A well-chiseled body and a smile to die for — this is what women (and perhaps, even men) were thinking when they saw Rocco Nacino at last week's Cosmo Bachelor Bash.
The Second Prince of the artista search StarStruck V appeared live on Showbiz Central yesterday, September 12, strapped to the lie-detector machine, with host John "Sweet" Lapus looking pleased.
"Ang guwapo, 'no?" gushed Sweet as the smiling Rocco greeted the fans. Composing himself, Sweet asked the first question.
"Rocco, kinarir mo naman kasi ang pagpapalaki at pagpapaganda ng iyong katawan, pero marami ang nagtatanong: May pina-enhance ba ang magazine [Cosmopolitan] sa photo mo?"
"No," answered Rocco.
The lie-detector machine agreed: "Truth."
Satisfied with Rocco's answer yet wanting more, Sweet asked: "Ikaw ba and nag-decide na boxer briefs [ang isuot sa pictorial]?
"Well, nag-take din kami ng pictures of pants and boxers. Tiningnan kung ano mas maganda. Para sa akin, maganda kahit naka-boxers lang... it was artistically done," the 23-year-old actor said.
Is he flattered that he is now the fantasy of most women?
"Very flattered," said Rocco, smiling. "Mataba ako noong StarStruck. 160 pounds ako noon."
The second question was on his being romantically linked to a number of Kapuso female artists like Kris Bernal, Sheena Halili, and Lovi Poe. "Single ba si Rocco? Wala ka bang girlfriend?" asked Sweet.
"Yes," Rocco answered.
Again, the lie-detector machine revealed that he was telling the truth.
To follow up his answer, Rocco explained, "Career po muna talaga. Wala talaga akong oras [para] sa love life. I like [to have] one free day in the week. Huwag muna."
"Rocco, prangkahan na," Sweet asked, "among the StarStruck stars, ikaw ang hinahantulad ngayon kay Aljur Abrenica. As a matter of fact, ang tili sa iyo sa Cosmo ay ganun na ganun ang tili kay Aljur last year. Sa palagay mo, ikaw na ang susunod na Aljur Abrenica?"
Rocco answered "No."
This time, the lie-detector machine disagreed: "Lie!"
After Sweet's dangerous dance move, the smiling Rocco explained: "Malayo na ang narating ni Aljur and I want to follow [in] his footsteps. 'Yong napuntahan niya, gusto ko din puntahan.
"Pero para sa akin, hindi ko magagawa 'yon if I don't have the right attitude. I have to be masipag like Aljur."