Model Brent Javier turns actor with wholesome image

"They're trying topackage me wholesome as an actor. So don't expect me to don swimwear anytimesoon or be as daring as my pictorial," explains Brent Javier.


Matagal nang kilala samodeling world, not just in the Philippines but also in Asian countries, angpure Filipino who was born in Quezon but raised in Canada by hisparents—Ronald Brent Javier.

The winner of theMossimo Bikini Summit of 2003 has gone on to represent thecountry in the model-search shows Manhunt and MTV Best Model of TheWorld.

He was discovered while walking in a mall. He has done pictorial spreadsin Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand. He also walked the ramp in China.

This year, Brent triesacting as he is introduced in the upcoming Regal Entertainment and Studio Max'smultiple love story Loving You, directed by Don Cuaresma. Markado agadang papel niya bilang ka-love triangle ng main love team of the movie na sinaJC de Vera at Yasmien Kurdi.

Sa final presscon lang (August 8) forLoving You dumating si Brent, kung kaya't doon lang siyanakilala ng showbiz press.

Brent understands Tagalogbut can't speak it yet, although he's learning na raw. He knows how to speakFrench at sinampulan kami. But again, not much din daw since he can't practiceit here.

Brent turned 25 lastJune 5, oldest of two siblings to Filipino parents. He was born here inCandelaria, Quezon, pero lumaki sila ng kapatid niya sa Canada. Basketball ang hilig niya.

Confident enough siBrent to answer any question thrown at him, the biggest being about hisgender.

"Well, I have agirlfriend of four years and six months if that can help," sabi ni Brent sakuwentuhan niya with PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) sa Starbucks sa ImperialPalace Suites dahil masyado nang magulo sa pinagdarausan ng presscon sapenthouse ng nasabing hotel.

"I expected that kindof news, because I'm a model. At first it annoyed me but not anymore. Especiallynow, I'm joining showbiz. Guys here are either suspected gays or with a gayboyfriend. Just because people think and say I'm gay will not make me gay. Iknow myself."

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Kakaiba ang dating niBrent sa personal at sa mga pictorial niya, so hiningan namin siya ng commentsa isang statement ng isang manunulat who described him as "ang model na hindimukhang artista."

"It's his opinion andI respect him for that. I don't know him personally, so I can't ask him whysuch comment. I don't think it will affect me. There's been too many opinionsabout me and some I take into consideration and the rest, I just respect,"pahayag ni Brent.

Kasama ang isa pangipinakikilala sa Loving You na si Eri Neeman, sa trailer ng movie ay angwholesome VJ na si Eri ang nag-trunks, at balot na balot naman si Brent, narumampa kamakailan sa Bench Blackout.

"Oh, they're trying topackage me wholesome as an actor. So don't expect me to don swimwear anytimesoon or be as daring as my pictorial," paliwanag ni Brent.

Lastly, para sa mgatagahanga niya as a model, tinanong namin si Brent kung ano sa mahigit 50Friendster accounts ang tunay na kanya.

"I never had a Friendsteraccount. It wasn't me. They're all fakes. I have a Facebook but it's closed andprivate only to people I really know," saad niya.

Tinanong namin siya kung saan naman nakuha ng ibang Friendster-account holders angilang litrato niya na halatang private at personal. He doesn't have a clue.


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