by Daphne Osena
Metro, Sept 2001
ABS-CBN’s leading lady of primetime soap is a homebody who catches up on sleep when she isn’t
HER REAL name is Kristine Hermosa Orille. But every night at 7 o’clock she is known to millions as Ina, the heroine of the top-rating soap opera Pangako Sa 'Yo. Barely 17 years old, Kristine Hermosa is ABS-CBN’s leading lady leaving behind her peers, who are still doing teeny-bopper roles. In Pangako Sn lyo, Kristine plays a poor country lass who falls in love with a rich boy played by Jericho Rosales, and in true melodramatic soap-opera fashion, lives her life as a perennial victim. Kristine Hermosa perhaps is the only mestiza who is “kawawa” on TV.
Off-camera, Kristine prefers a simple home life. Her plans of continuing her education are
put on hold, to make way for her flourishing show business career.
Who is the real Kristine Hermosa?
A very simple person who you can tell all your secrets to.
What was your earliest childhood ambition?
To be a flight stewardess.
What was your first big break?
I was paired with Marvin Agustin in the mini series Sa Sandaling Kailangan Mo Ako.
What’s the best thing about your job?
Meeting new people, and as a young lady I enjoy my work because of what I earn.
What do you like least about your job?
Very little sleep, and not having enough time to go out with family and friends.
Do you wish your role in the soap opera would be more glamorous?
No, I like it the way it is. I enjoy acting.
What types of clothes do you wear on-cam?
Whatever is required, as long as it’s not too revealing.
What do you wear off-cam?
Shorts, jeans and simple t-shirts
Where do you shop?
What’s your fashion weakness?
Shoes and bags.
What would you never wear?
Clothes with too much exposure of the body, revealing clothes.
Who does your hair?
Pin Antonio of Salon tie Manila.
What turns you off in people?
What is your best quality?
What’s your worst trait?
I get mad easily because of lack of sleep.
What qualities do you look for in a man?
He must he simple, honest, sincere. Doesn’t drink, smoke, go out too much.
How do you keep fit?
I actually eat almost everything. And as far as exercising is concerned, having this kind of
job means a lot of moving around.
What’s your diet?
I eat anything except Japanese food.
Mostly seafood, especially crabs and lobsters.
What’s the greatest lesson your parents ever taught you?
Being sincere and down to earth.
What’s playing in your CD now?
I Turn To You
How do you relax after a long day of work?
Sleep and sleep.
Favorite vacation spot?
Boracay and Cebu.
If you had one million dollars to spend in a day, what would you spend it on?
I would help the people most in need.
What are your plans for your future?
Take up fine arts or mass corn and earn my degree.
What’s your beauty regimen?
The Splash line of products, especially Maxipeel.
What’s your biggest frustration so far?
I wasn’t able to have a normal teenage life.
Five things you can’t live without?
Family, my best friend Krikri from Cebu, the Bible, my organizer,