Kapuso sweetheart Janine Gutierrez surprised fans with her chic swimsuit pictorial for Preview Magazine’s May 2015 issue.
At her solo press launch held at Green Sun Hotel last May 7, Janine admitted that she was a bit nervous about the fashion magazine’s summer-themed shoot at San Vicente, Palawan.
But she quickly got over since she knew she’s in good hands with Preview’s production team.
“Nung shoot ng Preview, medyo kinabahan ako kasi I have never done a shoot in swimwear. So, parang I was kind of nervous.
“Pero since yung team talagang kilala ko na and inaalagaan ako, naging kampante din ako,” she began.
Clad in a striking one-piece swimsuit, the 25-year-old said that she wouldn’t really mind if she was required to don a bikini for the shoot.
“Wala naman sa rule ko na bawal mag-bikini or anything kasi hindi rin naman siya shot in a sexy way.
“Parang it’s still a fashion magazine, so hindi ka rin masyadong matatakot,” she explained.
Asked about her boyfriend Elmo Magalona’s reaction upon seeing her cover on Preview, Janine said that he actually saw her photos way before the magazine reached leading newsstands early this month.
“He’s very supportive. He said na maganda raw.
“Pero matagal ko nang pinakita sa kanya. Pati nung shoot mismo, I would send pictures to show him.
“Nakakatuwa lang na he supports me and he gets the magazine ‘pag lumalabas na,” she beamed.
Truth be told, Janine can hardly believe that she’s now hailed as the newest fashion ingenue since she’s more of the jeans-and-white-shirt kind of girl off cam.
“Nasanay ako sa school na favorite ko palagi naka white t-shirt 'tsaka denim shorts, kasi mainit at yun ang pinaka-presko.
“Until now, yun ang pinaka-favorite ko.
“But I enjoy getting dressed up a lot more now after being exposed to a lot of stylists and events.
“Nae-enjoy ko ngayon yung iba-ibang concepts and trends.”
Now that she’s a certified It Girl in the fashion industry, Janine admitted that she needs to be more mindful of how she dresses up in public.
“Yeah, actually, medyo nung lumabas yung Preview, parang palagi ko nang kailangan magsuklay.
“Na-pressure ako ng konti kasi I don’t want people to be disappointed when they see me na, ‘Iba naman pala hitsura nito.’
“Pero it’s just a funny thing na you have to think about it pala,” she mused.
When asked to choose between establishing herself as an actress or a fashion icon, Janine said she wants to explore as many opportunities as she can in the world of show business.
To date, her body of work includes two major teleseryes opposite reel and real-life sweetheart Elmo Magalona in GMA Network, Villa Quintana and More Than Words.
“That’s something that I have to work on pa kasi pagdating sa pag-aartistam parang konti pa lang yung nagagawa ko.
“Like, I’ve only done two shows na lead role. And then I haven’t done any movies.
“Medyo nami-miss ko na nga ang taping.
"Sana madami pang dumating na ibang roles kasi madami pa akong gustong subukan."