If Sen. Chiz Escudero’s eyes have grown wider, blame it on his girlfriend Heart Evangelista’s eye-popping pictures on the 2014 Tanduay Calendar. For sure, Chiz can’t get his eyes off them.
“How daring am I on the calendar?” Heart repeated Funfare’s question. “For me, they are very daring! One time, I posed wearing a bra but with a cover on top. Every time I would pose sexy, it was always with a cover…until this time. If I wore a bikini, mayroon ding cover. For the cover of Esquire magazine, I wore a sando and a black bikini bottom but I was very much covered.”
It’s Heart’s first time to be a Calendar Girl and also the first time she’s wearing bikinis without cover.
Did she have to ask Chiz’s permission before she decided to do the Tanduay calendar?
“I didn’t ask his permission,” said Heart, “I just told him. He was very happy for me. The offer came at the same time that I did commercials for Cream Silk, Pond’s and two others. All good news. He said, ‘Wow, really, you have another offer!’ He was very happy for me.”
Chiz found the Tanduay pictures very classy and has, in fact, used one of them as his cellphone wallpaper.
“It took some discussion before we started the shoot,” related Heart. “I was comfortable with (photographer) PJ Pascual because I worked with him for Esquire magazine and so with my stylist, Kat Cruz.”
And how many copies did she give Chiz to hang in his sala, toilet, bathroom, library, kitchen, garage and bedroom?
“Hahahahaha,” joked Heart, “as many as he needs.”
Aside from conditioning herself mentally and emotionally for the shoot, Heart said that she did Plana Forma (a combination of yoga, core and Pilates), boxing and a lot of running. “I also did juice cleanse.”
Is the Tanduay Calendar the start of bolder things to come?
“I guess so,” agreed Heart who goes several shades more daring in her next movie, Viva Films’ Trophy Wifewhere she has torrid love scenes with Derek Ramsay. “It’s not something like going all-out for good. I’m not sure if I can do it again. It could be just a once-in-a-blue-moon thing.”
Do you have any special regimen?
“Well, aside from working out regularly I don’t wear a lot of make-up, especially foundation, during the day. I make sure that I’m healthy so I take vitamins. I recently got involved with Life Science, a diet adjusted to your blood type. After a test, your doctor prescribes what kind of vitamins your body needs. I consult my dermatologist although not every day.”
Your body looks perfect. Is there any part that you think needs improvement?
“Well, I’m only 5’2”, so if they can invent something that could make me taller, then that’s it, hahahaha!”
What part of your body is your favorite?
“My face, my facial expression. Sometimes, a nice smile can make up for anything, like when you can’t get into an outfit comfortably.”
What part of a man’s body do you notice first?
“Also his face, his smile, his aura.”
What do you like most about Chiz’s face?
“I love his eyes. They‘re very tricky. They make him look like he’s sad even if he’s not. I really like that. I also like the way he walks with his hands in his pockets. I really like that, too.”
What else in a man turns you on?
“His personality. He must have a unique personality to catch my attention. A beautiful face with a sexy body is a dime a dozen in showbiz. When you have magnetic personality, you beat everybody else.”
And what’s in a man that turns you off?
“Also his personality. I don’t like anybody who is rowdy, ‘yung mayabang. I really don’t like that.”
How’s your love life?
No plans of getting married next year or the year after that?
“If not tomorrow, any day he asks me to. If he does, I won’t mind. But if I have to plan, maybe in two years time.”
Busy as you are, do you still have a nightlife?
“Uhm it depends. If I can squeeze it into my schedule, why not? Compared to how I was in my younger days, not so much now. Only once in a while.”
How much sleep do you get per night?
“Sometimes, five hours. Last night, three hours. I try to get eight hours per night.”
“I like the satin button-down polo and pants, especially the one with pink stripes. That’s my favorite.”
Do you snore?
“No, I don’t but I hope not. You have to ask my dog.”
Do you talk in your sleep?
“Yes, I do! Especially when I’m very tired.”
Do you sleepwalk?
“Yes, especially when I’m very tired.”
How many pillows do you sleep with?
The last thing that you do before you go to sleep?
The first thing that you do as soon as you wake up?
“I stretch and give thanks that I’m awake. I always thank God for giving me another day.”
How do you unwind, cope with stress?
“You know, I pray a lot. It’s really important to me to pray. I love to listen to the song United in the car. That gives me a meaning and a purpose, and it’s so relaxing. I feel so blessed. I try not to let things stress me out.”
“I now live in Quezon City but I lived in Makati City for the longest time, so it’s Makati City.”
How long does it take you to fix yourself?
“Fixing my hair, my make-up and my outfit…it takes me only 15 minutes.”
Are you vain like most good-looking women?
“I am vanidosa, I make sure that I am clean, but I wouldn’t say that I would resort to cosmetic surgery to change the way I look.”
Three women that you think have nice bodies?
“Ellen Adarna. She’s pretty and she has a nice body. Solenn Heussaff who works hard and personifies healthy living. And Lovi Poe who has a wonderful built, with waist so small.”
And three men?
“Siempre, my No. 1 is Chiz Escudero, hahahaha! I haven’t been looking lately but when I do at GMA, I find Alden Richards has ‘it.’ Aside from having a beautiful face, he has a nice body. Dennis Trillo is another one. I wouldn’t be a hypocrite since we are still good friends now, yes, Daniel Matsunaga, hehehehe!”
Using only body language, how would you make a guy know that you admire him?
“I give him my 100-percent attention. When I am with someone, I’m really only with him. Sa kanya lang ako naka-focus.”