Multi-talent puts sexy image aside to inspire fellow youths
It was this time last year when sweet and bubbly Myrtle Sarrosa took her audience by surprise when she announced plans to shed her sweet and bubbly image for a more daring and sexier persona. The cosplayer-cum-UAAP courtside reporter—the perfect girl-next-door package—posed for an FHM cover, and shortly after joined a group of bold and beautiful young women called the Star Magic Angels, whom ABS-CBN planned to groom as the next generation of vivacious villains for TV and the movies.
Sitting down with The Manila Times back then, the cosplayer-cum courtside reporter, and Pinoy Big Brother alumna explained, “I just want to show the public that I can do more than hosting, singing and dancing.”
And indeed, even as a contestant in the second season of Your Face Sounds Familiar, Sarrosa chose the likes of Marilyn Monroe to impersonate, complete with glamorously sexy costumes and breathy voicing, which The Manila Times staff had the pleasure of seeing live when she graces its 117th anniversary celebration in October 2015.
But with multi-tasker’s upcoming graduation in December at the University of the Philippines, the Broadcast Communications senior has announced anew she has decided to return to her wholesome image, especially since she is poised to march as a cum laude.
“I want to be able to inspire young girls like me to value education, study hard and believe they can achieve their dreams,” related the 21-year-old Sarrosa at her very fitting and timely launch the the face of Sisters Sanitary Napkins’ new campaign dubbed “School is School.”
A true achiever, Sarrosa proudly recalled how she determinedly pursued her studies even as she continued exploring opportunities in show business. Within the last year, she had added the titles actress and recording artist to her resume, after she was cast in the recently concluded TV series Super D, and signed on by Ivory Music for her debut album, Now Playing Myrtle Sarrosa.
“Girls can do anything they set their minds on, and for me, school should be on top of their list,” Sarrosa declared.
According to the celebrity, her endorsement campaign aims to recognize outstanding students and teachers of different schools around the country.
“It essentially aims to inspire students to finish school, which is a step closer to fulfilling their dreams,” she added. “Recently, the first set of Sisters’ Choice Awards was handed out in Norala High School in South Cotabato and later in Gingoog City Comprehensive School in Misamis Oriental. The schools were also given assistance as part of the campaign, and the campaign’s next visit will be to Davao and Negros Occidental.”
Besides the nationwide awarding of outstanding teachers and students, Sarrosa will also headline a series of mall shows together with fellow brand endorsers,
Nesh, Labb, Cath and Alex, of the Hotlegs dancers. Dubbed “I Love My Sisters Mall Concert” tour, Sarrosa and company will head to SM Dasma on August 6, SM Baguio on Augugst 20, and SM Rosales Pangasinan on August 21.
“We will also bring our show to the Kadayawan Festival at Gaisano Grand Mall in Davao on August 19, but before that, the much awaited ‘Sisters’ Day” celebration will happen on August 7 at Starmall Alabang with Nash Aguas, Joaquin Reyes, John Bermundo, Brace Arquiza and Grae Fernandez,” she excitedly rounded up.
In all her shows and appearances for this campaign—and in every other undertaking she pursues from here onward—Myrtle Sarrosa vows she will try her best to help boost the confidence of young Filipinas like her. And all she needs to do this time, is just be herself.