Fame has its price.
In exchange for big bucks, the stars always have to look perfect.
But they, too, are human and they can't have it all.
This year's most read story—KC Concepcion finally admits breakup with Piolo Pascual; refuses to say why—showed the vulnerable side of the 26-year-old actress.
Her face devoid of makeup, she shed tears for her failed relationship with Piolo Pascual.
She said in her November 27 interview on The Buzz, "Binigyan ko siya second chance, third chance, fourth chance, fifth chance, sixth chance, seventh chance.
"Pagdating ng eighth chance, parang na-realize ko, hindi lahat ng problema, nadadaan sa kilig, hindi lahat ng problema nadadaan sa tawa, hindi lahat nadadaan sa kilig.
"Kasi ang galing-galing niyang magpakilig. Ang tanga-tanga ko..."
And if there's one thing she wishes, "Makahanap talaga ako ng true love."
In exchange for publicity—which helps propel their careers—they have also given up their privacy.
But there are some things the stars prefer to keep from the public.
If John Lloyd Cruz could have his way, he would keep his love life private.
But even his very discreet dates, not to mention the confrontations between his ex-girlfriend Ruffa Gutierrez and present love Shaina Magdayao, found their way to the media.
"Wala naman akong sama ng loob sa press. I'm not blaming them. Ganun talaga...May magagawa ba ako?" he said in one of his interviews, accepting that this was a consequence of fame.
In exchange for wealth, some personalities become controversy magnets.
Jinkee Pacquiao, despite her stature as the wife of a world-famous boxer, does not enjoy being in the limelight.