MANILA - Actress Niña Jose shot down speculations that she had a "boob job."
In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Jose said she has nothing against people who undergo cosmetic surgery, but insisted she had never tried it. "It's just, it's not me. I'm not that type. I'm scared (of cosmetic surgery)," she said.
Jose is the 2010 calendar girl for a popular brand of liquor that produces sexy posters of women in skimpy clothing or bikinis. She had previously posed in equally skimpy attire for the covers of men's magazines like FHM (March 2008) and Maxim (February 2009).
Jose took the "boob job" rumors as a compliment, saying she is glad that people think her breasts and nose are too good to be true.
"Well, I'm happy they think I look good. They think may pinagawa ako. So okay lang. My face is real. My boobs are real, everything is real," she said.
Jose has a regular stint on the gag show "Banana Split" and is currently part of the ABS-CBN afternoon show "Nagsimula sa Puso" with Maja Salvador and Coco Martin.
She is also taping for the movie "Mano Po 6" under Regal Films, which is an official entry to this year's Metro Manila Film Festival.
'More challenging roles'
Aside from her established role as a sexy actress, Jose said that she also wants to take on more challenging roles in dramas.
"I just don't [want] to limit myself to sexy roles. My dream role? I want to play someone who [has] Down's syndrome. Super challenging 'yon and gusto kong malagay ang sarili ko sa place nila, kung ano ang nararamdaman nila," she said.
Jose also wants to explore acting roles portraying the downtrodden and the abused, instead of her usual stint as a villain or "the other woman."
"Bigyan din (sana) ako ng kawawa roles kasi ang role ko puro nang-aagaw, o the other woman. Pero thankful ako. Basta may trabaho ako," she said.
Jose, who has worked with stars like Gerald Anderson, said that she also dreams of becoming the leading lady of many ABS-CBN actors like John Lloyd Cruz, Piolo Pascual and Coco Martin.