After gracing the cover of a men’s magazine last month, actress Max Collins said she did not want to bare more flesh if given another chance.
“Huwag muna, masyado na ’yon eh. Baka ma-overexpose ako … baka wala nang mystery (Not in a long time, [the magazine cover] was too much. I might get overexposed and lose the mystery),” Max told INQUIRER.net.
She said she wanted to avoid being known as a “sexy star.”
“Baka maging sexy star na, eh iiniwasan ko rin ’yon.”
The actress said she wanted to retain her wholesome image.
The 22-year-old “Bubble Gang” star said she was happy with the “positive and respectful comments” she received from her friends and fans after posing for the magazine.
“[I discovered] I became more confident in the sense that I had to stand for what I did. I’ve become more mature because of that,” the GMA talent said.
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Max said she didn’t prepare for the shoot or work out to enhance her curves, adding she wanted to represent “normal women who didn’t have abs.”
“Sabi ko … ako na lang ’yong magre-represent sa mga babaeng siguro normal o ’yong mga babaeng wala pang abs,” she said.
“Hindi masyadong toned ang katawan, pero parang feminine lang (Not too toned, just feminine-like).”
The actress said she gained more male fans after her magazine stint, “kasi dati feeling ko nai-intimidate ’yong mga lalaki sa ’kin kasi mestiza ako tapos parang Inglisera pa (because I used to feel I intimidate them with my mestiza look and the way I speak in English).”
Meanwhile, Max said “career” was the reason why she turned down her suitor, actor Pancho Magno, who had been courting her since last year.
“It will be hard for me because I don’t have enough time [for a relationship],” she said.
“He can’t have a normal relationship with me because my work is not normal. As an actress I have long taping hours. I don’t have enough time, there’s too much work to do.”
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