Ryza Cenon looks forward to a fruitful 2013

Bot Glorioso - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Guest roles have been on her plate lately that Ryza Cenon is now being teased as the rightful holder of the title “Pambansang Guest.” You see, Ryza usually enters in the middle of a drama show. She appeared as Ashley Alvarez in last year’s GMA 7 soap Luna Blanca and played Grace Santos in Aso Ni San Roque. Another guest role assignment up her sleeve is the Sandra Sebastian character in the afternoon prime Sana ay Ikaw Na Nga. 

Ryza, who portrayed the female lead in the TV remake of Machete years back, laughs in approval. She is neither upset nor bothered with the tag. She accepts every acting assignment with a positive outlook. “As long as I have work, I’m happy because it means I’m blessed. There are lots (of artists) who do not have work so thankful na ko na sa bawat bagong show, pinapasok nila ko,” she says.

It’s tough, Ryza adds, for an actor to wait for the next project to come. She, herself, had experienced a three-month break from the acting scene, but Ryza refused to just hang around and be idle. Instead, she thought of investing her savings on things worthy and could possibly gain enough income. She first decided to buy a 160-sq.meter lot in Tandang Sora, Quezon City. “Since I’m now living alone, I need to buy a house for myself, so I bought a lot first and next is the construction of the house.” 

She, too, ventured into some businesses. One is Soy Feroz, an online-based fashion shop for women where Ryza created some designs and uploaded them on the Net. “I started doing my own designs because it seemed to me that the cut and style of most dresses are one and the same, so I came up with an idea of putting out something unique, para kakaiba naman.”

She and a partner have been accepting orders online for months now, and so far, “it is doing good. Aside from the various designs, our price is very affordable. A dress usually costs less than a thousand.”

Ryza also joins her aunt and a cousin in running Rebel‘s Kitchen, a catering business that provides services for all occasions. She shares that they recently catered to Mark Herras’ birthday celebration.

“I know how to cook. Perhaps I got it from my mom (who passed away when she was two years old) and my lola. I can also whip up desserts, masarap din akong gumawa ng cupcakes.”

Although her businesses are picking up these days, acting is still Ryza’s top priority. “It’s my job and I miss doing full-time drama acting. Hopefully, 2013 will be a busy year for me.”

Aside from her regular show Bubble Gang, the GMA Artist Center talent is set to star in the GMA prime epic-serye Indio.

Asked if she is willing to pose sexy for a men’s magazine, Ryza replies, “I was offered to pose for a men’s magazine before but since I grew up with my lola, I felt hesitant. Now, I told my handler, ‘Let’s make a deal, give me a show na akin talaga then I will pose (sexy for a men’s mag).’”

Does it mean she will no longer stick to wholesome roles? “I have already played a mature role before as the mistress of Tonton (Gutierrez). So I can do any role that will be given to me.”


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