Appointed as a National Ambassador Against Hunger, KC Concepcion held a photo exhibit on Nepal with photographer Mark Nicdao with shots taken from their trip to Nepal two years ago. For KC, this was her chance to collaborate with Mark who has also been a close friend to her for over a decade.
“I've been with the United Nations World Food Programme for seven years now and for the first time nagtanong ako sa U.N kung puwede ako magdala ng kaibigan or somebody na alam ko ma-a-appreciate yung experience at meron din siyang makukuha from that experience na hindi lang yung basta nag-enjoy, parang ganun. So who else but a really good friend of mine who has been my official photographer for ten years now. For ten years we've been a tandem, we've done shoots in fashion, for advertising and for the first time we did something for the soul. Mark is one of the Philippines' top photographers and I've seen him grow through the years and he's seen me grow as an artist. Yung friendship namin goes beyond fashion and advertising,” she shared during the exhibit opening held at the SM Megamall Atrium last June 1.
The 30-year-old actress said this is their way of helping raise funds for the country which was recently hit by devastating earthquakes.
“Yung mga pictures ng Nepal, yung mga children and then the mothers. A lot of the shots are mother and child and kids because we went to a school feeding. We decided na we would keep the photos for a personal collection but of course when the earthquake happened, nung tayo nagka-Yolanda yung buong mundo came together to help us and sabi namin this is the best time for the Philippines naman to do something for yung mga bansang pinagdadaanan din yung tulad ng pinagdaanan nating calamities. Tingin ko bilang Pilipino it's our turn to help,” she explained.
In fact even before the exhibit opened, her family has already pledged their support for the exhibit and despite recent news that she and her mom Sharon Cuneta are not on good terms.
“I've asked her. I've actually texted my family. My step dad and my sisters are coming tomorrow. Tapos si papa (Gabby Concepcion) nasa States. Siyempre supportive naman yung mommy ko. You know we're mother and daughter. I will love my mom. My mom is my mom forever so I will love her forever,” she said.
Even though KC hints at a longstanding rift between them, she chooses not to go into detail about the issue.
“As any mother and daughter we're not perfect but I feel na to protect her ayoko na magsalita at palakihin yung issue. And because I love my family I feel na I'm very hopeful na whatever we've been going through for a long time now will be fixed,” she added.
Even with her mother being very vocal about her disapproval of one of KC's sexy pictorials, the Kapamilya actress says the bond between them can never be broken.
“What was broken? Nothing was broken. We're blood. I'd like to keep family affairs private. For me and this is just me, to protect my family and to protect my mom I would rather keep our family affairs private.”
In her last Facebook post Sharon said she won't be posting about conflicts with her daughter from then on.
"I love all my children and though I appreciate all of your comments and your love and concern for me and KC, this is the last I will post about her or us, unless it is a good and positive one or something that will require clearing up. God is good. In His time all will be well.smile emoticon God bless us all! Have a nice day! Lots of love to all of you."