Kapuso Actress KRIS BERNAL and FHM’s Cover Girl for May 2017 shares her experiences in doing the daring shoot and her reaction to bashers.
I got a chance to talk to Kris Bernal during her post birthday celebration with fans last week at Karaoke Pop KTV in Cubao. She’s 28 already.
Kris who was wearing a very nice silver dress gamely answered questions about life, love, career and of course her FHM magazine shoot.
This is the first time the Starstruck Season 4 winner posed SEXY for a mens magazine. And perhaps her most daring photos yet which received some mixed reactions from the public.
FHM has been courting Kris to grace their pages as early as five years ago according to Kris. Her decision to finally do sexy was a decision she made with the consent of her family and of course with the approval of GMA Artist Center.
Check out some of her FHM Photos:
I asked Kris about her initial fears prior to doing the shoot for FHM, and she said:
“One of my fears ay yun kung paano tatanggapin ng mga tao…”
Kris elaborated that prior to doing FHM she was in a show where viewers perceives her as someone very very young and innocent. And she does look young for her age, maybe it’s because of her petite size or her manner of talking to people.
“Paano nila tatanggapin na nagkaka-edad na rin ako, I just turned 28, nandun na ko sa age of getting married and having a family.. so, nasa age naman na ako na pwede na rin ako mag swim suit – so yun ang fear ko na paano tatanggapin ng mga tao if I do something sexy, and it’s not all the way naman..”
I also asked Kris about her realizations after doing the shoot for FHM, and she said:
“Actually nagustuhan ko siya and nakakuha ako ng maraming positive feedback – like ‘Uy si kris pala pwede na sa mga daring roles’, ‘Uy si Kris di lang pala pa loveteam-loveteam or pa sweet-sweet at api-apihan’.”
“Pwede rin pala siya maging matapang. Pwede rin siya maging source of strength and courage sa mga babae.” she added.
What was the most challenging part for Kris in doing the shoot for FHM?
“Pinakamahirap for me yun preparation, Kasi di ko alam kung paano ako magiging sexy e, challenge for me yun i-improve yun katawan ko,”
When asked if she’s looking forward to rank higher on FHM’s 100 Sexiest after doing the cover, Kris said that she is not after the ranks nor expects herself to be on the 10.
“Gusto ko lang makita ng ibang tao na may ibang side ako,” she explained.
Kris also said that her photos in FHM were her most bashed photos. It has something to with how she looked so thin in the frames. Now with regards to bashers, Kris has this to say:
“I have so much respect in other people’s opinion, yun iba e concern lang naman sila… It’s my first time to do this, di ko alam mag pictorial ng sexy and I was given a week to prepare – so I went on a diet.. bumagsak ang katawan ko and my waistline drops to 18 during the shoot – aaminin ko talagang pumayat ako nung shoot.”
However she said, when she checked, she’s not really underweight – she has always been 105lbs and it’s just right for her height at 5.1 inches.
“Pero nag-eefort na ako ngayon na magpalaki ng katawan, I go to the gym to gain weight and nag normal na ako. Sana maintindihan nila na di madali sa built ko na lumali, ang liit lang ng buto ko, bewang ko ganito na talaga to, kahit kumain ako ng madami si lalapad ang bewang ko. I am 22 right now and ever since ganun na talaga bewang ko, lahat ng jeans ko customize.”
As a final word, she said:
“They don’t get to see me every day, or they don’t get to be with me every second, kaya they don’t really know how much I eat, sabi ko nga, mas kilala ko ang sarili ko.”
Here are the exclusive video of our interview with Kris Bernal: