Angelica Panganiban now models and designs shoes

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 28 2008 11:00 PM | Updated as of Jun 29 2008 07:00 AM

By BOY VILLASANTA
abs-cbnNEWS.com


Young actress Angelica Panganiban has slimmed down so dramatically, the movie press couldn’t recognize her at once during the launch of the shoe brand that she's endorsing.  Angelica even looks younger now compared to when she was first introduced in TV soap “Familia Zaragoza” back in 1995.

A former child star, Angelica now combines the aura of young girl and a woman's sensual, sexual potency--she looked dainty when she appeared before the media, complete with a huge red ribbon in her hair but that fragility is combined with a steely touighness that you see in her eyes, the set of her jaw.

It's that devastating beauty of a Lolita--in every sense of the Nabokov novel--that makes Angelica such an attention-grabber wherever she goes. No wonder her boyfriend model/actor Derek Ramsay is smitten with her.

Angelica was at the Mario d'Boro launch both as endorser and designer. She doesn't only model the shoes but will also contribute to their creation.

The actress said that she's very excited to present her concepts and designs of ladies shoes to the owner of Mario d’Boro.

“Gusto ko pong makapag-ambag ng talent ko sa design. I will present them to Mr. Peter Banico and get them patented. I hope he’ll like them,” said Angelica, who is now part of the cast of ABS-CBNs newest soap, “Iisa Pa Lamang.”

“Napag-isip-isip ko po kasi na marami pang puwedeng gawin at maisuot na sapatos. Mahilig po kasi ako sa kulay. At sabi ko, makakadagdag ang creations ko sa mga isinusuot kong sapatos sa taping at sa shooting.," she added.

When she's not acting or designing ladies' footwear, she spends time with Derek to, among other things, learn golf.

“Marami pa po akong kailangang matutunan sa golf. Ang sarap pong maglaro ng golf,” she said.