Posted on August 3, 2011
by CJ de los Santos
Angel Locsin is one of those girls that men just can't resist. In addition to her undeniably classic Pinay beauty, the star of In The Name Of Love also has a sense of confidence that men (and women) admire. This fearlessness makes her a true Cosmo girl, even landing her on the cover of Cosmo FOUR times!
But, what is it about the 26-year-old, International Emmy-nominated actress that makes her stand out from the rest? According to her Imortal co-star John Lloyd Cruz, it's her adventurous spirit when it comes to typical "guy" interests, like cars and guns, that makes her unique. Meanwhile, her real-life beau Phil Younghusband says he's attracted to her caring and down-to-earth personality.
With all the praise showered on her by the (hot!) men in her life, one thing that's plain to see is that Angel has the looks to match her angelic personality. It's no wonder she's been the chosen face (and hair ambassador) of shampoo brand Head & Shoulders for the past six years, encouraging girls to get the utmost care for their hair and scalp.
We caught up with Angel at the recent launch of Head & Shoulders' newest Anti-Hairfall For Him and For Her shampoos. The event was held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, where she and new endorser John Lloyd discussed the theme of "Finding The One."
See what Angel had to say about her dream guy and what John Lloyd is really like (in her eyes) when you read our Q&A below. She also gives us the scoop on her hair and skin care beauty routines, plus tips for you gals on how to deal with stress!
Why do you think it's important to promote proper haircare?
Sa buhok kasi natin, parang naghahanap ka ng The One sa buhay, 'di ba? Kailangan mong makita kung ano 'yung best para sa hair mo talaga, especially sa ating mga kababaihan. Hindi siya vanity, e. 'Pag maganda kasi ang hair mo, 'pag confident ka, mas nagsha-shine ka. 'Pag nice 'yung hair mo, especially sa work ko, madali kang kumilos, hindi ka maiilang 'pag meron kang intimate scenes.
What hairstyle makes you feel most confident?
I always let my hair down. Medyo hindi ako comfortable 'pag maikli 'yung hair ko. Mas gusto ko talaga 'pag long hair, tapos hair down lang. Parang feeling ko na kahit anong isuot ko, parang fierce, 'di ba? Actually, 'yung hairstyle ko ngayon masyadong maikli, so I'm waiting na medyo humaba pa siya ng kaunti.
What's your daily routine for your hair?
I wash it everyday, morning and then bago ako matulog, [followed by] conditioner. 'Pag medyo masipag ako, mga once a month meron din akong treatment. Pero medyo tamad kasi akong magpunta sa salon, so bibili lang ako ng hair mask treatment, mostly home products.
What about your skin? How do you keep your face healthy and radiant?
Kailangan bago ka matulog, sobrang clean 'yung face mo. I'm not very fond of using moisturizers kasi 'yung weather natin hindi naman masyadong malamig. It's very dry talaga, so kung mag-out of the country ako, mag-a-apply ako little lang. Pero 'pag dito, 'pag needed lang. [I also use] toner and cleanser. At may na-discover ako na sunblock na gel—better for oily skin, 'tsaka hindi malagkit.
What skin care tips can you offer Cosmo readers who want skin like yours?
Well, natural na morena ako [pero] nagpaputi ako for my role sa In The Name Of Love. So 'yun nga, hindi porke't ini-endorse ko ha, [pero] effective talaga 'yung Mosbeau if you really want to be fairer. Sa face [naman], 'pag masyadong madaming ginagamit sa face ko, usually dun ako nag bre-break out, at mas expensive pa. So kung hindi mo pa naman kailangan, 'wag ka munang gumamit [ng maraming products]. Basta kailangan malinis lang talaga 'yung face.
What are your stress-busting tips for college and working girls?
Sobrang effective sa akin 'yung [pag-aalaga sa] pet ko. 'Yung dog kasi, siyempre hindi sila nagco-complain. 'Pag nalambing mo na, makakalimutan mo na 'yung stress mo. 'Yun ang number one ko, kasi sobrang tried and tested ko 'yan. At 'yung isa pa, mahilig ako magpamasahe tapos manood ng DVD [kapag stressed ako].
How do you know if a person is The One for you?
Actually, tayong girls, malalaman naman natin kung ano 'yung best para sa atin, 'di ba? Mararamdaman natin 'yan kung lagi ba tayong masaya, kung 'tong tao bang 'to, everything na na-promise niya ay nagagawa ba niya, at loyal ba [siya]. Basta 'yung happy ka lang at hindi mo maisip na kaya mong wala siya. 'Yung laging hindi mo ma-picture 'yung sarili mo na hindi siya.
What are the qualities you look for in The One?
Noong bata ako, siyempre meron akong mga "dapat ganito": dapat he's tall, dark, and handsome—may mga ganoon. Pero ngayon kasi, gusto ko lang talaga 'yung maasahan ko, 'yung hindi sinungaling, 'yung 'pag may sinabi sa iyo, 'yung totoo. Basta 'yung kaya ko siyang i-trust.
What do you like most about your on-screen partner John Lloyd?
Si John Lloyd, napaka-passionate, lalo na pagdating sa craft niya; nakikita naman natin 'yung resulta na napakagaling niyang artista. Sa generation namin, actually si John Lloyd 'yung may pinakamaraming awards na nakuha and very humble pa rin, kaya 'pag nakatrabaho mo siya, parang very humbling 'yung experience. (Ed's note: He's bagged 21 major film and TV awards!) He's very smart and interesting. Interesting talaga si John Lloyd.
Launch the gallery to see photos of Angel (and John Lloyd!) at the Head & Shoulders press event!