Jennylyn Mercado on Dennis Trillo, being named FHM’s sexiest

Alexa Villano
Jennylyn thanks her fans and talks about her big runway walk at the FHM event

JENNYLYN'S BIG YEAR. Jennylyn Mercado is one busy lady with an upcoming soap in GMA and two new movies by the end of the year. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Jennylyn Mercado said that she was really nervous during her performance and runway walk at the FHM 100 Sexiest Event, Saturday, July 11. (READ: Jennylyn Mercado named ‘FHM PH Sexiest Woman’ for 2015)

Masyado akong nakafocus doon sa performance kasi kinakabahan ako eh. Wala ako nakikita,” Jennylyn said of the crowd.

(I was focused on the performance because I was nervous. I was not seeing anything.)

Jennylyn said she is grateful for those who have supported and voted for her to be FHM’s Sexiest woman this year. Actress Marian Rivera held the title in 2014.

Pasalamat na lang ako na maraming sumusuporta at nagmamahal [sa akin], kaya thank you,” she said.

(I want to say thank you because there are so many who continue to support and love me.)

Asked if former boyfriend Dennis Trillo texted her good luck, Jennylyn said yes, but he was not the only one who wished her well before the show. The two are working on a new TV project in GMA called My Faithful Husband.

Hindi lang naman siya  (Dennis) ang nag-text sa akin. Madami nagsabing good luck.”

(He [Dennis] was not the only one who texted. Many also sent good luck messages.)

With Jennylyn and Dennis working together again, is she ready for the new intrigues on them?

Sanay naman ako, kasi lagi lahat nang nakakalove team ko nagiging boyfriend ko daw eh,” Jennylyn laughed.

(I’m used to it, because all of those I’m paired with always end up as my boyfriend, they say.) 

Meanwhile, in an interview with Pep, Jennylyn shrugged of the alleged snub of her other co-artists from GMA who did not appear at the FHM event. GMA 7 actresses Andrea Torres, Sam Pinto, Solenn Heussaff, and Max Collins are part of the Top 10.

Mas naka-focus ako sa sarili ko. Kung hindi man sila nakarating, siguro naman may dahilan,” Jennylyn said.

(I was focused on myself. If they did not go to the event, I guess there is a reason for it.)

Ang importante ay nandito ako at napasaya ko ang mga umaasang rarampa ako,” she added.

(What’s important is I’m here and I was able to entertain those who were expecting me to walk the runway.)

Aside from her soap with Dennis, Jennylyn is currently doing a cooking show and wrapping up two movies – one with Sam Milby entitled The Prenup and an entry to the Metro Manila Film Festival with JM de Guzman. She also won the Best Teleserye Actress award last month during the Pep Awards and was given a special recognition for her role in English Only Please.–






Alexa Villano

Alexa is one of Rappler's Lifestyle and Entertainment reporters, covering local entertainment news to a wide range of topics from beauty pageants to reality shows.