Iza Calzado on blissful living: "Because I'm at peace."

by Jocelyn Valle
May 3, 2017
Iza Calzado graces the cover of YES! magazine's May 2017 issue.

This May, Iza Calzado welcomes YES! inside her modern eclectic condo in Makati City, where the beautiful movie and TV star tells us why she’s at her happiest yet.

“I’m blissful now because I’m at peace,” says the star of the upcoming movie, Bliss. “It’s not that I don’t have problems, but I’m siguro more sure of myself...

“Also, blissful because everything’s kind of balanced at the moment—work, life...I mean, personal and public life. I have a very blissful relationship.

"Wow! It’s not perfect but it’s...I guess it’s well balanced.”

Iza also mentions winning her first international award, the Yukushi Pearl Award that she received last March at the Osaka Asian Film Festival (OAFF) in the city of Osaka, Japan, in which Bliss was screened at the main competition.

According to the OAFF website, the Yukushi Pearl Award was given to “the most brilliant performer among all participating films’ cast members.”

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The award-winning actress is likewise thankful for being part of the hit primetime drama series, A Love to Last, starring Bea Alonzo and Ian Veneracion.

Ditto for her older brother Dash becoming a father to a baby girl, a fact that somehow eases the sorrow of being complete orphans. Their mother Mary Ann Ussher died in 2001 and their father Lito Calzado, in 2011.

“Yes, my parents are not here, but, you know, it’s a happy life, and I cannot complain,” she beams.

“The only thing that I can complain about is I’m having a harder time losing weight,” she adds, shaking her head.

“That’s not blissful. Ayun lang. But other than that, I’m happy—very happy.”

Read about the long road that Iza has taken to happiness and how she coped with the loss of her parents; found true and lasting love in tech entrepreneur Ben Wintle, switched channels, from GMA-7 to ABS-CBN, bagged the role of a lifetime in Bliss, and ended up selling her old house in Quezon City to acquire her new digs in Makati.

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The YES! May 2017 issue also features today’s trending TV stars: Barbie Forteza, Ken Chan, Jak Roberto, Ivan Dorschner of the primetime rom-com series, Meant To Be; Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber of PBB Lucky Season 7; Xymon “Onyok” Pineda of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, and Baeby Baste of Eat Bulaga!

Additionally, there are the newest faces of Encantadia, such as Mikee Quintos, Kate Valdez, Inah de Belen, Arra San Agustin, Klea Pineda, and Phytos Ramirez.

We also put the spotlight on Frankie Pangilinan, the smart and talented daughter of Megastar Sharon Cuneta and Senator Kiko Pangilinan for the YES! Celebrity Kid Series.

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Iza Calzado graces the cover of YES! magazine's May 2017 issue.
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