Yam Concepcion’s entryway into showbiz was marked by her daring roles. When asked whether she regrets doing such projects before, Yam says there are hints of guilt in her heart especially since she has managed to go beyond the sexy image. “Kung alam ko lang, sana hindi ko na ginawa”, the actress boldly admits. But Yam still believes that the “sexy” phase was part of her journey as an actress and she also recognizes the value of remembering one’s humble beginnings. Yam adds that she is doing everything to prove herself worthy of a spot in showbiz and that she can certainly do more than showing flesh on screen.
Yam’s hard work has indeed paid off as she successfully bagged the Primetime Drama TV Actress of the Year Award at the Guillermo Box Office Entertainment Awards. The recognition, along with the praises and hate she gets from the viewers of Halik, are all validation of her sterling performance in the teleserye. Tito Boy asks her to react about her showbiz title as the newest “Pambansang Kontrabida”. While Yam quite expected to receive such branding, she is also amused that others call her “Pambansang Kabit” instead due to the role she portrays.
But, personally, Yam does not prefer using the word “kabit” or branding someone as such. She believes that calling a person that way equates to making judgments or jumping into conclusions without knowing the entire back story. Yet, she defines “kabit” as someone who intrudes into a relationship whether married or not.
The actress is currently in a relationship with non-showbiz boyfriend Miguel Cuunijeng. Yam and Miguel have been together for four years already. Tito Boy asked Yam a hypothetical question, “What would you do if you discover that you are being cheated on?” Yam believes that cheating does not happen accidentally but a choice rather. So, when that happens, Yam knows she has to end things outright.
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