Anne Curtis is celebrating her 10th year in show business and her 10th year with Viva as well. From the time na nag-start siya sa pag-aartista at the age of 12 ay masasabing malayo na ang narating niya. Isa siya sa may pinakamagandang mukha sa showbiz and she has blossomed into truly a fine actress.
She started her career with GMA-7 shows like TGIS, Anna Karenina, Ikaw na Sana, Ang Iibigin ay Ikaw, Text, at Idol Ko si Kap, and later transferred to the Kapamilya network. Sa mga teleseryeng Hiram with Kris Aquino, Kampanerang Kuba at Maging Sino Ka Man opposite Sam Milby, nabigyan siya ng break sa Dos. Mula noon ay hindi na nabakante ng trabaho ang young actress.
"I'm really happy and blessed for my ten fruitful years in show business. Napaka-lucky ko, I am surrounded by people who truly believe in my talent at hindi nila ako pinabayaan to explore in this industry. They've been very supportive of me that's why I'm so thankful for that," bungad ni Anne nang makatsikahan ng PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) sa TGI Friday's Tomas Morato para sa ibinigay na solo presscon ng Viva Artists Agency para sa kanya.
Kuwento pa ni Anne, hindi niya makakalimutan na noong nagsisimula pa lang siya sa pag-aartista, maliit lang ang talent fee.
"Wala pa akong car noon kaya sumasabay ako sa service ng Viva. Ang talent fee ko pa lang noon ay P1,500, imagine! Kaya to those who are new in showbiz, you just have to strive hard. Hindi ako nawalan ng pag-asa 'cause I really wanted to be in showbiz," lahad ni Anne.
Ayaw sabihin ni Anne kung magkano na ang kanyang talent fee ngayon. Basta hindi raw P1.5 million.
"Hindi naman ako superstar!" bulalas ng isa sa pinakasikat na young actress sa bansa.
Ngayong panibagong yugto naman ng kanyang career ang kanyang kakaharapin, does it mean more daring and sexy Anne ang aasahan ng kanyang mga tagahanga?
"No! You can have a strong character, but you don't have to show your body. You don't have to exploit your body," paliwanag niya.
Meanwhile, very vocal din si Anne na eventually ay gusto na rin niyang magkaroon ng baby and she's hoping na sana'y ang next boyfriend niya ay yung mapapangasawa na niya.
"Marriage for me is at age 25-26, but kung may darating ngayon, sana siya na. I'd like to be a young mom and have a family," sabi pa ng 22-year-old actress.
One thing na gustong mangyari pa ni Anne in the years to come ay ang makapag-aral.
"I'd like also to study in Australia and take up early [child] education. Gusto kong maging pre-school teacher, mahaba ang patience ko because I love children," sabi niya.
Samantala, nais naming ibahagi sa inyo ang tulang binuo ni Anne kaugnay ng unang dekada niya sa showbiz:
"Ten years have passed
What a journey it has been
I grew up in a business that brought me happiness from deep within
Lessons I have learned
Trials I have overcome
And each year I look back to the things I have done...
"From being a sweet girl with such a high-pitched voice
And learning Tagalog, which was my very own choice
"To being a young gun who was out to have some fun
Learning from each mistake and then realizing some growing up had to be done.
"I started to dress up and have my own sense of fashion
But the biggest part of my life was when acting became my passion
I learned that work is not just all play
May it be acting, modeling, hosting or v-jaying
It's all an education in its own unique way
I shall never take it for granted and strive hard always to do my best
And never forget to thank the Lord for it is because of Him I have been so blessed.
"I lift my whole life and career to My Father from up above
And give Him all thanks and praise for the glory He has done.
"I'm so excited for what the years ahead have in store
I hope that wherever my path of life leads me
I'll have you, my friends, fans and family to support and be with me forever more.
"You all have been so supportive in every season of my life
Good times and bad times
You never lost the faith.
"So with all sincerity and from the bottom of my heart
THANK YOU...Cheers to 10 years that I would not have done in any other way and to the future whose mystery excites me in each and every day!
"Thank you again for all the memories, more to come!!
I love you all and God bless you and your families."