Model-actress Isabel Oli was chosen by PLDT as one of the hosts of its MyDSL Watchpad series of programs along with fellow Kapuso talents Victor Aliwalas and Rhian Ramos.
Isabel's own 30-minute segment (which is available only to PLDT MyDSL subscribers) will feature shopping guides around the Metro, complete with fashion tips and other info.
At the press conference and launch party held last Monday, October 19, at Jill's at The Fort in Taguig City, Isabel told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) that the segment assigned to her "is so me!"
Although the project is not as big and hectic as compared to a regular television gig, Isabel considers the Internet show timely, especially now that her stint in the afternoon series Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit is about to end.
PLAYING DEAD ONSCREEN. Speaking of the said drama series, Isabel just recently finished shooting death scenes of her character Therese Gardamonte. Isabel dutifully acted the part of a dead person except lie down inside a coffin.
"Actually, tinanong ako," she confided, "pero hindi naman talaga kailangan."
Isabel expressed relief when she was told by director Topel Lee that a coffin scene was not really necessary and that the final edit could very much do without it. The Cebuana beauty said with much dread, "Buti nga wala."
But what if her director insisted to include such a scene to make it more realistic?
"Pag-uusapan talaga 'yan kasi natatakot ako, and feeling ko hindi ako makakahinga," Isabel replied after a long pause. She eventually relented after much thought by adding, "Pero kung kailangan sa eksena, gagawin ko talaga."
LOVE LESSONS. Isabel remains loveless following her breakup with fellow Kapuso talent Paolo Contis, who is now dating EB Babes dancer Lian Paz.
Although she's now openly dating a non-showbiz guy, who is reportedly also from the province of Cebu, Isabel told PEP that she would rather take her time before plunging into a new commitment: "I have my friends with me, and my family, so hindi naman ako nalulungkot."
Isabel stressed that she has completely recovered from the breakup and remains in good terms with Paolo's immediate family, particularly with his sister-in-law.
Is she now more guarded when it comes to romance and certain heart matters?
"Hindi naman," answered Isabel. "Siguro kung magkaka-boyfriend ako ulit, ang babaguhin ko lang is I need to have more time for myself. Kahit may boyfriend, dapat may time pa rin ako sa sarili ko... Balance lang ng time."