Krista Miller: I'm not a starlet, I'm an actress

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Posted at Jun 11 2014 12:03 AM | Updated as of Oct 14 2016 11:25 AM

Krista: I don't sell my body

MANILA – Krista Miller, who recently made headlines after visiting convicted drug lord Ricardo Camata at a hospital, said on Tuesday that she gets hurt when people call her a "starlet."

In an interview on “Aquino & Abunda Tonight,” Miller defended herself amid rumors that she's only really selling real estate but her also her body.

“Unang-una, kung ganun akong klaseng babae, hindi ko po papasukin na aside sa pag-aartista, nag-aahente pa po ako. Hindi rin po ako aabot sa red line kung binebenta ko ang sarili ko kasabay ng pagbebenta ng mga condo dahil ang dami ko pong indecent proposal talaga sa totoo lang. Tinu-turn down ko once na nag-offer na iyung isang kliyente,” she said.

At a recent press conference, Miller said she started working as a real estate agent in January, but she has been in the “red line” for two months now for failure to meet her monthly sales quota.

Miller also said she wants to prove her critics wrong for calling her a “starlet.”

“Kung meron man akong issue na gustong i-prove sa mga tao lalo na sa mga naninira sa akin, yun po yung pagtawag sa akin na starlet,” she said.

“Kung aalamin natin ang totoong meaning ng starlet, 'yun ang artistang pasimula pa lang. Pero siyempre yung ibang tao kasi binibigyan na ng pangit na meaning ng starlet. Gusto ko pong patunayan sa mga tao, sa lahat ng nandito sa studio na ito, hindi lang ako isang starlet at balang araw makikilala din ako bilang isang aktres,” she added.

Asked what she prefers to be called, Miller told host Boy Abunda, “Siyempre po gusto ko pong matawag akong aktres. Pero sa pagsubok na pinagdadaanan ko ngayon, ako po ay isang matatag na babae.”

This is not the first controversy that Miller has been involved in. She was allegedly behind the separation of actor Cesar Montano and actress Sunshine Cruz last year.