'Nasaan Ka Elisa?' star Melissa Ricks says she is happier and wiser now after her breakup with Jake Cuenca.
Currently starring in the local adaptation of the Chilean drama Nasaan Ka Elisa?
, Melissa Ricks admitted she is enjoying her single status after a tumultuous breakup earlier this year with Jake Cuena. Although the former couple have yet to become friendly with each other again, Melissa said she has decided to move forward from the whole experience.
“The best thing about being single is you get to find yourself, you get to grow. Kasi ako
I think siguro
it would be wiser when I made a choice when I was a little bit older, pero
now, based on experience, you learn from everything na pinagdadaanan mo
and it makes you a better person. It makes you a stronger person. Now being single I’m smarter, I’m wiser and I’m having more fun,” she admitted.
The 21-year old also said she is not in any rush to get into another relationship anytime soon but she chooses to keep a positive outlook when it comes to love. “Hindi ko naman masasabi kung kelan ako magkakaroon ng
love life pero darating din yan
and I believe that that person is out there somewhere and kung nandiyan nga siya,
I’m willing to wait kung gaano katagal man, kung bukas man
, okay. Kung
in ten years, okay. Basta alam ko darating yung taong para sa akin
,” she admitted.
The pretty mestiza said that her qualifications for an ideal man have not changed despite what happened to her last relationship. “Ako naman wala naman akong masasabing yung tipong
guy na hinahanap. Siguro basta
he has to be nice, he has to be caring and mahal niya ako. yun naman ang importante.
He just has to be himself and siguro kung sinong matiyaga, yun ang magse
-stay longer,” she explained.
When she has free time, Melissa said she would just usually spend it with family or her close friends in showbiz. “Actually kami ng mga
friends ko, nag-le-
laser tag kami
and may bagong
discovery kami, ang mga
board games. Games like Taboo and Guesstures, mga
simple games lang na sobrang natutuwa kami sa mga simpleng bagay na ganun. Kasama ko yung
ChiuRiGoGoBasSchu. Marami kami, pati mga
non-showbiz friends, meron din kaming
friends na mga
stylists from ABS-CBN, iba-iba naman
,” she said.
Melissa also admitted that she would rather focus her energy on her work for now since Nasaan Ka Elisa?
is her first solo primetime series. “Yung puso ko nasa
show namin. Dahil yung
show talaga namin
is one of the hardest and one of the most challenging projects na binigay sa akin
and I’m happy na ipinagkatiwala sa akin ng
ABS-CBN ang Nasaan Ka Elisa
?” she said.
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