Janine Gutierrez starts off the New Year on a high note, with several magazine covers singing her praises.
Dubbed as one of the faces to watch in 2015, Janine is "super thankful, and so happy about it.
"I'm lucky lang talaga that I get to be in those magazines kasi I enjoy it."
The young actress, launched recently as one of Boardwalk's newest endorsers, is surprisingly mature when it comes to managing her finances.
"Naghahanap ako ng condo ngayon.
''Mayroon na ako. Talagang pinagdadasal ko lang na sana mapunta siya sa akin.
"At sana magkaroon ako ng maraming work, para magka-condo ako."
ON POPE'S VISIT. We caught up with Janine the day before the Pope's arrival. We asked her if she has a message for Pope Francis.
"I just want to thank him for being so inspiring," she said.
"He advocates so many new and modern things, like he is on Twitter.
''Tapos yung mga pinupuntahan niya na places talagang hindi usually pinupuntahan ng mga previous popes."
Like every Filipino, she shares the belief that the visit of Pope Francis "will benefit all of us."
PROUD OF MOM. Janine's mom is character actress Lotlot de Leon.
How did she feel when she found out her mom won Best Supporting Actress for her role in the MMFF 2014 movie, Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2?
Janine beamed, "Super happy ako para sa kanya kasi alam ko na talagang deserving siya.
''Kasi magaling talaga si Mama, idol ko talaga siya pagdating sa pag-arte, at saka she was so happy nung speech niya.
"Talagang super saya niya, so ang saya ko talaga para sa kanya."
Growing up with both parents in showbiz must be very interesting, and helpful, of course.
Now that she has joined showbiz herself, what was her mom's best advice to her?
"Oh my gosh, marami siyang binibigay na advice pero ang pinaka-nakaka-affect sa akin ay yung nakikita ko kung paano siya magtrabaho.
“Parang she leads by example.
"Kasi, yung talagang sobrang sipag niya, 'tapos lahat ng role niya, kahit anong role.
''Kahit yung sa Kubot nga, kakaiba yun kasi nakakatawa. E, usually drama-drama si Mama.
'''Tapos doon pa siya nananalo ng award. So inspiring to see na lahat ng role niya nagagampanan niya nang mabuti.
"At talagang napapansin siya. Kasi bigay na bigay siya sa lahat."
Janine is also hopeful about getting her own acting trophy someday.
She admitted, "Opo, siyempre, lahat naman ng artista, 'di ba, pangarap na magkaroon ng acting award. Gusto ko rin talaga. Sana..."
NO TO BEAUTY PAGEANTS. Janine has goals and she's determined to reach them, but joining a beauty contest is not one of them.
"'Di ko naman kasi talaga passion yun, e.
''E ayoko namang sumali na half-hearted lang.
"Siyempre mas gusto ko yung pagbutihin ko kung ano yung ginagawa ko ngayon na pag-aartista.
''Yun naman talaga yung gusto kong matutunan, so focus lang ako dito," she clarified.
WYNWYN SUPPORTER. She is, however, supporting Wynwyn Marquez's bid for the Binibining Pilipinas 2015 title.
"Supporter na lang ako ni Wynwyn!" she says of her friend and co-star in GMA-7's Sunday All Stars.
Janine wasn't at all surprised when Wynwyn made it to the official list of candidates.
"Matagal ko na sinasabi sa kanya na talagang pang beauty queen siya. Lahat naman tayo alam yun, 'di ba?
"So, good luck sa kanya, I wish her the best talaga."