On the Spot: Kathryn Bernardo on her new book, her cheat food + more

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(SPOT.ph) The first time Kathryn Bernardo hears "SPOT.ph," she immediately lights up. "Nagbabasa ako ng SPOT.ph," she declares excitedly. "'Yong mga Top 10 Nail Salons, mga spas..." It's a small reminder that the child star who grew up in the public eye is now a 20-year-old adult who enjoys some much-needed pampering every now and then. Still, the Teen Queen is as young and bubbly as ever: She gamely talks about learning how to drive and (finally) being allowed to travel with friends.


She's come a long way from her early days in Goin' Bulilit. These days, she has plenty of successful telenovelas and films under her belt, coupled with endorsements and magazine covers. The latest notch under her belt is her very own book, Everyday Kath, which compiles 365 no-fail beauty tricks, life lessons, and fun anecdotes so her young fans can channel their inner teen queens, too.


We chatted with Kathryn about her new book, her recent birthday celebration, and even her very own Top 3 lists.


Photos by Warren Espejo and video by Jodie Sanchez




First of all, happy birthday! Kamusta ang birthday mo?

Well, tapos na siya pero ayaw ko pa siyang matapos! [laughs] Masaya siya. It was kind of private, and [it was my] first time to celebrate with friends lang. Iba 'yong celebration ko with family. Pinayagan na ako ni Mama, so na-gain ko na 'yong trust niya! [laughs]


As part of turning 20, you mentioned that you consider your new book as your gift to your fans...

Yeah, it's really my gift for my fans. We've been working on this for more than a year. Eto na 'yong feeling kong perfect time na mabigay 'to sa kanila. Pinaghirapan 'to ng buong Summit [Books] team, so sana magustuhan nila.

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What was your favorite part of the whole process?

'Yong nag-shoot kami sa ranch. 'Yong iba kasi naming shoot, [puro] indoor lang and anything outdoor, hindi makayanan ng schedule. So when we were at the ranch, may makikitang spot si Shaira [Luna], sasabihin niya, "Eto, shoot ka diyan!" It was so fast, nagpapalit ako sa mga kubo...hinahabol namin 'yong sun. So naging memorable talaga 'yong book na 'to.


And the toughest?

The hardest part was [coming up with] the content. Kasi ang dami mong gustong ilagay pero hindi mo rin alam kung ano talaga 'yong gustong mabasa ng mga tao. 



Here at SPOT.ph, we do a lot of Top 10 lists. So we're going to ask you to give us your own Top 3 lists...

'Wag niyo akong pahirapan ha! [laughs]



Let's start with the top 3 favorite projects you've done so far?

Got to Believe [her 2013 show], Crazy, Beautiful You [her 2015 romance flick], and She's Dating The Gangster [her 2014 rom-com]. Ay, wait! May pahabol, pwede ba? Growing Up! [her 2011 teen series]


Top 3 karaoke songs?

"A Thousand Miles," [by Vanessa Carlton] "Ligaya," [by Eraserheads], and..."Price Tag" [by Jessie J].



Top 3 dream travel destinations?

Santorini, Maldives, and Japan...again!


Top 3 closet must-haves?

A good pair of jeans, a white shirt, and a denim jacket.


Top 3 cheat food?

Chips! [claps] Pizza chips! [laughs] Oh, my God...brazo...wait, ang daming masarap! Beef tapa!




Top 3 ways you unwind?

Nagpapa-nails ako to relax...watching movies, and calling my friends.


Top 3 favorite movies?

The Notebook...yuck, chick flick agad [laughs]. Ano 'yong kay Adam Sandler at Drew Barrymore, 'yong may amnesia...? 50 First Dates! And...The Best of Me.


Top 3 life lessons you've learned after being in the spotlight for so long?

I learned to be strong, to be sensitive...sa ibang tao ha, hindi 'yong sa sarili...and to be smart.



Top 3 tips for young girls your age?

Always be yourself, enjoy your youth, and explore.


Last na. Top 3 celebrity crushes?

Zac Efron, Harry Styles, and Jericho Rosales.


Wala si Daniel [Padilla]?

Hmmm.... [laughs a lot]


Summit Books' Everyday Kath: 365 Ways to be a Teen Queen is sponsored by Avon Simply Pretty, and is now available in leading newsstands and bookstores for P295.

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