Days after being declared FHM Philippines’ Sexiest Woman, Sam Pinto says she still can’t believe that she topped the list of the country’s sexiest women.
"Until now, unbelievable pa rin!" says the 21-year-old model turned actress in an exclusive interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal).
Sam sat with PEP while waiting for her turn to act in front of the cameras on the set of the GMA Films teen movie Tween Academy: Class of 2012, inside Tim Yap’s posh watering hole, Republiq, at the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City, yesterday, July 19.
"Pero sobrang saya, kasi after that, super busy, as in super busy. I’ve been working every single day," enthuses Sam.
In fact, Sam says one of the many things she’s busy with right now is a big endorsement.
"Bago siya... and yeah, it’s big. It’s a big endorsement," she excitedly tells PEP, but keeps the name of the product she’s endorsing a secret for now.
What she’s open to disclose though is the schedule of her first shooting day for her new movie with Andres de Saya star Cesar Montano.
"May title na siya, as of now it’s called Hitman. Tapos we’re gonna start shooting next month. August 8. So, it’s gonna be super exciting."
Sam also shares she has Angelina Jolie as peg for her role in the movie.
"Very action star..." says Sam, beaming. "Mala-ano... The Tourist. Parang very glamorous but can kick ass, gano’n."
Sam says she’s been doing boxing as part of her training and will soon do firing as part of her preparations for the role.
"Kailangan yun, e. Para mas mukhang natural, di ba?"
FRIENDLY DATE WITH ALDEN. Recently, Sam was the subject of a question thrown at young newcomer Alden Richards.
The 18-year-old Kapuso talent, who’s now being dubbed as the "Pambansang Dimple," openly admitted on national TV (CLICK HERE to read related article) his crush on Sam and his intention to take the number one sexiest out on a date.
PEP asked for Sam’s reaction.
"It’s super flattering. Pati mga bagets, nagkaka-crush sa akin. It’s really cute, really cute," reacts Sam.
But does Alden have a chance for a date with Sam? Is it a yes or a no?
"Of course. It’s a friendly date, so why not? That’s a yes!" Sam smiles.
Sam also relates the time when Alden was forced to face a TV crew for an interview with her.
"Ini-interview ako nung time na yun, tapos hinila namin siya. E, wala pang makeup, naka-T-shirt din siya. So, hiyang-hiya siya, namumula, sobra. Ang cute!"
As for the possibility of Alden going further beyond a friendly date with Sam, the former Kapamilya reality show star, who now plays a sexy teacher in Tween Academy, says there’s no chance for her to fall for a younger guy.
"Me, I prefer older men lang. Pero... I don’t know. Ever since, I never had a boyfriend than me."
And for now, Sam says she has no intention to enter into a relationship, what with all the things going on in her career.
"Masaya nga ako being single, e. At least I can do whatever I want.
"If you’re with someone, you have to make paalam... I’m sure magtatampo yun sa akin, if I have one now.
"Wala talaga akong time. I see my mom for five minutes, every day. That’s it. I just say, ’Bye!’ ’Hi!’ and ’Bye!’ So, paano pa kaya ang boyfriend ko?"