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Katrina Halili admits she has stopped looking for a boyfriend

Oct 3, 2008
Katrina Halili is mum about her real relationship with Kris Lawrence (right). "I'm inspired," she simply said.

PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) met up with one of GMA-7's prized possessions, Katrina Halili at the opening of Jay-R's Mini-Stop in San Juan on September 30. She arrived together with Kris Lawrence, who is rumored to be her current boyfriend.

"Saan?" Katrina denied, laughing when PEP mentioned she was obviously with Kris when she arrived. "Hindi basta I'm happy. ‘Yun lang."

Kris Lawrence, whose claim to fame is his winning ABS-CBN's talent search, Star in a Million, was in the event to support his good friend Jay-R. Kris and Jay-R have been good buddies since way back when they were in high school at the St. Genevieve High School in Panorama City, U.S.A.

When asked how she became close to Jay-R, on the other hand, Katrina laughed, initially evading the question and addressing some of the people near her with, "Pano ko daw nakilala si Jay-R?" She later responded with a safe, ""Matagal na. Lagi kaming nagkikita sa SOP, ganun."

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Then again, Jay-R's buddy Kris and Katrina became close when, together with singer Jonalyn Viray, they had had a show in the U.S.

The actress, the erstwhile resident baddie of GMA-7 but now being cast as leading lady, informed that her work is basically the thing that is making her demeanor light.

"'Yung work and ‘yung maraming blessings na dumarating," Katrina insisted and totally giggled when we pointedly looked at Kris Lawrence. "Bakit ka ba tumitingin dun?"

Currently, she is busy with a new soap opera and is about to start shooting for a movie under Octoarts. "MWF, I do Gagambino. October 20 na ‘yung airing niya, right after Dyesebel. Then, Tuesdays and Thursdays, may One Night Only [shoot ako]. ‘Pang Metro Manila Film Fest [‘yung One Night Only]. Kasama ko dito si Jennylyn Mercado, Diana Zubiri, Paolo Contis and marami pa."

Yet despite her busy schedule, the actress seemed relaxed. "Wala. Basta inspired lang ako... wala lang."

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Her tight physique and beautiful skin, she credits to her massive control and visits to a specialist. "Kung wala akong work, I always go to Belo and Flawless, meron silang mga slimming treatments dun... [And] tabain din ako kaya ‘di ako masyadong kumakain... Like ngayon nag-yogurt lang ako."

"Mahilig din ako sa sweets [kasi]. Like kunyari sa taping, kailangan ko magising, syempre kailangan sweets para more energy," she added.

Her control stems from, "Siguro sa tulong din ng work ko, halos parati laging may pictorial. Sa TV kailangan halos laging sexy so napu-push talaga ako [to look good]."

She rarely exercises, too. "No. Walang time eh... [Siguro] minsan lang sa isang buwan. Kasi lagi akong nasa taping eh so wala talaga. Control lang talaga sa food intake ko."

But as for her seemingly inner glow, she quipped, "Inspired nga."

Does she have someone special to credit for that?

"Wala pa," she answered, laughing like she meant differently.

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Is she looking for a particular character in a guy? "Syempre dapat magalang, sweet, gentleman. Chinito! Higit sa lahat conservative." As she was conservative as well. "Yes naman. Syempre work lang yung [sophisticated, liberal woman] no. Syempre sa totoong buhay conservative naman [ako]."

Kris Lawrence had actually attested to Katrina's different-from-reel character. When asked by GMA-7 about her, he related, "Si Kat[rina] sobrang bait, sobrang down to earth... One thing I like about her is sobra syang maalaga, like in the little things... Like when I'm sleeping in the car tapos medyo matigas ‘yung headrest or something, kumukuha siya ng pillow, you know little things like that."

"Sana it goes a good way," the 26-year old Fil-Am singer said about his and Katrina's friendship.

As for 22-year old Katrina, who's known to keep mum about her love life, she related: "Well ngayon meron na akong nakita pero kinikilala pa namin ang isa't isa. So yun lang."

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So is she still on the look out for a boyfriend? "Actually, ano, nag-stop na," she revealed, giving away her present status in the end.
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