After co-producing the P20-million independent film Angels and buying a P16-million house in Quezon City, Angel Locsin is not yet done investing her hard-earned money. She is planning to put up her very own sportswear brand.
"It's like a boutique, like Nike, pero much cheaper," she said excitedly about her new endeavor.
The Asian Treasures star is leaving on July 6 for the Angels promotional tour in the United States. She heads off to London on July 15 to start a short course in fashion design at St. Martin's School of Arts—where Chirstian Dior creative director John Galliano studied his craft.
"Kailangan ko rin lagyan ng laman ang utak ko. Para sa akin po 'yon, e... Ako, hindi ko naman tina-target maging Rajo Laurel or Randy Ortiz kasi hindi ko naman kaya ‘yon. Iba sila, e. Ang sa akin lang, para lang may alam ako sa ginagawa ko," explained Angel.
She mused, "Ako lang mag-isa at titira ako sa kumbento! Akala nyo masarap ang buhay ko doon, hindi, 'no! First time! Mahal sa London, so magtitipid ako. Ako maglalaba ng damit ko at lahat!"
Angel has yet to reveal details about her new project, but says that she has three other non-showbiz male business partners.
"Nag-meet kami sa eroplano... Hindi niya ako kilala. May nagpapa-picture sa akin. Lumapit siya, ‘Excuse me. I'm just curious kasi ang daming nagpapa-picture sa 'yo, sino ka ba?' Nagkuwentuhan kami. Siyempre hindi naman siya nanonood ng TV. Naiiintindihan ko kung bakit hindi niya ako kilala.
"Tapos nagkita kami ulit, tapos napag-uusapan na namin ‘yong mga plano sa buhay. Businessman [pala siya]. ‘Bakit hindi tayo magbuo ng [business]?' Meeting meeting kami. Matagal na ‘tong plano, last year pa," narrated Angel.
Angel has one practical answer as to why she is investing millions in this business: "Para lang din may fallback ako, just in case."