Ang Filipino-British model si Sig Alden ang main host ngayon ng travel show na To a T ng Fox Life.
Para sa kanya, isang malaking challenge at karangalan na siya ang napiling mag-host ng cable show.
Ayon kay Sig, “I actually didn’t audition, they handpicked me for the show.”
Hindi naman bago sa showbiz si Sig Aldeen dahil naging bahagi siya ng GMA-7 daytime drama series na Destiny Rose.
Nakasama rin siya sa informative show na Kabuhayang Swak na Swak bilang isa sa host nito sa loob ng siyam na buwan.
Nakapanayam ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Sig kamakailan sa pocket presscon ng To a T na ginanap sa Passion Chinese restaurant sa Resort’s World Manila.
Eere raw ang travel show sa Fox Life every Sunday at 9:30 p.m.
CURIOUS TRAVELLER. Lahad ni Sig, “I always had a curiosity for travels and culture.
“As a human being, I think there are so much you can learn, there are so much you can acquire from travelling.
“With To a T, there are actually two things… it’s a travel show, vibrant colors and beautiful places.
“But at the same time, it’s also self-discovery, a sense of truth and authenticity.
“Like, ‘Hey, you know what, this is what I experienced, this is what I am feeling.'
“I think that’s one of the great ways to connect to people, using travel in a way to uplift.”
Anu-ano bang bansa ang napuntahan na nila at nakaplano pa nilang puntahan para sa show?
Tugon niya, “Nakapunta kami sa Taiwan, Taipei, various spots in Thailand.
“The first two episodes in Taiwan and the other two will be Thailand.
“We have Japan, Guam, and there’s also a possibility of London and Sweden.”
Tubong Samar ang inang Filipina ni Sig. May plano ba ang show niya na i-feature ang mga magagandang lugar sa Pilipinas?
Tugon ni Sig, “It’s something we would like to do, and we had various conversations about it, there’s possibility of that.”
Napuntahan na nga raw ni Sig ang northern Samar, ang home province ng mother niya.
Aniya, “It’s so untouched and it’s so raw, but yet so beautiful.
“I would to explore a little bit more because that way I have that sense of connection.”
OTHER PLANS? May plano ba si Sig na balikan uli ang pag-arte?
Pag-amin niya, “Yeah, acting actually is something I am so in love with.
“I grew up studying in London and U.S. so it’s something I really enjoy…
“To create more movies or something like that, telenovelas, it was really an amazing experience.
“When I was really young, when I was growing, my mom would speak to me in Tagalog, I got used to it.
“As I grew older, I told my Mom, ‘Mom thanks for always reminding me to speak in Tagalog because I got to use that to my advantage.’
“Sa Destiny Rose, siyempre Tagalog yung conversation.
“I’m 99.9 percent fluent, in that sense it was really a wonderful experience.”
FAN OF IRMA IDLAWAN. Hangang-hanga pala si Sig sa character actress na si Irma Idlawan.
Kuwento niya, “I used to work with really amazing, talented actors and actresses like Ms. Irma Idlawan, who won Best Actress last year.
“She’s a an incredible actress, all-around amazing experience to me.
“I would love to do something with Ms. Irma again, she was really an inspiration, very talented.
“I’d love to do something with her, I have huge admiration for her as an artist and as a human being.
“She is such a positive influence.”
Malaki din ang pasasalamat ni Sig sa Kabuhayang Swak Na Swak dahil malaki daw ang naitulong nito sa kanya bilang host ng To a T.
Pagbabahagi niya, “I did the show for nine months and I had a blast, it was such a gift for me.
“I arrived in the Philippines two years ago, I wanted to explore the Philippines.
“Kabuhayang Swak na Swak allowed me to explore the Philippines and also get first-hand experience of the culture of the Philippines.
“Also, they had a positive message, and it was great.
“But after nine months, I was ready to move on to something else.”
DOING HIS OWN THING. Ang unang nag-manage ng career ni Sig ay ang Mercator Artist and Model Management Inc. sa pamamahala ni Jonas Gaffud.
Maayos din naman daw ang naging paghihiwalay nila ng dating management company.
“We separated on good terms naman… I have a huge gratitude to him.
“As a manager he’s great, but I have my own vision for the things that I’d like to do.
“That’s kind of how we left it and I’m very grateful to him.
“The thing is, with me I’m very sort of hands-on with things I do.
“There are things I say no to, there are things that light me up, and things I just enjoy doing.
“With everything that I do, whatever it is, I like to have that sense of upliftment.
“Right now, I kind of find this enjoyment and avenue where I can express myself through travel."