"Hindi ako showbiz," a smiling Liz Uy told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at the opening of Pandora, a jewelry store in Greenbelt 5, Makati City.
Yet the circumstances of her love life have made her an instant celebrity.
From being a stylist to famous stars, she became the girlfriend of John Lloyd Cruz, and later got romantically linked to President Noynoy Aquino.
Her unintended association with the rich and famous also made her an intermittent subject of the press and media—which, so far, have been unsuccessful in getting the present covergirl of Preview magazine to answer any issue involving her.
In the interview led TV Patrol's Mario Dumaual and The Buzz magazine's Julie Bonifacio, she was quick to halt questions about PNoy.
She said, "Sorry po ha, pero pag mga questions regarding the President, respectfully, I don't wanna answer it. Hindi na lang po talaga ako sasagot basta may link to the...Mr. President."
When the topic shifted to John Lloyd and the controversies surrounding the actor, her statement was more or less the same, "Ah, wala na po akong comment. Matagal na pong ano sa life ko si John Lloyd. Wala na, wala na talaga akong...Hindi naman sa walang care. Pero wala na po akong masasabi sa mga ganyan...o sa buhay nila. Kasi kanilang mundo na iyan, e. Respect na lang..."
Yes, she's really camera-shy, and is not the type to bask in the limelight. Showbiz is not her cup of tea, "Hindi ako papasok, noh," she said in firm tone.
And even if facing the cameramen has always made her feel uncomfortable, "Wala naman po akong regrets, e. Lahat ng nangyari sa buhay, nangyayari talaga for a reason. Everything happens for a reason."
THE GIRL WHO GOT AWAY? Mario Dumaual told her that John Lloyd reportedly tagged the lady who became his girlfriend for three years as "the girl who got away."
"Sinabi niya...? Aw!!! Sinabi niya yun? E, totoo naman," she quipped with a laugh.
Then turning a bit serious, she said, "Hindi!!! Hindi, kung ano naman, kung sinabi niya iyon, nakakatuwa namang...nakakatuwa namang marinig."
The tag has made her "happy" because "I'm worth pala."
Liz resumed, "Pero ano 'to, ha, hindi ako sure kung sinabi niya. Hypothetical lang naman 'to. Pero I really wish him happiness kung sinuman yung partner niya ngayon...if they're still together, or whoever."
How are they now?