by: Napoleon Quintos
Precious Lara Quigaman told reporters at the press conference of the new fantaserye Mutya that she is already engaged to boyfriend of two years, Marco Alcaraz.
The two are set to wed in 2012 because according to Lara, she needs to give way to the wedding of her sister this September. “Pinagiisipan namin kung May or October of 2012, pero ‘yung sister ko kasi ikakasalthis September sa UK. Kung May kami ikakasal niMarco baka konting time lang ‘yung meron kami to prepare. Baka October na nga lang.”
She clarified that she is not a believer of the “sukob sa taon” superstition, though she knows having two weddings in a family in the same year will be very expensive. “Hindi ako naniniwala sa sukob, pero naniniwala ako sa gastos, ha ha ha! Siyempre tutulungan ko pa siya sa mga gastos. ‘Yung isip ko nakatuon pa sapreparations for her (Lara’s sister) wedding. After that, kami ni Marco at least may one year pa kami para mag-prepare sa wedding naman namin.”
While some might say that actor/model Marco is very lucky to have the Miss International 2005 as his bride, Lara considers herself as the luckier one. “Si Marco kasi parang Papa ko, kahit anong away ang gawin ko sa kanya hindi niya ako pinapatulan. Siya pa ‘yung naglalambing sa akin, ‘yung nagso-sorry. Kapag may ipinabili ako sa kanya, hindi lang isa ang bibilhin niya, marami pa para may iba-iba akong choices. Tsaka kahit hindi ako magsabi, basta alam niyang may gusto ako, bibilhin niya for me. Para sa mga babae ‘yun ang hinahanap namin, na kami ‘yung aalagaan at lalambingin.”
Lara has been working hard for the past two years as part of top-rating teleseryes May Bukas Pa and Precious Hearts Romances presents Impostor, and this year she will play the mother of a young mermaid in Mutya. She explained though that even after the wedding, she will still continue doing showbiz work. But if ever Marco needs to a sexy scene for his job, the former beauty queen said, “Kung meron hindi ko na lang papanoorin para walang selosan. Ha ha ha!”