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Rachel Alejandro heads 'Larawan' tour, advises against totally taming cravings.

Rachel Alejandro is busy these days with a series of provincial and international screenings for her Metro Manila Film Festival entry, "Ang Larawan." (Ako pang Foto me lang!)

"Araw-araw lumilipad kami to somewhere. Tuwang-tuwa kami sa response ng tao sa movie, especially the young people. Eto talaga 'yung vision namin," she said. "Sa MMFF kasi, siyempre mas nabigyan ng pansin 'yung mas commercial films. Eto 'yung chance to finally have the opportunity to see this kind of film. May bonus pa sila na konting kantahan at may meet and greet with the cast, director and producers."

Then she will be back on stage in April for the re-run of Monty Python's "Spamalot" at the BGC Art Center.

"I play isang bonggang-bonggang loka-loka called the lady of the lake. Musical comedy ito, na take on kay King Arthur. Isa siyang diva-diva parang Mariah Carey, minsan parang Cher. Kinabahan talaga ako sa role na ito kasi very challenging," she said. "Pero first love ko talaga ang theater. Iba 'yung energy. They cry with you, they laugh with you. "

Her fans won't also miss her in book and magazine stands. Her cookbook with Sister chef Barni, "21 Days To A Sexier You" is certified best seller. Her recent FHM cover spread is a revelation. (Ako kahit plastic cover, wala!)

"There's no such thing as one diet fits all. It is always portion control 'pag weight loss. Kung gusto mo pumayat, dapat pagkatapos kumain may konting craving ka pa, dapat medyo bitin ka. Wag mo hintayin 'yung busog na busog ka - dapat may bitin factor." (Masarap ba ang bitin? Wait!)

My radio show had the chance to put her in our "Ibulong Mo Fu" segment. She chose Dingdong Avanzado, Ian Veneracion and Piolo Pascual to be on her list. Here's an excerpt:

MF: "Sino kina Dingdong, Ian at Piolo ang pinaka-magaling sa (bulong)?"

R: "(Laughs) Tingin ko si Dingdong."

MF: "Na-try niyo na gawin?"

R: "Oo naman."

MF: "Maraming beses n'yo nang nagawa?"

R: "Oo!"

MF: "Hanggang ngayon, nagawa nyo ulit?"

R: "Yes!"

MF: "Magaling ba naman siya?"

R: "Oo, magaling siya dun!"

MF: "If bigyan kayo ulit ng chance, gagawin mo ulit with him?"

R: "Oo naman!"

MF: "Sino kina Dingdong, Ian at Piolo ang pinakamasarap ang (bulong)?"

R: "Siguro si Ian."

MF: "Sa tingin mo masarap 'yung kay Ian? 'Pag inoffer sayo titikman mo ba?"

R: "(Laughs) Why not?! Kahit pa siguro lason 'yun, tikman ko pa rin!"

MF: "Sino kina Dingdong, Ian at Piolo ang pinakamalaki ang (bulong)? Napabuntong hininga ka ha!

R: "I'm not 100 percent sure but I think it's Piolo based on reports of others."

MF: "Tantsa mo yan? At based sa mga sources mo ha!"

R: "Yes, pwede pa ako magpadala ng links sa'yo!"

MF: "'Pag nakikita mo ba siya, nakikita mo ba na talagang malaki?"

R: "Oo at maraming mag-agree!"

MF: "Ay, oo! Sa showbiz, kalat naman yan..."

(MR.FU hosts on 91.5 Win Radio, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Mondays to Fridays and 9 p.m.-12 a.m., Saturdays. Twitter/IG: @mrfu_mayganon. FB: MR.FU the Star DJ. Youtube: WTFu. For FU artworks. IG: FB: Republic Art Gallery )


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Date:Mar 8, 2018
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