Sa panayam sa kanya ng movie and TV writer na si G3 San Diego sa #LivewithG3 kagabi, February 22, ibinato kay Catriona ang katanungang ipinadala ng veteran TV host na si Boy Abunda.
“Tito Boy wants to know who you are when no one is watching and who you are when Sam is watching?” sabi ni G3.
Mukha namang kinilig si Catriona sa mga katanungan dahil ngumiti pa ito at tumawa.
Sagot niya, “A, who I am when no one is watching? I am very quiet. I am very introspective.
“And I allow myself to just almost be like childlike because, obviously, like being in the limelight, and being in the public eye, I always have this feeling, like, I have to hold myself to a certain standard.
“With the different facets of my job, I need to offer different things and, usually, it’s being extroverted, usually it’s being bubbly or high energy.”
Dagdag pa ni Catriona, kapag nag-iisa lang siya ay marami siyang mga bagay na iniisip at malalim siya kung mag-isip.
Saad niya, “I just feel like a simple person.
"When I am by myself, I cannot take myself too seriously because I’m a person.
"I am quiet, I am introspective, I am a deep thinker. I think deep about a lot of things."
Pagdating naman sa nobyong si Sam, napahalakhak na sabi ni Catriona, “I am very lambing.”
Dagdag pa niya, “I am that type of person in a relationship. But I am also very considerate and I am very mindful as a partner.
“That’s just the kind of person that I am. I am considerate of his feelings and I am a very active service type of person.”
Natutunan daw ito ni Catriona sa kanyang mga magulang.
Ano naman si Sam?
Tugon ni Catriona, “Service din. Service, and time, and gifts.
“Actually, hindi ako masyadong relate sa gifts because out of all the love languages, that’s the one that I don’t have.
"So he’s really into gifts and I just... I am one of those people that doesn’t know how to accept gifts well. I feel hiya.
“But he’s very, very sweet. But, yeah, he’s really acts of service and time so we are able to relate to each other very well.”
Ano naman ang mga hinahanap na katangian ni Catriona sa magiging future husband niya?
“Oh, that’s a tall order!" panimula niyang sagot sabay tawa.
Dagdag ng beauty queen, "I would say, I’m looking for someone who has great respect for their parents and is, like, very family-oriented because me being close to my family and my parents, that’s very important to me.
“Two would be God-fearing because that’s my belief system.
"Three, someone who supports me and my dreams. Who doesn’t hold me back or hold me down or trying to put limits on me because I can’t thrive with someone like that.”
Dagdag pa niya, “Like, I need the support because I am creative, and when I have a vision or when I have something I want to go after.
“Like, I go after, I need someone who can understand that and can support me through that.”
May 22, 2020, isang araw bago ang 36th birthday ni Sam, inamin ng singer-actor sa isang online show na “very special” sa kanya ang ikaapat na Miss Univere titleholder ng bansa.
Kinabukasan, May 23, sa mismong araw ng kaarawan ni Sam, kinumpirma nitong magkarelasyon na nga sila ni Catriona.