My, my, how Melissa Ricks has grown. From her teenybopper days as a contestant in the talent search program Star Circle Quest to her more dramatic roles in the primetime soaps Iisa Pa Lamang (2008), Nasaan Ka Elisa (2011), and now in Walang Hanggan with October 2012 cover girl Julia Montes and Cosmo Centerfold Paulo Avelino, Melissa has shown just how much her acting smarts have made her blossom into a sexy and confident woman both on and offscreen.
In fact, just last month, she sizzled on the cover of FHM's September issue, wearing just a dazzling silver bikini and an ivory white blazer that barely covers her up. If that isn't proof that the erstwhile teen star is now a sexy, sophisticated screen siren, we don't know what is.
We got to talk with the stunning actress during a press conference, where she wowed members of the media with her wit, poise, and charm. Read our exclusive interview with her below!
How far would you go in terms of dressing up in a sexy way?
Siguro mahihiya pa 'ko, kasi 'di naman ako sanay magsuot [ng ganun, for example] sa beach. Usually when I'm at the beach, I just wear shorts and a see-through top on top of it, just because I'm shy.
What's your advice for girls who also want to feel sexy and confident?
Just don't compare yourself to anybody else. You're beautiful in your own way. Just embrace what God gave you. Just go from there.
What's your beauty regimen like?
Wala (laughs). Just get enough sleep and water.
Is there anything you would want to improve in your body?
I just want to live a healthy life, lifestyle-wise. I don't want to be any thinner, I don't want to be any bigger. I just want to maintain whatever I have.