Let's look back at our @chinitaprincess' post-Pinoy Big Brother nene days in 2007 and dig up what she has said about getting used to showbiz, abortion rumors, and of course, her ex-boyfriend Gerald Anderson. Scroll down for the ultimate throwback.
Candy April 2007
On the changes after winning Pinoy Big Brother:
"A lot has changed. I now have commercials and shows on ABS-CBN. I was also able to help my family—napaaral ko nga kapatid ko. It was a dream come true!"
On the disadvantages of showbiz:
"People spread rumors about you, wala kang privacy, at kulang ka sa tulog!"
Seventeen September 2007
"Siyempre, nakakalungkot. Pero kasi, baguhan pa ako, so nag-aadjust pa ako. Hindi naman pwedeng magaling ako kaagad. Lahat dumadaan sa adjustment stage."
On her relationship with Gerald Anderson:
"Super good friends kami."
Seventeen March 2009
On the worst rumor about her:
"The worst (rumor) I heard was that I had an abortion. They said I always had sleepovers in Gerald's place. Wala, tumatawa lang ako."
On her insecurites:
"I have a lot of insecurities. Like, I have a really small face. I envy girls whose faces are a little long, not round. Hindi mahaba 'yong baba, pero pahaba! I need to gain weight. I don't like my arms. I measure them every day. But I try to avoid thinking of my insecurities."
Cosmopolitan April 2009
On her love team with Gerald:
"Hindi kami (ni Gerald). TV lang 'yon. Close lang pero not really sobrang on. Siya lang kasi 'yung close ko na friend dito sa Manila. Kilala na niya ako, kilala ko rin siya."
On the anorexia rumors:
"Hindi naman ako anorexic. Tsaka 'yung cheeks ko lang kasi 'yung tumataba at 'yung tiyan ko. Sa family namin, ganito eh."
Preview September 2009
On her dream role:
"I want to play triplets because I want to explore three different personalities in one show—a bad one, a good one, and one in between."
On her style:
"I dress according to my mood. Jeans, T-shirts, sometimes a dress or a pair of shorts. I wear dark colors when I'm sad."
Preview October 2010
On her life before PBB:
"Mondays to Fridays, I went to school, then on weekends I sometimes worked in my aunt's store, para may pang-load ako sa celfone [sic]."
On building her own house:
"I already started building my own place, pakonti-konti. Of course, busy rin ako looking for furniture. Gusto ko 'yung kay Kenneth Cobonpue."
Cosmopolitan November 2010
On her alleged suicide attempt over Gerald being linked to Bea Alonzo:
"Hindi talaga totoo na magpapakamatay ako. Ba't ko gaagwin 'yun? Paano na ang mga kapatid ko?"
On her ideal husband:
"Responsible, has a sense of humor, and is a gentleman."
Cosmopolitan June 2012
On her breakup with Gerald:
"Sobra akong nag-cling masyado kay Gerald because my dad left, so siya na lang. Inikot ko yung life ko and work ko sa kanya."
On moving on:
"Everything happens for a reason. Huwag mo nang pigilin. Kahit super love mo 'yung guy at hindi mo ma-let go, you have to. You have to accept reality."
Cosmopolitan October 2014
On what to wear on a first date:
"For a first date, my go-to outfit is a pastel-colored dress. Para fresh."
Top 3 Fashion Tips:
- Dapat comfortable ka sa suot mo. If you're not comfy with what you're wearing, people will definitely notice.
- Always dress for the occasion.
- Gasgas as this sounds, be confident. You can pull off anything if you're confident."
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