Kilala si Angel Aquino hindi lang bilang magaling na model kundi isang magaling na kontrabida nang makasama siya sa Magkaribal, ang ABS-CBN teleserye na pinagbibidahan nina Bea Alonzo at Gretchen Barretto.
Sa katunayan, na-nominate si Angel sa Asian TV Awards para sa Best Actress in a Supporting Role category. Kinilala ang Filipina actress para sa pagganap niya sa kontrabida na si Vera sa teleseryeng Magkaribal.
Bukod pa rito, isa rin si Angel sa mga kinikilalang magaling na TV hosts. Nang mawala ang show niya sa Studio 23 na Us Girls (kunsaan kasama niya sina Iya Villania at Cheska Garcia), si Angel ay binigyan naman ng sarili niyang show kunsaan siya ang magsisilbing host. Ito ang bagong show sa Lifestyle Network na pinamagatang Interior Motives, na napapanood tuwing Sabado, alas 7 ng gabi. Sa mini presscon ng nasabing show na ginanap sa 9501 restaurant ng ABS-CBN ay nagkaroon ng pagkakataon na makapanayam ng PEP.ph si Angel Aquino tungkol sa bago niyang show.
Tell us something about this new show of yours.
Interior Motives is locally produced by Lifestyle Network. It’s all about interior designs and interior designers aside from featuring different designs of homes, hotels, establishments, restaurants. We would be featuring interior designers: people who are behind those designs.”
Kamusta ang pagbabalik hosting mo after mawala ang Us Girls? How would you compare this to Us Girls?
“It’s only been a few months after Us Girls, but this is totally different from Us Girls. Of course, back then in Us Girls, we would feature some beautiful houses and spaces but this is a more grown up and sophisticated treatment of the design feature.”
“You may expect also that in the show, there will be tips on how to put accents in your home, combinations of colors. Just little tiny tips that is very helpful for the viewers. This is very informative for viewers.”
If given a chance, kaninong bahay ang ang gusto mong i-feature sa show mo?
“I remember, I was curious about the house of Tessa Prieto. I remember back then, na feature namin sa Us Girls before yung house niya. I was so surprised na yung bahay niya ay very different sa kanyang personality kasi, di ba, she likes wearing very fashionista clothes but her home is a very classic house.
“If given a chance din, I wanna see the house of [former First Lady] Imelda Marcos. I wanna know how she lives. If she allows me to let me in and show her space.”
Ano ang dream house mo?
“My dream house would be something with big windows. I love big spaces. I love the light coming in to the house, that’s my dream house. This show is actually inspiring me to create, little by little, my dream house.”
Do you still remember your F! days with Daphne Oseña and Cher Calvin? Iyon ba ang first hosting job mo? Do you still communicate with Daphne and Cher?
“You know, that show kasi made me grow as a host, it was my training ground in TV hosting. So, I will always look back to F! with extreme fondness and love kasi we all became good friends:Cher and Daphne. Until now, I would like to ask Daphne to help me out when it comes to like how better get my message across kasi it’s all about design, I know she mastered that already. I would like to ask tips from Daphne for this show.”
If given a choice between hosting and acting, ano ang pipiliin mo sa dalawa na mas i-improve?
“Right now, mas gusto ko pang i-exhaust yung sarili ko as an actress. Its very challenging kasi I want to challenge myself more pero when I would like to slow down. That’s why I like to host my own show like this.”
Hindi ka ba natatakot na makumpara ang Interior Motives sa dating show ni Daphne dito sa ABS-CBN, yung Urban Zone?
“Hindi naman, kasi it’s really different because this is for people who really want to learn more about designs and they want to apply it in their own life.”