Bianca Manalo: Hindi ako ang typical beauty queen

Beauty-queen-turned-actress Bianca Manalo says she's not the prim-and-proper type.

BY BERNIE FRANCO

FRESH SCOOPS

10/1/2010 8:20 AM
Bianca Manalo: Hindi ako ang typical beauty queen


Bianca Manalo said that she was proud when fellow beauty queen Maria Venus Raj finished fourth runner-up in the Miss Universe 2010 pageant last August. Though she failed to be a finalist in the Miss Universe Pageant last year, Bianca said that she has no hard feelings about it. "Kasi feeling ko, I had my year and this time it'rsquo;s my year so wala akong regret," explained the beauty queen who entered showbiz this year. "Kung hindi man ako nag-succeed sa field, heto na ako ngayon eh, bakit ko pa 'lsquo;yun iisipin, ba'rsquo;t pa ako maglu-look back? Hindi na."

Currently part of the teleserye Magkaribal and the Sunday afternoon show Your Song Presents: Beautiful Girl, Bianca feels blessed with all the projects coming her way.'nbsp; "Ang mga beauty queens lagi 'lsquo;yan nasasabihan ng kontrabida, glam, sosyal. 'lsquo;Yan ang mga roles niya. Saan ka nakakita ng beauty queen ang role niya taga-palengke, Divisioria girl tapos ganito ang bunganga, hindi nga bibig, eh bunganga." Viewers and critics have been complimenting Bianca for the said role, which Bianca said is very much like who she is in real life. The beauty-queen-turned-actress said that another acting project is underway.

The aspiring actress also had a successful stint as a guest judge on Showtime some months ago, earning the admiration of resident judge Vice Ganda for being a trooper. The 23-year-old actress did a funny dance and did cartwheels, unlikely of beauty queens. "Nag-tumbling ako sa Showtime kaya lalo akong minahal. Nagpalit akong flats, pinlano ko 'lsquo;yung araw na 'lsquo;yon, naloka si Vice," she shared. "Hindi ako natatakot na ma-distort 'lsquo;yung face ko o pangit ko nang tingnan, okay lang basta nag-enjoy ako [at] nag-enjoy sila."

Bianca explained that she is not bothered that some people do not appreciate all the things that she does. "At least may recall, hindi ako 'lsquo;yung typical beauty queen na prim and proper, very stiff. Gusto ko kung paano ako kumilos, may recall pero gusto ko 'lsquo;pag tumindig ako, 'lsquo;Ay, beauty queen 'lsquo;yan. 'lsquo;Yun ang gusto ko. Para hindi lang iisa lang 'lsquo;yung impression sa amin na 'lsquo;yan lang 'lsquo;yan."