Would you believe Gloria Romero will be turning 82 years old this December 16?
Proud of her age, including the few lines on her face, she remains one of the country's most beautiful stars.
Gloria goes back to what she learned from Sampaguita Pictures matriarch Mrs. Azucena Vera-Perez, whom she calls "Mrs. Vera."
"Ang bilin sa amin ni Mrs. Vera, kapag nakikita daw kami sa pelikula, 'Ay, ang gaganda nila,' hindi puwedeng lumabas na hindi ka nakabihis!
"Kailangang maglagay ng konting foundation to be presentable, kasi sasabihin ng fans, ‘Ay, pangit pala ito sa natural.’
"Yun ang ayaw nilang mangyari during our time."
Gloria relates how organized she is.
"Kapag wala akong magawa, binubuksan ko yung closet ko. Tinitingnan ko. Tinatanggal ko lahat, kasi kapag may hahanapin ako, di ko alam kung nasaan.
"'Tapos, aayusin ko na lang nang maganda, 'Ay, nandito pala yung ganito.'
"Yung mga hindi ko kailangan, tatanggalin ko na lahat. Ido-donate or I give it to my maids or friends na may gusto."
CLOTHES. Gloria says she didn't have to buy too many during her Sampaguita days because the movie outfit took charge of her wardrobe.
Neither does she buy too many clothes today.
"Gusto mong bumili ng sarili mong damit, hindi mo alam kung magagamit.
"Hindi mo alam kung tama yung kulay na binili mo kasi very ano sila ngayon, masyado silang conscious sa ganyan.
"Naka-blue ka. Hindi puwedeng naka-blue lahat kasi pangit tingnan.
"So ang lagi na lang nilang ginagawa ngayon, like now I need a duster. If they don’t like my duster, they can give me another one.
“Mas mabuti pa yung huwag ka na masyado bumili kasi you don’t know what they want."
FAVE ACCESSORY. She also reveals that her greatest obsession is sunglasses.
"Kung anong kulay ng salamin ko, yun ang kulay ng sapatos ko. I really love glasses.
"Ngayon, kakaunti na lang. Siguro mga 20. Before I had all colors."
The greatest revelation about Gloria’s vanity?
"For the past 65 years I’ve been working, isa lang ang make-up ko, isa lang ang foundation, isang brand lang. I never changed.”
She asks her make-up artist to show the kind of foundation she goes for, and she's been using it throughout her 65 years in showbiz.
Can you guess what brand it is?
Turns out Gloria only uses Max Factor make-up!
"Hindi na nila ginagamit ito, pero ako I’ve been using. I have a friend in the States who sends me."