“NA-TRAUMA ako run,” asseverated the 56-year-old actress Tetchie Agbayani in obvious reference to the July 1982 issue of the German edition of Playboy magazine.
During that time, she was on top of the heap and was the object of nocturnal emission of most hot-blooded Pinoys.
“Kasi, ahh… ‘yung nakikita nilang ‘yon, ‘yung nasa picture, it’s a persona,” La Tetcha intoned at the presscon of the Kapuso teleserye Contessa last Monday evening, March 5, at the GMA Network Center.
“Like, in Playboy, you have to be attractive,” she opined. “And when they asked me to do that work, I wanted to stress on the beautiful shape of a woman.
“The beautiful curves of a woman.
“I didn’t want to do spread eagle and show the… it’s not like that.
“Kung ano ang hinihingi ng trabaho, ‘yun ang ibinibigay ko.
“After I leave that job, I revive my being me.”
What if she would be offered by a respected painter, would she acquiesce?
“Nagawa ko na ‘yun, e!” she answered somewhat in a pensive mood.
Wouldn’t she want to show her body as a mature woman?
“Di na siguro! Iba naman! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Let’s move on!” she said laughing.
Would she consider the men who are still obsessed with her kind of beauty psychologically disturbed?
“Depende! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!” she said replete with a good-natured laugh. “Hindi naman siguro. Hindi naman siguro.
“I cannot say, e! I cannot really say until I get to really study the person.
“Ang misconception sa psychology is that… basa kita, alam na kita, alam ko ang pagkatao mo.
“Hindi totoo ‘yon.
“Ako kasi, bilang psychologist, if you do not give me permission to analyze you, I won’t analyze you.”
And she shunned away from generalizing?
“No. Kasi, in logic, that’s a fallacy,” she opined. “Sweeping generalization is not correct. It’s a fallacy.
“Iyon… natutunan ko lang ‘yun noong college ako.
“Ano ba ‘yon?! Naloka ako!” the actress said amused.
And with that, ito po ang Kuya Pete ninyo na nagsasabing, Christopher, my son, I love you very, very much, my love for you goes beyond eternity.
Adios. Mabalos. I always need you, Nhong!
ni Pete Ampoloquio, Jr.