MANILA -- For teen heartthrob Daniel Padilla, being a role model can be difficult sometimes.
In an interview with "Aquino & Abunda Tonight" on Monday, Padilla said there are times he just wants to be true to himself.
"Mahirap din minsan pero ayaw ko 'yung lumalayo na ako o nagpapaka-plastik na ako sa sarili para lang magustuhan nila ako. Ayaw ko namang magpanggap na hindi naman ako ganoon," Padilla said.
Asked to comment on the criticism that he is at times cold to the media, Padilla replied: "Kasi ako ayaw ko lang 'yung masabi lang. Sincere po ako sa lahat ng bagay na ginagawa ko,."
Currently, Padilla is gearing for his second major concert at Araneta Coliseum this April 30 with love-team partner Kathryn Bernardo.
After his concert, Padilla and Bernardo will continue shooting Star Cinema's "She's Dating The Gangster."