Mikee on her sexual orientation: ‘Girl po talaga ako'

September 17, 2019
Mikee Quintos

MIKEE Quintos is thrilled to be one of Alden Richard’s leading ladies in “The Gift” that now airs on GMA Telebabad right after “Beautiful Justice”. “I play Amor, kasamahan niyang fruit vendor sa palengke,” she says. “May lihim akong pagtingin sa kanya, pero mas crush niya si Thia Thomalia, na anak ng owner ng isang tindahan ng tela sa Divisoria. It’s so nice to work with Alden kasi despite all the big success that he is getting, he remains so humble and easy to get along with.”

Some writers say she might later on turn out to be Alden’s real love interest. “Well, hindi po natin masasabi. Kasi depende po 'yan sa magiging reaction at feedback ng audience sa story ng ‘The Gift’,” she says. “But as it is, andami na ngang namba-bash sa akin. Wala raw akong karapatang makatambal si Alden. Pero okay lang naman po, kasi part 'yung ng trabaho namin. I won’t let myself be affected by haters and bashers, kasi lagi namang nandiyan ang family ko as my support system.”

She’s happy that some fans oppose her bashers. “Nakakatuwa po kasi marami rin namang fans na nagre-remind sa’kin na they appreciate my work so mas nananalo 'yun at mas napapasaya nila ako kaysa roon sa mga namba-bash.”

Is she aware that some folks are even questioning her sexual orientation? “Yes po, aware ko sa ganyang tsismis, but dine-dedma ko na lang kasi alam ko naman kung sino ako at girl talaga ako. Hayaan na lang sila. Mas affected ako kapag ang nilalait e 'yung trabaho ko.”

Maybe it’s because the last time she had a boyfriend was in Louie Pedroso, a singer who’s part of Top One Project two years ago? “I’m actually going out on dates with someone now, pero non-showbiz, so let us allow him to keep his privacy. Actually, kilala ko na siya since our high school days. Okay lang 'yung kung anu-anong iniisip ng ibang tao against me. Hindi ko naman kailangan ang validation ng lahat ng tao para maging buo. I also don’t need to post my date sa social media para makitang masaya kami. Basta mas totoo sa akin ang nararamdaman ko.”

Despite her hectic showbiz schedule, Mikee continues her college studies at UST, where she’s taking up architecture. “Promise ko po kasi 'yun sa parents ko, na hindi ko pababayaan ang ang pag-aaral ko. So kahit nahihirapan sa management ng time and schedules ko, basta fight lang nang fight.”