When Ruffa started her stint as host of the franchise show Philippines' Next Top Model, she became more open about using more accessories, or bling-blings, and less jewelry. That's because her stylists for the show became her worst critics, telling her she tended to overdo things, especially in the use of jewelry.
"Kasi now my stylists, they say for everyday stuff I can always use blings. I should also mix and match my clothes with young accessories. Now I lessen muna the use of jewelry.
"Pero minsan, matigas ang ulo ko kasi I feel so naked without earrings. Ako pa naman, I'm such a girl, so even if it is teeny-weeny earrings or big earrings, I really have to wear earrings—earrings and watch. 'Yon 'yong staple ko talaga.
"So when they say, 'Ruffa, kailangan nakapusod ka, pero wala kang earrings kasi parang over na'—'Are you sure? Baka naman I can wear teeny-weeny earrings?' But my teeny-weeny kasi is big daw for the stylist, so siyempre, I have to listen to them. Nagbe-behave naman ako."