Thirty-one year old Angel Locsin is the type of person who is quick to rise up from a setback, an achievement every one of us aims for. Just as she was walking down the stage for Manila X Style and Fashion Festival last Saturday, she admits that she almost tripped. I chided her that no one notice and she smiled, “When I raised my arms earlier, that was it.” What I thought was a dramatic way to show off her dress was apparently was a way to boost herself up before she’d fall. “What’s life without some chaos?” she then followed up.
Which love team is your OTP?
I am a fan of JaDine. I am a fan of their team up. If ever mag-break sila, manghihinayang ako. (If they break up, it would be a bit of a loss.)
How old were you when you got your first heartbreak?
My first heartbreak was not [over] a romantic relationship. It was when my dog died. I was 8 and then the dog was 15, a Japanese Shitzu. Medyo matagal bago ako nagkaroon ng dog ulit. (It took a while for me to have a dog again.)
Which song is best for a new relationship? Wala pa ako dun. (Laughs) I always listen to “One Call Away” by Charlie Puth nowadays.
Which artist is best to listen to after a breakup?
I am a ’90s kid. And a lot of ‘90s songs are about angst so [I would go for that era in music] and songs from like Alanis Morisette.
Best movie for a first date? X-Men. I love X-Men. It’s also safe so you don’t feel awkward when you see a couple kissing. I like light and non-romantic [films].
Best love advice you received?
I was told once na “Iiyak mo yan ngayon pero bukas pag nakita kitang umiiyak, babatukan kita (Cry it out today but if I see you still crying about it tomorrow, I will slap you.”) Inis na inis ako when I was told that but now I know it’s right. Ayaw ng mga tao ng nega-star. (Laughs)
Craziest thing you’ve done to get someone’s attention? Ma-pride akong tao, kaya malaking bagay sa akin yung aalis ka na, pero nag pahabol pa rin ako (I am full of pride sometimes so it was a big deal for me when I let someone chase me). If I don’t want to talk to you, I don’t want to talk to you.
Resolutions for 2016 you’ve achieved so far?
I am a bit sad because last year, I wanted to do 30 things before 30. I wasn’t able to do it because of my back and that’s why I can’t do it until now. Next year I will go hiking, mountain climbing, or even sky diving. Kailan pa ba? When we’re old? No, it should be now while I have the strength for it.