For Ruffa Gutierrez, women should be like wine.
"They should get better with age," says the 36-year-old former beauty queen and mother of two.
Ruffa also says looking fresh and beautiful shouldn't just pertain to young women.
"I know a lot of 20-year-olds who look like lolas, and I know a lot of older women...for example, Maricris Zobel, is like, fabulous!"
Ruffa is referring to Maricris Cardenas-Zobel, a former model and socialite who married businessman Iñigo Zobel of the Zobel de Ayala clan. In social circles and parties, Maricris is a favorite subject of high-society and fashion photographers, not only for her fashion sense but also for her seemingly ageless beauty.
"Every time I see her, she's like my girl crush. That's how beautiful she is! I don't know either how old she is, but I know she's older than me, because she has older kids, di ba?" adds Ruffa about Maricris.
RUFFA'S OPINION. During the launching of Ruffa as Belo Medical Group's latest endorser at the Manila Peninsula, Makati, last Thursday, April 14, PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other reporters asked her opinion on controversial topics.
One of them had to do with the pullout of advertisers from Willie Revillame's show, Willing Willie, which appears on TV5, the same network where Ruffa is now a mainstay.
Willie and his show are currently embroiled in a controversy after his show featured a six-year-old boy doing a "macho dance" that incensed different civil groups, government agencies, and individual celebrities.
Marinel Cruz, a showbiz reporter from a daily, asked Ruffa if she thought the pullout would affect the other shows of the Kapatid network.
"I think the only problem is the live game shows. We're soap opera," Ruffa opined, referring to her drama series, Nagbabagang Bulaklak.
"So I think, you know, I mean, if there's a controversy of one person in one network, that does not reflect everyone in the network.
"Kasi we always have that in Paparazzi—the views of the hosts don't reflect the views of the network.
"So, I think that'll be unfair for the people to judge the entire network, the entire team or the soap operas, or other different shows just because of one person." Paparazzi is TV5's weekend showbiz talk show.
RUFFA'S RETREAT. With almost everyone planning their retreat or vacation for the Holy Week, PEP asks Ruffa where she plans to spend the holidays.
"This Holy Week, I'll be in a farm with my kids. It is the first time na magpa-farming kami," replies Ruffa.
"Siguro hiwalay-hiwalay kami ng pamilya ko this year because my mom and dad [Annabelle Rama and Eddie Gutierrez] will be in Baguio, my brothers [Richard and Raymond] will be in Boracay, kami naman sa isang probinsya.
"Di ko puwede sabihin kasi maliit lang siya masyado, baka mahanap pa ko dun ng kung sinu-sino. Siyempre, kailangan ko naman mag-reflect."
PEP prods the actress to reveal a bit more of their getaway place.
"It's near Mindanao. So, I'll be there with my kids [Loren and Venice] and magsu-swimming kami, magpa-farming, muni-muni, magre-reflect ng life, and pahinga. Kasi I've been so busy lately.
"Alis namin is Wednesday to go to Davao, and from Davao we'll fly into that little island," says Ruffa about her trip.