A day after she stood out at the annual FHM 100 Sexiest bash held at the World Trade Center, first-timer Beauty Gonzalez said she still can't wrap her head around the idea that she finally joined the ranks the sexiest women in the country.
"Yeah it is my first revealing na nakikita ng mga tao. Swerte lang kasi I had a nice outfit tapos parang chumamba 'yung outfit, chumamba rin 'yung make up ko, 'yung katawan ko. I had a good night," she said in an exclusive interview on the set of her afternoon soap Moon of Desire.
According to the Dumaguete-bred beauty, the road to her transformation didn't come very easy. However she emphasized that it really was discipline and motivation that got her to where she was today, topped off by her very supportive boyfriend.
"I did running, crossfit, swimming, long process talaga kasi ano ako eh tamad," she admitted, adding that, "Buti na lang talaga andiyan ang boyfriend ko kasi psychologist ko na siya, pushing pa siya. 'Yung ganon. Kasi ‘di ba sometimes when you feel so tired and hindi mo na kaya, buti na lang he's there to push you."
Her decision to hit the FHM runway was something that was supported by her boyfriend, who even watched her that night, as well as her family. She revealed that it was her mother who actually pushed her to give it a go even if they are a little bit on the conservative side.
"Sabi naman niya 'Yeah it's time for you to show the people na nagbago ka and something's new with you. I think it's the right time also because you're already 23-years-old. Ano ba ang gusto mo kapag matanada ka na [lalabas ng ganyan? Uy mahiya-hiya ka naman.' So lalong pumayag ako kasi okay ang Mom ko, okay rin ang kapatid ko, tsaka 'yung boyfriend ko he was very supportive," she explained.
Even if she got a green light from her loved ones, Beauty explained that the motivation to really look her best during that night's show ultimately came from herself because "Siyempre ayaw ko naman na mapahiya ako. Siyempre gusto ko naman makita ng mga tao, 'Ay okay maganda siyang tignan.' Hindi 'yung kapag naglalakad siya sasabihin nila mukha siyang baril. Ayoko ng ganon, gusto ko naman na maganda ang comments ng mga tao."
Is it something that she sees herself doing again next year? "Yeah hopefully, hopefully. Sana next year andun ulit. Actually hindi ko ine-expect na kasali ako sa FHM. Hindi nag-cross sa mind ko 'yun," she stated.
Beauty added that the fact that she became part of the famous list was the only time that she actually appreciated her very own "sexiness."
"Kasi cowboy ako eh, like I don't usually wear this kind of clothes [pointing to her tube top outfit] kapag lumalabas. Like t-shirt lang and shorts, pants. Hindi ako masyadong maarte na tao eh. So nakapansin sila na there's something sexy about me, nakakaiiyak."
"Di ba sa PBB [Pinoy Big Brother] ang tingin nila sa akin mataba. So kapag sinabi nila na Beauty Gonzalez [ang unang naiisip] 'Ay 'yung mataba' 'yun din ang point ko kaya gusto ko rin makita nila na 'Hey payat na ako, excuse me!'" She proudly blurted out.