Manila, Philippines – HE may have the looks and the body to pose for underwear billboards but Rocco Nacino won’t take the plunge just yet.
Indeed, even when the Kapuso hunk-actor had posed only in his boxers for a magazine two years ago, “to go beyond that, hindi ko pa talaga kaya,” he told PEP.
Rocco, 25, had even turned down an offer to pose sexy for local underwear line, Bench Body. Although it may seem as passing up on an opportunity, Rocco, apparently, would only do something “wholeheartedly” or not at all.
“Nasabi rin sa akin na, ‘You’re there na for the experience, bakit hindi mo gawin?’ May mga nagsasabi rin sa akin na, ‘Ngayon na lang kaysa umabot ka ng 30s mo saka ka magga-ganyan [pa-sexy].’
“[Pero] sabi ko, for now, kung gagawin ko ’yan, baka magsisisi pa ako… Feeling ko, maaga pa, eh. Saka kaka-start ko pa lang sa showbiz, marami pa akong puwedeng gawin bago ako sumabak sa gano’n,” he related.
The actor also puts a premium on his “role model” image, having been a graduate of Nursing and passing the board exam.
“It’s nice nga raw, sabi rin ng mga kabataan, na gusto nilang mag-showbiz pero aral muna raw sila. E di mabuti, ganun ang influence ko sa kanila,” said he.
However, Rocco’s stand on the matter has led some to wonder about the difference between posing in his underwear and wearing “bahag” for his film, “Lam-Ang.” He pointed out though that the latter was for the “role” and “comes with the character.”
“Saka iba siya, action movie na matagal ko nang pinapangarap tapos title role pa ako. ’Yun ang sacrifice na kailangan kong gawin. ’Yun, in-accept ko wholeheartedly [as] part of the job. Kailangang i-portray ko nang maayos ’yung traditions ng mga Ilocano…,” he added. (Bulletin Entertainment Online)