Posted on November 1, 2011
by CJ de los Santos
As a successful young actor, Aljur Abrenica has worked with some of the most beautiful and glamorous women in the country, such as this month's cover girl Carla Abellana and past cover girls Marian Rivera, Heart Evangelista, Lovi Poe, and Solenn Heussaff, to name a few. His former perennial on-screen partner Kris Bernal is a looker herself.
But while he has established himself as a sexy showbiz hunk with the roles he has played on film and television, the 21-year-old former Cosmo Centerfold is actually quite conservative when it comes to what he likes seeing on women. He revealed to us that he actually prefers a simple girl.
We caught up with him at the Tupperware Brands Link-Up Party in Opus at Resorts World, where he was promoting his new scent, Magnetism by Aljur. Learn about his personal style, his taste in women, and the status of his rumored real-life romance with Kylie Padilla in our exclusive interview below.
What is your ideal scent?
'Yung light lang. Seductive suits my personality. The name pa lang, e, Magnetism--it means sexy and [it's] catchy.
What scent do you like on girls?
Simple lang, ayaw ko ng matapang 'yung amoy. Bagong ligo lang.
How would you describe your personal style?
Simpleng maong, T-shirt, sapatos, okay na ako. Pero ['yung] fashion minsan, kailangan, e. Ako naman, kahit anong ipasuot sa akin okay siya, pero 'yung personality ko simple lang, maging presentable lang.
Do you have any particular fashion items you like to collect?
Yes! I love Bench and 'yun nga, 'yung Magnetism. Bumibili ako ng madaming products for my family and friends [dahil] gusto nila ['yung] amoy Aljur daw.
What kind of outfits do you like seeing on girls?
Sobrang nakaka-catch ng attention ko 'yung dress, 'yung sexy dress. Parang pambabae talaga [siya]. Jeans, okay lang for sports, pero kung ganitong mga formal and casual [occasion], dress talaga.
What kind of outfits do you wish girls would stop wearing?
'Yung short shorts na sobrang ikli, na kita na 'yung pisngi ng puwet. Ayaw na ayaw ko nun--'di ba parang, nagdamit ka pa? Respeto lang sa sarili na 'wag magsuot ng ganun. Siguro may binabagayan, 'wag lang sa ganitong lugar. And 'yung damit na spaghetti [straps] yata...ayaw ko lang ng masyadong daring [at] halos pantulog na.
How far would you let a girlfriend dictate your fashion sense?
Hangga't kaya ko; to try different styles naman, 'di 'yung opinion mo lang. Maganda rin na kinukuha mo 'yung opinion ng iba, like your girlfriend. Mapagkakatiwalaan mo 'yan kasi she [wants you to look] your best, siyempre boyfriend ka niya. So, I will let my girlfriend decide what I will wear.
Would you dictate her fashion sense, as well?
Definitely yes. Kasama mo 'ko, e, sorry, pero conservative ako. I came from a very conservative family, and lahat may limitations sa 'kin. 'Yang mga damit na 'yan, ayoko ng masyadong daring. Simple lang, kasi when you're sexy naman, hindi mo kailangang magsuot ng ganyang bagay. Sexy ka na talaga.
If you were to give your girl a fashion item as a gift, what would it be?
It would be a bracelet. First of all, 'di ako magaling sa damit ng babae [pero] I believe magaling ako sa accessories--necklace, earrings, [at] bracelet--kasi pagsuot niya 'yun, lagi niya ako maaalala.
Do you mind it when girls shop a lot? Would you accompany a girl on a shopping spree?
No. (Laughs.) Susuportahan ko siya, pero 'di ko siya sasamahan.
What quality do you find sexy in a woman?
Being simple. Kasi makikita mo 'yung pagka-sexy ng babae kahit balot na balot 'yan sa gestures, sa galaw niya, sa mukha niya, sa shape ng body, [at] sa dating.
Are you seeing anyone right now?
Is there someone you find attractive in showbiz?
Si Kylie [Padilla]. Siya pa rin. Pero kasi 'di na kami nagkikita ngayon kasi busy, and I know what's best for us. Doon ako sa mas makakabuti. Separate ways... Alam naman ng tao kung gaano ko siya kamahal, e. 'Yun nga lang, basta may mga rules. Kaya nag-decide ako ng what's best for us--para sa kanya 'yun, wala naman akong iniisip kundi 'yung kaligayahan niya.
Launch the gallery to see photos of Aljur at the Tupperware Brands Link-Up Party!
Additional reporting and interview by Trixie Reyna