Miriam Quiambao enjoys being Eugene Domingo's "punching bag" in Kimmy Dora

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Former Miss Universe contender Miriam Quiambao doesn't mind her unglamorous role in Kimmy Dora: "As an actor, dapat wala kang attachment sa mga image-image."


From being a beauty queen, to being a news and public affairs host, Miriam Quiamboa has decided to venture more seriously in another field—this time, acting. And so far, aminado si Miriam na nag-e-enjoy siya sa ginagawa niyang pag-arte.

Nakausap namin siya sa shooting ng pelikulang Kimmy Dora kunsaan secretary siya ni Kimmy Go Dong Hae na ginagampanan naman ni Eugene Domingo.

"Masuwerte ako kasi palagi akong napupunta sa magagaling na actors, yung director namin, si Direk Joyce Bernal, magaling and it's fun. Kasi, iba siya from the serious role na ginagampanan ko sa news and public affairs before. So I thought, since I started acting, I might as well try something new. So pumayag ako, nag-comedy ako para maiba."

Kuwento pa niya, "Ang role ko rito, executive secretary ako rito ni Kimmy, pero, palagi niya akong binubugbog kaya palagi akong may black eye. CEO siya na conglomerate ng company. E, yung twin niya, medyo walang alam. So, sa kanya talaga nakasalalay ang buong company. At ako, bilang executive secretary niya, sa akin niya inilalabas ang lahat ng stress! Kapag workout namin, medyo boxing, so, ako ang nabo-boxing niya."

DEGLAMORIZED FOR FUN. Bakit niya tinanggap kahit alam niyang mabubugbog lang siya?

"E kasi, gusto kong i-prove na kaya ko rin. Na puwede akong pang-comedy at puwede akong pang-serious. Fun lang din na puwedeng maiba. At nae-enjoy ko siya, kasi nakikita ko rin ang process na pino-produce nila. Tapos, fun silang lahat."

Hindi kaya para maipakita naman niya ang side niya na deglamorized naman kaya niya ito tinanggap?

"Hindi naman... para maiba lang din. E, di ba, si Sharon Cuneta, Megastar siya, pero, ginawa niya yung scene sa dumpsite na na-deglamorized din siya, pero, nailabas niya lalo ang acting niya ru'n. So, ganoon din. As an actor kasi, dapat wala kang attachment sa mga image-image, e."

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Seryoso na talaga siyang maging aktres?

"Oo! Last year ko pa sinabi. Umalis ako sa news and public affairs para ma-explore ko naman yung other avenues sa industriyang ito na may other possibilities din for me but I'm still open for those things."

VIEW ON MARIBEL LOPEZ INCIDENT. Being a beauty queen and a former Binibining Pilipinas winner, naging aware ba siya sa nangyari kay Maria Isabel Lopez sa nakaraang Binibining Pilipinas kunsaan hindi raw ito pinayagang makapasok sa event kahit na former title holder siya dahil sa pagiging bold star noon? Ano ba ang thoughts niya about this?

"Ano ba... kasi, wala ako noon. I wasn't available at that time, although I heard that nga. Pero ako kasi, I always believe in unity. As a leader, one should be, always find ways to make people come together in peace and harmony.

"I mean, if it's Mrs. Araneta would take it to her heart not to accept former Miss Universe candidates na kasama rin ng Binibining family, di ba, and although si Ms. Maria Isabel Lopez, sabihin na nating in her past, in her youth, ganyan ang nagawa niya, maybe, it's just a need at that time.

"Pero kung ang Diyos nga, nakakapag-forgive, ano ba naman tayo? So, kung si Hesus nga, tinatanggap ang mga lepers, tax collectors, sino ba naman tayo kumpara sa kanya?"

So, would she say na si Ms. Stella Marquez-Araneta ang dapat mag-initiate ng move?

"Hindi naman siguro mag-initiate, but to be more gracious and loving and more forgiving," sey niya.

"THE BUSINESS IS REALLY ABOUT IMAGING." On her part, may pressure pa rin ba, being a past Binibining Pilipinas-Miss Universe, to maintain a certain image?

"Hindi sa pressure, pero siyempre, the business is really about imaging. But it also boils down to who you are if you are willing to let go and let your image be more daring. It depends talaga on where you wanna go.

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"But in my case, I started a more credible image and I'd like to keep the respect, which is more important to me."

Will she also pose sa mga men's magazines as cover?

"E, di ba, nag-pose nga ako for Playboy? Pero, ano ko ru'n, clothed ako ru'n and the way it was done, it was in good taste. Pero being more daring, naku, hindi ko naiisip 'yan. Parang gusto namin ni Tita Annabelle [Rama, her manager] mas wholesome.

"Pero siyempre, depende pa rin sa role, sa story. It really depends. Siguro masasabi ko when the times comes na may ganoon."

SCAMMED BY FRIEND. Right now, aside from showbiz, ang pagiging real estate broker daw ang pinagkakaabalahan niya.

"I am now a licensed broker. And at the same time, I am starting to create an eco-friendly business. Actually, I've been an investor since 2003 sa real estate. And in 2006, when I went back here, nag-invest ako ulit through this friend.

"Kaya lang, yung inaakala kong friend namin, niloloko pala kaming lahat, so na-scam kami. Kinasuhan namin siya, tapos, prinisent ko ang sarili ko na investor ako sa property na ito at pagkatapos, I gathered all my co-investors and at the end, pinagbigyan naman kami ng bangko at kinasuhan namin ang girl na manloloko. Ni-report ko pa nga siya sa Imbestigador."

Still in process pa rin daw ang kasong yun, although may na-recover na rin daw siya kahit paano. Pero ayon kay Miriam, life savings daw niya ang in-invest niya rito.

"Basta hindi ko na sasabihin kung magkano, but it's a life saving. Alam mo yung feeling na pinagtrabahuhan, it's all your blood and sweat. Hindi mo nakita ang pamilya mo para lang kitain ang perang yun, tapos, mawawala na ganun-ganun lang.

"There was one time talaga that I was crawling into bed. Gusto ko na lang mag-curl sa ilalim ng kumot and then matulog. Hindi ko na alam ang gagawin ko. Pero sa awa naman ng Diyos, nabigyan ako ng lakas. So, yun, ipinaglalaban namin.

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"Actually, early 2008 kami nag-file sa NBI, pero hanggang ngayon, wala pang result."

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