Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Repost From Thea Alberto of Yahoo! Southeast Asia

Getting to know Liz Uy

By Thea Alberto – November 24th, 2010

By Thea Alberto
Yahoo! Southeast Asia

Search entries for Liz Uy surged after President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III admitted they were dating—just a month after he broke up with Shalani Soledad.

People were obviously eager to learn more about the “new” girl who might, well, be the next First Lady. After all, a Malacañang wedding doesn’t seem so impossible now that presidential sister Kris Aquino admitted she loves Liz for her “Kuya” and that she would want them to have lasting happiness.

The President himself said in jest that he is entertaining the thought of having kids in the next five years, which is within his term as the country’s Chief Executive.

But Liz Uy was mum all this time—sometimes giving hints about the state of her heart via Twitter. This only made the charming chinita more mysterious.

Because, apart from the well-known fact that Liz is the former flame of actor John Lloyd Cruz (they were together for over three years) and that she is the president’s stylist, fashion industry outsiders know very little about her.

Thankfully, Liz has opened up to Yahoo! Southeast Asia and shared tidbits about her interesting job that led her closer to President Aquino.

In an email interview, the Hotel and Restaurant Management graduate of De La Salle University-College of St. Benilde shared how she landed her current (dream) job.

“I got lucky. Preview EIC Pauline Juan interviewed me and that same day I filled the position of editorial assistant and until now I’m still with them. Well, half of me,” Liz said.

The 30-year-old stunner has since gone up the ladder and is now Preview’s Fashion Editor.

A typical work day for Liz means “drowning in clothes” and rubbing elbows with the country’s brightest showbiz personalities.

“Celebrities are not what they’re perceived to be. They’re fun, down-to-earth, and easy to work with. Most importantly, [they are] very professional,” Liz said when asked about how she deals with people in her job.

Liz said she loves working with (potential sister-in-law) Kris Aquino, newsmaker Gretchen Barretto, young fashionista Anne Curtis, and admired actress Bea Alonzo.

Now, Liz is a celebrity in her own right and a fashion icon, too.

When asked about her current fashion inspirations, Liz said: “It changes, currently [I love] the cyber fashion gods—Carine Roitfeld, Anna Dello Russo, and Giovanna Battaglia.”

And her present favorite designer brand would be Yves Saint Laurent.

Liz also shares that though she prefers being away from the spotlight (she told us she’s also uncomfortable with sit down interviews), she’s “really not a shy person if you get to know me.” In fact, she can “be in front of the camera” but “only if it’s work related.”

At her young age, Liz has proven herself in her chosen field. But is she prepared to take the daunting task of being a First Lady if ever her romance with Aquino flourishes?

When asked how she is handling all the news that came out about her and the President: Liz only has this to say: “Next question please. :) .”

Reposted From Thea Alberto of Yahoo! Southeast Asia


  1. It's a first time to visit your pinoy blog,Sir Mel and am happy bout the posts here--puro na lang kasi hapon ang nababasa ko dito^_^

    Happy Thanksgiving po!

  2. Hi Clarissa,
    Yes, namimiss mo nang husto ang things Pinoy. Do you communicate with Bambie dear na naka based din sa Japan? I regularly communicate with her. Thanks for your visit and comments. God bless you all always.