Shamcey Supsup is proud to admit her fiancé, Filipino-Chinese businessman Lloyd Lee, is the “wind beneath her wings.”
Shamcey, a licenced architect, hosts Interior Motives on Lifestyle Network, a career path for which she gives Lloyd full credit.
"Actually, siya talaga ang nag-push sa akin na to get this. He knows na this is what I want.
"Before kasi... I am the type of person who gets intimidated or scared to do something new na I might not be good at.
“Siya yung talagang support. Siya yung nagsabi na, ‘I can feel this is your niche. You can do this, you should do more of this.’ Sobrang supportive siya.
"He is the one who really, even with the Miss Universe, siya yung nagsabi na, ‘No, do this, kaya mo yan," the future Mrs. Lee says of her beloved.
Shamcey was third runner-up in the Miss Universe 2011 beauty pageant.
BUILDING A NEW HOME. Right now, Shamcey and Lloyd are in the thick of preparations for both the wedding and their life together.
She relates, "Di pa talaga, ang dami pang details.
“Siguro dahil kaya rin kami di naka-focus sa wedding kasi we're doing our house, so medyo doon kami na-stressed sa house.
“And we learned we cannot pala finish the house in time. Minamadali namin dati, but now… from scratch kasi, our dream house talaga."
While the two are building their dream home somewhere in the metro, Shamcey sees her hosting job at Interior Motives is proving to be really helpful.
"As we're designing our future home, it really helps me a lot when we go to the spaces that we feature.
“Ang dami ko nakikita na, ‘Ay, pwede 'to, ha.’ Sobrang creative ng mga napupuntahan namin."
She adds, "From there, it shows na architecture and design are not just for people na class A or B, it's available for everybody.
“You just have to know how to properly place it, organizing your things. It's not about how much your furniture is.
“Actually, less is more, I believe. You just have to know what kind of setup best signifies your personality. I get to learn so much more."
In building their dream home, a relevant question pops up: How many kids they want?
Shamcey avers, "Yes, we talk about it. Sabi niya, ‘Well, we wanted just one.’
“Ako, I'm an only child and I'm from a happy family naman. So sabi niya, parang, if we were given talaga a choice, we wanted twins.
“Talagang pangarap lang—isang boy, isang girl—para tapos na at puwede na ako ulit mag gym at sexy na, ganoon."
PREGNANCY FEARS. This is the part where Shamcey is able clarify a statement she made in another interview about her not wanting to have kids.
As she explains it, she wants to have children but what scares her are the dire warnings about the difficulty of pregnancy.
"Well, I don't know, kasi maraming... my mom kasi, when she had me daw, that's why I am an only child, she really had a hard time.
“And she had me when she was 32, medyo late na din. They were telling me, ‘Uy, medyo old ka na, ha.’ So, di ba, we wanted before 30 pa.
“Sabi nila, kapag late 20's ka na or 30's, it's hard na daw talaga. Doon lang ako takot.
"Parang, parati naman ako takot sa mga bagay na I haven't tried before or I haven't experienced. I don't know if kaya ko ba. Injection nga takot ako, e.
“Once pa lang ako na-confine my entire life, so takot ako sa ospital, sa doktor, mga ganoon. Takot lang talaga ako. Isipin mo, CS ka, hihiwain ka di ba? Parang nakakatakot."