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Tom Rodriguez shares his thoughts on love and his showbiz career

Tom Rodriguez explains why it's hard to be in a relationship while starting a showbiz career.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

4/23/2011 3:30 PM
Tom Rodriguez shares his thoughts on love and his showbiz career


042411-tom_main.jpgTom Rodriguez confessed to Push.com.ph that he’s the kind of guy who doesn’t really go for good looks when looking for a potential girlfriend. “Hindi malabo yun kasi nangyari na yun na you can make up for a lot of things. Like physical is only there to attract you at first sight. Hindi naman yun nagre-retain talaga kasi after a while nakakasawa naman ang looks. May other factors na nagpapatagal ng isang relationship. In fact, some of the girls I’ve dated, they might not find themselves beautiful, but I think they’re beautiful. As they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder naman,” he began.

But when asked if he’s seeing someone special at the moment, the dashing actor claimed that he decided to set aside his love life in favor of his showbiz career. “There are a lot of celebrity couples whose relationship works, but not this early in their career. I’m still trying to prove something, I’m still trying to make a mark in the industry. So ‘pag ipinagsabay mo yung dalawa, pagod dito tsaka relationship takes a lot of work din. I don’t want to sound a little bit selfish, pero paano na yung time mo para sa sarili mo? Kasi ‘di ba binubuhos mo lahat sa trabaho at sa mahal mo, so wala na matitira sa ’yo.”

Although he’s been getting a lot of positive feedback for his acting stints, Tom stressed that he has a long way to go before he could achieve his goal to become the next John Lloyd Cruz or Piolo Pascual. “I want to be one of the top leading men in showbiz. Kasi ngayong pinasok ko itong trabaho na ito, of course I would like to aim high. Kung ‘di ko man maabot yun, ok lang at least I gave it my best. At kung sakali mang maabot ko yun, that would feel so good kasi tayong mga tao yun ang habol natin i-secure ang pamilya, maging masaya tayo and at the same time magkaroon ng fulfillment dahil may goals tayong na-meet. So hopefully mag-stay ako ng matagal bilang artista at maabot ko yung goals na na-set ko para sa sarili ko.

Tom is also realistic enough to know that it would take time and a lot of effort for him to achieve his dreams. “Imposibleng matupad ko yun this year kasi sobrang baguhan ko pang actor. Kung ano man yung sinasabi ng mga tao na may leading man potential ako, alam ko sa sarili ko yung kaya ko at hindi. At ngayong nag-uumpisa pa lang ako, hindi pa ako ganon kagaling. Just like nung nag-start ako magpinta, admittedly, kinailangan ko aralin lahat ng techniques lahat ng tools para i-ehance ko sarili ko as an artist. Learning takes time. imposible mangyari overnight. So I have my work cut out for me.”