She may be one of today's hottest young stars, but Sarah Lahbati seems to be taking all the fame and adulation in stride.
Wherever she goes, the pretty actress never fails to disarm everyone with her low-key presence and stark humility.
When we chanced upon her recently at the GMA Artist Center Ball, held last November 8 at the Shangri-La Hotel Makati, we couldn't help but remark as to how sexy she looked in her revealing emerald green gown.
Seemingly at a loss for words, she simply bowed her head and smiled at us shyly.
It seems that the StarStruck V winner is still not used to being called alluring, despite bagging the lead role of Kara in the TV remake of Kokak—a 1989 film best remembered for its sexy lead star Rachel Lobangco.
Judging from Rachel's stunningly statuesque feature, Sarah certainly fits the bill.
She has the height and the body which will definitely by the fantasy of many boys out there.
So, how does this 18-year old beauty stay fit? With healthy eating habits, of course.
Sarah admits she hasn't gone to the gym lately due to her hectic showbiz schedule, but says she tries to watch her diet to avoid gaining extra pounds.
She counts discipline and having health-conscious friends around her as the main ingredients to her weight management success.
"Yung mga friends ko rin na super into working out—mga gym buff—yun din yung mga nagturo sa'kin ng discipline, and yung mga healthy food na dapat kainin.
"Kasi dati sobrang anything na masarap, kinakain ko.
"Pero may kasabihan nga na habang sumasarap, lumalaki din ang katawan. So, super ingat ako ngayon," she confides.
Interestingly, she admits that she has never eaten pork.
"I don't eat pork. I never...hindi ko natikman," says Sarah.