Jennylyn Mercado (MNS Photo)

Jennylyn Mercado (MNS Photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) — JENNYLYN Mercado shared she became more comfortable and confident with her body after giving birth to her son, Alex Jazz, in August 2008.

The Kapuso actress said that she grew to love and appreciate her curves. She added that it could also come with age as she’s not pressured anymore to look good for others, but rather to feel good for herself.

“For some reason, mas naging full grown woman na ako, kasi kumpleto na yung pakiramdam ko. Wala na akong fears, hindi na ako natatakot sa kahit na anong isuot ko. Siguro ganun na pag mommy, wala na akong iniisip kundi siya na lang [AJ],” she said.

Mercado, who was discovered in reality talent search “Starstruck,” also said that she did not anticipate that in her young showbiz career, she will be hailed as the sexiest Filipina by readers of popular men’s magazine FHM.

“Nagsimula ako na wholesome talaga, pa-tweetums and very conservative talaga yung family ko. Hindi pa rin ako comfortable na tinatawag ako na ganyan. Isa akong artista na mommy, na lalabas ng bahay na simple lang,” Mercado said.

As for her television career, Mercado said it pays to wait.

After the success of her 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival movie “English Only, Please!” the actress is now doing two new films, one with Sam Milby and the other with JM de Guzman, her new soap “My Faithful Husband” with rumored on-again boyfriend Dennis Trillo, a cooking show and another reality program.

The busy 28-year-old said she could not ask for more.

“Thank you Lord sa lahat ng blessings. Talagang nasa tamang timing. Naghintay lang and I think ito yung tamang panahon para tanggapin ko lahat ng dumarating kasi sayang. Pag may na-miss kang opportunity, sayang, Kaya grab lang ng grab,” she said.

She also loves doing comedy after appearing in numerous drama series.

“Mas nage-enjoy ako kasi hindi ako umiiyak, hindi ako inaapi, hindi ako sinasabunutan, hindi ako sinasampal. Palagi lang ako nagpapatawa, yun nga lang kailangan pa rin na tama ang timing, tama yung intonation and tama yung delivery mo. Hindi ako napapagod pag sa comedy,” Mercado said.

With the stars aligning for her, Mercado said she only has one dream to fulfill, and that is to find someone whom she’ll marry and raise a family with.

“Lahat naman ng mga girls gusto natin na mag walk sa aisle, ikasal at magkaroon ng kasama habang nabubuhay tayo,” she said. (MNS)