MANILA, Philippines -- For Mocha Girls leader Mocha Uson, it's all about sending a message.
|Mocha Girls on the cover of Playboy Philippines
"Ang ginagawa ko lang, ino-open ko 'yung isipan ng mga tao na walang masama sa katawan, nasa pag-iisip 'yan, at dapat inaalagaan natin ang katawan, at hindi dapat binibigyan ng malisya," Uson told reporters during a press conference for her group's appearance in the men's magazine Playboy.
In the September issue of the Philippine edition of Playboy, Uson is seen with little clothing, exposing her breasts as well as other sensitive body parts.
"Ang katawan ng tao, gift 'yan, it's art. At saka 'yung mga taong nag-iisip ng masama, 'yun 'yung mga green-minded," she said.
"Wala namang masama sa human form eh, it's beautiful, dapat ina-appreciate natin 'yun," she added.
For the photo shoot, Uson said any "inhibitions" were kept at bay, as posing provocatively and flaunting their "healthy" physique come with being a sexy girl group.
"Alam mo kasi ang tao na malinis ang konsensya, malinis ang isipan, walang inhibition 'yan -- free, free ka lang, malaya ka, dahil wala kang malisya sa pag-iisip mo," she said.
"We're just doing our job, and it's part of our job na ipakita namin 'yung hardwork. Nagwo-work out kami, hindi kami kumakain ng rice, so pinapakita lang namin 'yung mga pinaghihirapan namin," she added.
Uson asserted, however, that her "liberated" ways projected in media do not necessarily translate to the values she lives by in her personal life.
"Pag sinasabihan ako ng pokpok, sinasabi ko, 'Hindi ako nagpapabayad, kaya hindi po ako pokpok.' Porke malibog ba, pokpok na? 'Di ba? 'Yun lang," she said.
"Kilala naman ako ng pamilya ko, na hindi ako kaladkaring babae," she added.