hardworking I was and still am. I've always given them what they wanted to hear. Plus when I perform I give it my best, I give my 100 percent sometimes 200 percent. Everytime I do a show, whether it be small or big ones, I feel that it's my last performance already. Probably they see that in me. I'm glad they appreciate it. **