In many pies
Yassi ‘s excitement is uncontainable, and right now, it’s only her impressive— and hard-earned—size 2 frame that’s keeping her from going all over the place. She belts out an incomprehensible hum as she waits for the elevator that will take her to the next shoot location. It becomes a full-blown “la la la” in the 30-second ride to the roof deck.
This is just a hint at what Yassi is: a lover of life, a trier and a doer. She’s currently floating across networks, which allows her to be more flexible in her choices. “Whoever wants to give me opportunities, I can take them,” says the Girlfriendforhireleading lady. That includes non-showbiz prospects.
She co-owns Tipsy Pig, one of the metro’s hottest nightspots. She’s there every Thursday, and she animatedly chronicles one night when the bar was so full, customers settled on soda crates. “Some people decided to just stand up. They didn’t want to leave because they liked the music!”
Yassi’s future has been set since she was six, when, after appearing in her first TV commercial, she told her parents (the family was just here on holiday) she wanted to stay in the Philippines. This is where she belongs: entertaining, conversing, even off-cam pursuits take her here. Sticking her in an office would be as torturous as putting her on a treadmill. “I can’t work in a place where I have to print paper!” she says with mirth. This girl has a lot more places to go, and with a young heart for adventure and the sensibilities of a veteran, she’ll get there.
For Yassi, it’s all about passion and following her heart—and she’s at a stage of her life when she can afford it. “If you love it, it’s worth it.” Yas, indeed.