Cristine Reyes said she does not want to lie.
“Yes, I admit I never used Pantene before. But now that I’m endorsing the brand, I needed to use it so I’ll know what to say when I’m asked about. Hindi naman ako na-disappoint sa Pantene Nature Care kasi it gives my hair life and lets it bounce,” the 23-year old actress revealed during the Pantene Sway vs. Bounce event on Tuesday, where she was introduced as Pantene’s newest brand ambassador.
The shampoo brand was not the only thing Cristine was pretty straightforward about. She also admitted that she is currently not doing anything after her last teleserye, “Dahil Sa Pag-Ibig”, ended its run last June, although she has a special cameo role in Star Cinema’s “The Reunion”, which is still currently showing in theaters.
“Since wala pa namang project, I’m spending a lot of time with my family lately. During the long weekend, I was with my pamangkins and sister and brother. Although hindi sila ganun karami, alam ko din namang nandiyan lang ang friends ko for me,” she added.
The subject of family prompted members of the media to ask her about estranged sister Ara Mina, who only recently publicly rebuffed the public apology she made on “The Buzz” to settle the libel case the latter had filed against her.
“I’d rather not comment about it,” Cristine said of the still ongoing case.
While she did not totally let her hair down about that particular issue, the “Starstruck” alumna has no problem going on record with regards to longtime boyfriend Rayver Cruz. A few months ago, it was reported that they had already split up, something both, especially Rayver, has continued to deny.
“Kasama ko lang siya kahapon. Hindi ko nga maintindihan kung bakit may lumalabas pang ganun, eh lagi naman kaming nakikitang magkasama,” she wondered.
Cristine pointed out that as far as she’s concerned, there has never been a big issue involving her and Rayver.
“Pero kailangan niyang bumawi saq kin kasi hindi naman siya sumunod sa kin sa London. Recently, magkasama naman kami sa Tagaytay. Nagluto kami dun kasama ang mga pamangkin ko,” she confessed.
When asked what she thought of what Rayver supposedly said that he couldn’t live without her, Cristine smilingly disagreed with it.
“Hindi naman totoo ‘yun na hindi kakayanin ng isang taong mabuhay pag may hindi niya kasama. Hindi naman ganun ang takbo ng buhay,” she said.
“Basta ‘yang mga issue, para sa kin kailangan mo lang silang hayaan. Kasi worrying too much won’t solve the problem. You just need to go on with your life.”
Personal issues aside, the actress remains thankful with the blessings she has been getting as of late.
“Super happy and thankful ako sa lahat ng nangyayari sa career ko, including this endorsement. As for upcoming projects, I’m also doing a movie for MMFF, although hindi ko pa masabi ang details,” she happily shared.
The increasing popularity of independent films is also not lost on Cristine. “Before I used to do indie films. If I’m offered to do more indie films, I would gladly accept kasi maganda naman ang experience ko sa kanila. Ang dami kasing puwedeng gawin sa indies.”
As for the clamor of fans that she be paired with Gerald Anderson in a movie or teleserye this year, the actress said she has no problem working with anybody.
“Kahit sino naman ang makapareho ko, wala akong karapatang tumanggi. Para sa akin, blessing pa rin naman ‘yun,” she noted.