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At 25, Ryza Cenon ready for more daring roles after sexy magazine cover

Ryza Cenon proudly holds up her FHM cover at a recent autograph signing event. (Anna Canoneo//InterAksyon)

Eight years after winning the Ultimate Survivor crown in the second season of the reality talent search “Starstruck”, Ryza Cenon has finally grown up. She is the cover girl of FHM Philippines this month.

“Ang tagal ko ngang inoohan to eh. Sobrang malapit nang magtampo ang FHM sakin eh, 7 years na po nila akong nililigawan ngayon lang ako umoo.” She adds, “Gusto ko naman ‘yung maiba, makita naman nila na ibang Ryza Cenon naman.”

The Kapuso actress hails from a conservative family in Nueva Ecija. She is a granddaughter of veteran broadcaster Joe Taruc. Asked if she has her family’s permission to do the cover, the young actress confirms that she has their support.

“Before po akong umoo tinanong ko muna ‘yung lola ko tapos sabi niya, ah talaga, san ako bibili, so parang okay na sa kanya. Saka 25 na ako, tumatanda na rin ako so tingin ko okay na rin naman sa kanila. And ngayon sobrang napaka-supportive nila sa akin,” she smiles.

Revealing her desire to tackle more challenging roles in the future, the charming actress hopes that her decision to pose for the magazine will introduce her to a different genre. Although we might have to do a little more arm twisting to get her to do a nude scene.

One of the photos in Ryza's FHM cover shoot. (Photo by Doc Marlon Pecjo, courtesy of FHM Philippines)

“Open na akong gumawa ng iba pang klaseng sexy scene tsaka mature roles. Kaya ko namang magpakita ng likod pero yung mga daya talaga. Siyempre pag sa screen tinignan nila, malawak na yung imagination nila eh,” says the young actress, revealing her reluctance to go any further.

As for her next leading man, she says she would love to do a movie with John Lloyd Cruz, hopefully before the award-winning actor makes good on his early retirement plans.

“Crush ko siya kasi magaling siyang umarte,” she gushes.

But Ryza, who has played a mistress in a teleserye, assures his feisty girlfriend Angelica Panganiban that she has nothing to fear.

“Hindi naman ako nang-aagaw ng boyfriend ng may boyfriend,” she says.