Model Brent Javier ready to face intrigues now that he is in showbiz

"I'm super prepared. When Iwas modeling already, I did gain a certain amount of notoriety and its' nothingnew. I mean, everything has been thrown out of me from all of that—even more. Yeah,there's a lot of intrigues too in modeling ever since, so it was like, it's notnew," says model turned actor Brent Javier.



Pinasok na rin ng top male model na si Brent Javier angpag-aartista. Ipakikilala siya sa latest movie ng Regal Entertainment andStudiomax's Loving You. Mapapanood ang special TV premiere on Sunday, August17, right before SOP sa GMA-7 atmagkakaroon ng red carpet premiere night that same day sa SM Megamall Cinema 6.

"I think I thought it was about time. I mean, I always hadit on my mind. But I was not ready yet that time. But when they offered me todo a movie, it was possible venue for me to try. It's my time for me to try,"lahad ni Brent sa PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal).

Parehong Pinoy at taga-Quezon Province, ang mga magulang niBrent na nag-migrate sa Canada.


"I used to come here a lot when I was five years old. Every two years, I go back here. At theage of 11, I thought I was gonna play basketball here. So, I came back four years after. I triedand play basketball. Hindi nag-workout kasi may injuries ako. I broke my wrist,I broke my ankles, so I didn't recover fully.

"Back home in Canada, I used to play basketball. Then, whenI was in a mall, I was approached by an agent to try out for commercialmodeling. That was I think 2000. Hindisiya planned. I came here on vacation," kuwento ng model turned actor.

Hindi na nakatanggi si Brent na magsalita about his girlfriend na isang model at nagtatrabaho raw ngayon sa isang network (not ABS-CBN or GMA-7). One year and a half na raw sila.

"I'm not supposed to talk about her. My manager will get madat me," pag-iwas niya.

Nasa Quezon Province ang kanyang mga magulang atnagbabakasyon kasama ang nag-iisa niyang kapatid na babae. Dalawa lang silangmagkapatid ng younger sister niya.

Manonood ba ang family niya sa premiere night ng first movieniya?

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"My parents, they will; but my sister, hindi. Her flight isbefore the premiere night."

How far will he go kung magpapa-sexy siya sa pelikula?

"I'll cross the bridge when I get there. But for now, Ithink with Mother Lily [Monteverde] and Miss Roselle [Monteverde-Teo] alongwith my manager, yeah, I'm a Regal baby. I'm not sure how many movies but Ihave a contract with them for two years.

"Before pa, there's a lot of offers. My first offer was sortof me going sexy, so I didn't accept. I was not really into it," sabi ni Brent.

Hindi ba't ginagawa rin naman niya sa modeling angmagpa-sexy, gaya na lamang nung Bench Blackout kung saan rumampa siya nanaka-brief lang?

"It's different. I don't know how to explain it but it'sdifferent. It's not the same," sabi niya.

Nag-undergo na ba siya ng acting workshop?

"There's one right now for ABS-CBN. ABS [talent] ako. I'mpart of the show of Judy Ann [Santos] and Derek [Ramsay], yung Nurserye. Theychanged my role. Before I was on OB doctor, now I'm a psychiatrist."

Hirap pa rin daw si Brent sa pagsasalita ng Tagalog.

"I practice. I speak Tagalog in that soap. Pero hindi ko pa kaya ngayon diretsong salita. Hindi ko pa kayang i-express angsarili ko well," aniya.

Aware ba siya na mahihirapan siya na umusad ang kanyangshowbiz career dahil sa kanyang language barrier?

"Yeah, I know it. But I'm really trying."

Itinigil na ba niya ang kanyang career sa modeling?

"I'm semi-retired," sagot niya. "I don't go to castingsanymore so much. But I'm still getting called; like even sometimes if I don't goto casting, they still hire me. So if I'm already hired, then I don't haveanything, I'll do it."

Handang-handa na rin daw si Brent sa haharapin niyang mgaintriga sa showbiz.

"I'm superprepared. When Iwas modeling already, I did gain a certain amount of notoriety and its' nothingnew. I mean, everything has been thrown out of me from all of that—even more. Yeah,there's a lot of intrigues too in modeling ever since, so it was like, it's notnew."

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May nag-attempt na ba na lumapit sa kanya at magbigay ngindecent proposal?

"No, but if I have some proposals... it sort of catches you. ‘Didyou really say that to me?' I'm self-sufficient. I don't need help. But if Ineed help, I would ask my parents, I would not ask someone I don't know," saadni Brent.


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