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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.

Sep 1, 2013

Sam Concepcion Admits Jasmine Curtis Smith Is The Most Special Girl For Him Now

SAM CONCEPCION is projecting a more mature image in his new album, “Infinite”, from Universal Records. His pictorial shows him displaying his buff torso and bulging biceps.

“It’s part of my decision para iwanan na yung teeny bopper image ko,” he says. “Some people kasi still look at me as the boy who won in ‘Little Big Star’. I’m turning 21 on October 17, so this time, iniiwan ko na ang pagiging Candy Cutie for teens and I’ll now be part of Cosmo Men. I’ve just done a sexy pictorial for them na lalabas this month and I will also be part of the Cosmos Bash at World Trade Center.”

What will he do when he walks on the ramp to attract the attention of screaming girls? “I don’t know yet. I’ve also done a daring pictorial for Bench so may be I’ll come out in my jeans and shirt then pupunitin ko na lang. But whatever I decide to do on stage, it won’t be half baked or half hearted. It’s part of my growth as a performer and I promise to give my all.”

Sam is thankful to other artists who help him with his album. Why is the title “Infinite”? “It’s the direction where I’d like to take my career, infinite, meaning ‘No Limitations’. I can do a lot of things whether it’s in singing, on TV or movies or the theatre. But right now, I want to focus more on my singing, my music.”

The carrier single “No Limitations” is a collaboration between him and Billy Crawford, Marcus Davis and Kris Lawrence. It has an edgy sexy music video with Solenn Heussaff as his special guest and it’s now number one in Pinoy MYX Countdown. You’ll see Sam perform in a way you’ve never seen him before. Other songs in the album are “Love Love Love” by Christian Bautista, “I’m the One”, “Rescue You”, “She Drives Me Crazy”, “Mahal na Mahal”, “Panalangin” (from the movie “I Do Bidoo”), “There’s No Me without You”, “Kontrabida”.

Another song, “Di Ka Mag-iisa”, also has a music video reuniting him with his “Super Inggo” love interest, Empress Schuck. Won’t his girlfriend, Jasmine Curtis Smith, get jealous? “No, we both understand it’s all part of our job, being paired with others.”

What’s their status now? “Wala naman kaming itinatago. She remains to be the most special girl for me.”

How did he feel when Jasmine won as best supporting actress in Cinemalaya for “Transit”? “That’s a big surprise and I’m very proud of her. Imagine, winning an award for your very first film. That’s really something. And I’m also proud of ‘Transit’ as it’s a really good movie. They’re all good so no wonder it got an award for best ensemble acting.”

What if TV5 would get him to be paired with Jasmine someday in a TV movie or TV show? “I’d like that. Sana nga dumating yung tamang project at tamang timing for us.”

Does Jasmine’s Ate Anne Curtis accept him for her? “Yes, we’re okay. I’m okay with their whole family.