In many pies

Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - The Cosmo Interview -

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.

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