TEENY-BOPPER WHOLESOME to COSMO CENTERFOLD SEXY
“Proud ako dahil masasabi ko na sexy din ako kahit papaano,” he says of being a Cosmo Centerfold.
From the time he appeared at the launch of ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition Plus in nothing but a Tarzan-inspired loincloth, Ejay Falcon already had “hot hunk” written all over him. After his PBB victory, the Filipino-French teen star soon went the sexy route, playing a bratty bad boy who gets a girl pregnant in the sensual soap Katorse, opposite Erich Gonzales. That was when Cosmo noticed this guy could make a yummy Centerfold. And what a steamy CosmoMen debut he made, as you could see here.
While Ejay exudes too much sex appeal it’s almost tangible, Cosmo found that the Mindoro native remained a humble young man amidst the fame and fortune he has been thrust into, as this exclusive interview would reveal.
You’re only 19, yet you’re already a Cosmo Centerfold. You also tackle a mature subject in your soap, Katorse. Is this an indication that you’re ready for a sexier image?
Oo naman. Dapat nga matuwa pa ako e kasi nilagay nila ako dun. Ibig sabihin may potential siguro ako. Ako naman, kung saan naman ako ilagay, papayag ako.
You play a wayward youth (Gabby) in Katorse. How similar or different are you from your role?
Sobrang ibang-iba sa personality ko ‘yung role ni Gabby e kaya medyo nahirapan talaga ako. Pero ngayon naman nagagawa ko rin naman.
You were the big winner in PBB Teen Edition Plus. How did it feel to win so much money at such a young age?
Masarap. Masaya ako kasi nung nanalo ako nakatulong ako sa mga mahal ko sa buhay. [‘Yung] mga kapatid ko napag-aral ko na, [‘yung] parents ko natulungan ko rin. Masarap talaga ‘pag nakakatulong kaya masaya talaga ako noon.
How different was your life in Mindoro from your life in Manila?
Ay malaki, sobrang malaki [ang difference]. Kumbaga, kabaligtaran [ito] ng buhay ko doon. Ibang-iba, kasi sa lugar namin walang kuryente, pero dito naman meron. Sa lugar namin tahimik, dito maingay. Tapos ‘yung mga nakakasama kong tao, mga nakakasalimuha ko, ‘yung mga friends ko dito at mga friends ko dun, magkaiba talaga.
How did your experience in PBB help you in your career later on?
Maraming challenges, mga tasks ni Big Brother na nalusutan namin [dati at] ngayon nagagawa ko pa ring lusutan kahit nasa labas na kami ng Big Brother [house] (laughs).
Photo by Dr. Marlon Pecjo