Laureen Uy on her growing career as an actress: “It’s one of the things I really love doing aside from blogging and having an online shop, so, masaya naman po talaga.”

Fashion blogger, store owner, and budding actress Laureen Uy has a new status to add to her growing achievements.

She joins the likes of actors Enrique Gil, Matteo Guidicelli, Rocco Nacino, Enzo Pineda, and fellow fashion mavens Ava Daza and Camille Co as one of Close Up’s new breed of ambassadors.

Laureen and her group were introduced to the public during the Summer Solstice press launch, held March 5, at the White Space events venue in Makati.

PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) was able to catch up with the Kailangan Ko’y Ikaw star about the many facets of her young life.

FASHION IS A MUST.  In the fashion blog circle, Laureen is admired for her youthful sense of style.

With close to 300,000 followers, Laureen is considered one of the most successful models in her field.

However, she admits that her success came with a little help from her older sister, celebrity stylist and fashion editor Liz Uy.

“Malaking tulong yung Ate ko sa buhay ko. Naalala ko dati, I really have to show her what I’m wearing.

“I feel comfortable with what I am wearing habang tumatagal. In a way, guidance ko rin siya,” says the 23-year-old.

Despite their busy schedule nowadays, Laureen relates that she still manages to see her sister.

“When we have the chance, like every Sunday or pag may family outing, nagkikita pa rin kami. And we exercise together.”

Though they share the same passion for fashion, Liz prefers to work behind the scenes, while Laureen doesn’t have any problem showing off her fashionista side in her newfound career in the public eye.

“It’s really more on the occasion. Every time I’m on guestings or I’m on events, kailangan siya [fashion] i-connect with everything else.”