MANILA, Philippines -- In recently released images of her as a local liquor brand's "calendar girl," KC Concepcion is seen at her most daring yet for a pictorial. For the Kapamilya actress, this is symbolic of her being an "independent woman."
"It's the best time for me to do this, I waited for the right time naman to do this," Concepcion told reporters during a press conference held Thursday for her launch as Tanduay's calendar girl for the year 2013.
The 27-year-old actress-host, for her stint as the liquor brand's newest endorser, is seen posing in a white one-piece swimsuit, a backless see-through dress, and a cleavage-baring outfit in a series of images as a "Tanduay girl."
Having grown up before the Filipino public as the daughter of Sharon Cuneta and Gabby Concepcion, the former "X Factor Philippines" host, until she entered "mainstream showbiz," was a mysterious figure whose occasional public appearance drew media attention.
Of her more decidedly daring outing -- her 12th endorsement to date -- Concepcion said, "Ang mga fans po, sanay nang makakita ng iba't ibang side ni KC. So this is another side of me na kasama ko pa rin ang mga tao, as I grow up, as I explore."
"[It's symbolic of me] as an independent girl who can put a cap on things, na hindi nago-go overboard. It's a balance din, and it's being proud to be a Filipino," she added.
Asked if she sought approval from her parents on her "calendar girl" outing, Concepcion said she hasn't had a chance to discuss the matter with them.
"Si papa, hindi po kami nakakapag-usap about work, pero pagdating sa daddy ko (Sen. Francis Pangilinan, Cuneta's current husband), kung okay kay mama, okay rin po sa kanya.
"As much as possible, 'yung professional side, I try to keep it away from my family side. Like [my mom], same with her naman. Seldom namin pinag-uusapan ang work sa bahay," she said.
"But being an independent girl, I've [already earned] her trust," Concepcion added.