Sunshine Cruz says the offer for her to do a sexy photo shoot came at the right time; adds that she just wants to inspire women to take good care of themselves.
Sunshine Cruz claimed that she did not pose for a sexy men’s magazine cover to spite her husband Cesar Montano who allegedly had an affair with young starlet Krista Miller. Although the 35-year-old was relatively modestly-clad in a classic one-piece swimsuit, the cover still led a lot of people to think that she’s out to prove something. “Oo nga marami nagsasabi na,
‘Why will you do that?’ Sabi ko naman, ‘Eh wala ngang pusod na nakita eh
But before accepting the project, Sunshine made sure that the concept for her pictorial wouldn’t go beyond her limitations. She added that it’s all about perfect timing. “Si Tito Alfie (Lorenzo, her manager) ang may kagagawan niyan. He texted me saying there’s an offer for me to pose for FHM kasi ako yung first cover nila. After 13 years they got me again. Pero ang FHM hindi ‘yan nagsasawa, laging may offers. Pero ako sa totoo lang noon, imposible yun. Why will I do that? Wala nang [reason] ‘di ba? Pero dumating yung tamang time and Tito Alfie told me, ‘Maganda ‘yan for you.’ Sabi ko naman kay Tito Alfie, as long as payag sila sa limitations ko, walang problema sa akin. Nagkaroon kami ng pre-prod meeting. Sinabi ko, hindi naman ako mahirap kausap. Kung talagang carry ko, gagawin ko, pero kung talgang ’di ko kaya, hindi ko kaya.”
Nevertheless, it was still a bold move for Sunshine who previously turned her back on her showbiz career to concentrate on her family life. With that, she shared some advice for fellow women about the importance of taking care of oneself. “I just want na yung mga kababaihan, lalo na yung may anak na, na malaman nila na hindi ibig sabihin na mayroon ka ng mga anak pwede ka na magpabaya sa sarili mo. It means na ako, tatlo na ang mga anak ko kaya ko pa rin alagaan sarili ko, what more yung dalawa lang. Actually kahit apat pa ‘yan, kung si Ina Raymundo ang sexy kahit lima anak. So hindi rason ang pagkakaroon ng anak para magpabaya sa sarili. Alagaan natin ang sarili.”