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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Apr 24, 2011

Ruffa Gutierrez' reaction to her billboard being banned at the airport

RUFFA GUTIERREZ was surprised when she learned that her Belo billboard for Bodytite was banned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport as officials there found it too sexy and might distract pilots of airplanes coming in and out of the airport. She thinks compared to other billboards, her photos taken by Marc Nicdao are not really that sexy. “To begin with, it’s all been approved by the ASC or Advertising Standard Council,” she says. “I’ve seen more daring provocative fotos and campaigns from both foreign and local brands that also passed but no one complained. But since we respect their decision, we’ll not use the fotos na naka-swimsuit ako anymore kundi yun na lang shot na naka-red gown ako ang gagamitin. At least, legs ko lang ang pinapakita roon, ha.”

Meantime, Ruffa is happy with the positive comments her performance as the domineering and scheming network exec called Ms. O is getting in “Mga Nagbabagang Bulaklak”. “Nakakatuwa talaga kasi there are those who say na inaabangan nila talaga ako in the show pati kung ano ang isusuot ko,” she says. “That’s why I really make an effort na iba-iba ang outfits and accessories that I wear in each episode. I have my own stylist to help me with my wardrobe and for my jewelry, I even borrowed all my mom’s (Annabelle Rama) jewelry na may flowers in it kasi nga kailangang may bulaklak pati sa mga alahas na sinusuot ko.” She showed us the big flower ring on her finger studded with diamonds. “Like this one, kay Mommy ito, hiniram ko lang. But inaabangan din pati yung mga tarayan ng iba’t ibang characters sa show, kasama na kami ni Valerie Concepcion who’s my rival over my husband Richard Gomez. And yes, nagulat ako, finally, binigyan kami ni Goma ng bedscene with torrid kissing. Nailang ako as I haven’t done that kind of eksena for so long.”