Early last year, Meg Imperial took a bow as a sexy actress in Viva Films’ Menor de Edad. Starting today, she will be every man’s “afternoon delight” as the lead star of Moon of Desire, ABS-CBN’s sexiest and most desirable afternoon series which premieres in Kapamilya Gold.
“It still hasn’t sunk in yet,” said Meg, referring to her biggest break. A deadringer for Danita Paner, Meg is from the influential Imperial clan in Bicol. “I’m excited, and at the same time nervous because this is a first, and I have no idea how viewers will receive the show or my performance.”
The “sexserye” also stars JC de Vera, Ellen Adarna, Dominic Roque and model-turned-actor Miko Raval. Who does Meg think is the most desirable among the three actors?
“It’s JC,” said Meg, 21, who joined showbiz when she was 10. (JC is the former boyfriend of Danita.) “His skin color and physique suit his personality. I know JC more than I know Dom and Miko. He’s a really good actor.”
As a Kapamilya, Meg has appeared in Be Careful with My Heart, ASAP, It’s Showtime and two MMK episodes before finally playing the role of Gina in Galema: Anak ni Zuma. In the recent Viva movie, ABNKKBSNPLAko!? (with Jericho Rosales), she stole some scenes as a tomboyish student.
In Moon of Desire, Meg plays Ayla who is mistreated because of hypertrichosis (having excessive growth of hair all over her body). The popular radio DJ of the program Moon of Desire, Ayla hides her insecurities behind the radio booth and finds acceptance from her listeners who seek her advice on love. JC as Ayla’s childhood friend became a dermatologist who finds the treatment for her condition.
Also included in the cast are Precious Lara Quigaman, Carmi Martin, Perla Bautista, Beauty Gonzales, Dawn Jimenez and Franco Daza. The series is directed by FM Reyes and Raymund Ocampo.
The original theme song Moon of Desire was composed by Trina Belamide and interpreted by The Voice of the Philippines finalist Morissette Amon.
Any beauty regimen of your own?
“Once a week, I apply facial mask made up of milk with egg and calamansi. I make sure I clean my face after a long day.”
What kind of diet do you have?
“Just a regular healthy diet — fruits, more greens, less meat, more water, no junk food and nothing too sweet and too salty. I rarely eat rice.”
What’s usually for breakfast, for lunch and for dinner?
“For breakfast, oatmeal, one piece of pandesal and water. For lunch, anything basta no rice. For dinner, also anything and no rice din.”
What food do you crave for and what do you avoid?
“I crave for ice cream, chocolates, palitaw and quail eggs. As I said, I avoid salty food.”
Any snacks between meals?
“Banana or apple. Sometimes, chocolates.”
How much water do you take per day?
“I’m trying to drink eight glasses per day. But usually, I take less than that.”
What vitamins do you take?
“Vitamins C and E and iron.”
What workout do you do?
“Squats, weights, boxing and dancing. Also, anti-gravity yoga and zumba. Anything, just so I won’t get bored.”
What parts of your body need improvement?
“My hips, butt and shoulders. Di ba obvious na wala akong hips and butt? But my coach said kaya pa ‘yan mabago ng workout. I look so nene so I want to develop broad shoulders.”
What part of your body is most vulnerable?
“My breast. Madami na ang prone to breast cancer, so I think ‘yon ang most vulnerable part of my body.”
What part of your body is your favorite?
“My armpit. Hahahahaha!”
What part of man’s body do you notice first?
“His arms and legs. Both should be equally proportioned. If I see him shirtless, then it’s his abs, hahahaha!”
What else in a man turns you on?
“His eyes and lips. It helps if he has good skin and good posture.”
And what’s in a man that turns you off?
“Dirty nails and dark lips (due to smoking). Tattooed guys also turn me off.”
“Doing good, hahahaha! Just kidding. Still zero. Work and family muna.”
“Hardly any, although I do hang out occasionally.”
How much sleep do you get per night?
“Two hours when working. When tired, seven hours or more.”
“Oversized shirt and undies.”
Do you snore?
“No, no, no!”
Do you talk in your sleep?
Do you sleepwalk?
“No but I usually fall from my bed, hahahaha!”
How many pillows do you sleep with?
Last thing that you do before you go to sleep?
“Set my alarm and pray. Think of what to dream about.”
First thing that you do before you wake up?
“Check my phone. Stretch.”
How do you unwind, cope up with stress?
“Shopping. Play Timezone or Tekken. Play badminton. Or go to a high place and enjoy the panoramic view.”
How long does it take you to fix yourself?
“One hour and a half. When I feel lazy, 45 minutes.”
Three men that you think have nice body.
“JC de Vera, Matteo Guidicelli and Channing Tatum.”
And three women that you think have a body as nice as yours?
“Anne Curtis, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lopez.”
Using body language, how would you make a guy know that you admire him?
“I tap his shoulder, hahahaha!”
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