They may be rivals in vying for JC De Vera’s attention in the daytime soap Moon of Desire, but Meg Imperial said there’s no professional jealousy between her and Ellen Adarna off cam.
The two women have their respective spots in FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in The World 2014, with Meg notching up her ranking in the magazine’s sexy meter to 20th from last year’s 37th slot.
Ellen, on the other hand, landed a notch lower than her seventh spot last year.
Not that they compete against each other. “Sa listahan sa FHM, wala," said Meg in an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last Tuesday, July 8.
She continued, "Parehas naman kami, hindi naman kami nagtwi-tweet na ‘Please vote for me.’
"Hindi naman kami competitive pagdating sa gano’n. Sa amin naman, if makikita ng tao na sexy ka and maku-consider kang gano’n, iboboto at iboboto ka naman.
"Tao na lang [ang bahalang] mag-decide.”
Meg claimed that her brand of sexiness leaves a lot to the imagination, “Mas dun ako sa tame lang na sexy. Innocent lang.
"Hindi ko pa kaya yung mga pose, pose ni Ellen. May mystery pa ng konti.”
OBJECT OF MALE FANTASY. Meg believed that portraying a daring role for her current soap probably helped boost her rank on FHM’s list of sexy ladies.
Although the 21-year-old said she's not really comfortable about being a sex symbol, she knows that it comes with the job.
To date, she has bared skin for ABS-CBN's afternoon soap Moon of Desire, the 2013 sexy film Menor De Edad, and December 2012 cover for FHM Magazine.
“Hindi ako comfortable na madaming lalaking ano… Siguro nasasanay na lang ako ngayon dahil sa work. Nasasanay lang na trabaho lang siya.
“After nito, hindi na gano’n. Sa show lang. ‘Pag may mga love scenes, dito lang siya talaga.
“Hindi naman ako nagsusuot sa labas na kung anu-ano lang na sexy.”
STRICT MOM. Despite her higher ranking on FHM’s sexy women list, Meg shared that this doesn’t necessarily mean she has more suitors these days.
Apparently, a guy gets to date the actress by winning the heart of her mom first.
“Hindi naman bawal [magka-boyfriend]. Siguro dapat i-close lang talaga si mommy.
"Kasi kapag ‘di niya bet, wala, hindi rin siya pumapayag na lumabas ako.”
In fact, she had had two boyfriends in the past, but both relationships failed because of her mom’s disapproval.
“Wala ako’ng choice. Basta siya kailangan unang maging close bago ako. ‘Pag nakuha yung ugali niya madali na lang sa akin,” she beamed.
CELEBRITY CRUSHES? At the end of the interview, Meg revealed her list of hot guys in showbiz, which include JC De Vera, Gerald Anderson, and Richard Gomez.
JC is her leading man in Moon of Desire while Gerald and Richard are two of her favorite stars way before she joined show business.
“Aside from JC? Gusto ko sina Gerald and Richard. Si Richard kasi hindi nawala yung lakas ng dating niya kahit nung bata pa siya. Hanggang ngayon gano’n pa rin ang dating niya.
“So talagang gustong-gusto ko. Lalo na yung love team nila [ni Dawn Zulueta], nakakakilig.
“Si Gerald, nasubaybayan ko siya sa PBB [Pinoy Big Brother]. Wow, nasubaybayan. Si Kim Chiu pa ang ka-love team niya noon.
“Nag-grow siya as an actor. Malaki yung tinalon from teenybopper [roles], ngayon umaaksiyon na, very mature na [yung acting ni Gerald].”