Strong willed yet undeniably gorgeous—that's how Solenn Heussaff appeared to the people when she joined the Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Edition in 2010.
The tall, morena beauty was able to make it as one of the top three castaways, but it was Akihiro Sato who won the title "Sole Survivor."
It didn't end there for Solenn. In December 2010, when the show ended, she signed an album contract with MCA Universal Philippines.
She signed a movie contract with Regal Films, too, and a television contract with GMA Network and Artist Center.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) was able to interview Solenn during the press launching of AXN Beyond's new TV series Teen Wolf, where she was appointed ambassador of the said show.
Unlike other celebrities, Solenn says showbiz didn't change her life. She enjoys it, as much as she enjoyed her life before.
The only thing that has changed, as she said, is how she manages her time, and finding time to learn the Filipino national language.
"I'm the same, I have the same friends and my parents aren't different towards me.
"But it's just I've left time for my self, and I'm not really in control of my schedule. Unlike before, designers and make up artists like get booked and go a week somewhere abroad or something like that.
"Right now it's like I nod to anything, but for me it's a great learning experience. I learn my language— my mother language. I must be fluent at it for I lived up here my whole life, but yeah I'm learning to learn that now."
THE CHANGES. Though she kept herself intact, there are just some things that celebrities couldn't keep as long as they're in this industry.
As common as it is, privacy is the first thing that these stars lose once they step into the limelight.
The same goes for Solenn. Privacy is the first thing she mentioned when she was asked about the biggest change she has undergone in showbiz.
"Privacy [is] number one," she says laughing.
"Number two, I'm someone who really likes to speak my mind out. I just have to edit some of my thoughts sometimes, but I stand up on what I feel like saying."