It’s no secret that we Filipinos are a happy-go-lucky bunch. We get by through our penchant to entertain and be entertained. Perhaps this bubbly temperament gets us through adversities and allows us to stay afloat. The women of PLAYBOY Philippines embody this quality. Their sultry beauty, makes us feel lucky all the time. When Greta stormed into our studio she let out a spirited, “I’m here for your entertainment!” We knew at that very instant that she belongs in our roster.
Greta Gordilla was never the demure type. Her boyish moves and blunt retorts are obvious signs of a childhood spent with five male siblings. Her sharp wit and her willingness to accept any wild dare seem to contradict her delicate, curvy features. “I think I’m just fun and funny the way I am. I seem to get men’s attention kasi wala sa itsura ko ang mahiyain, and they are always surprised that I’m not only approachable, I could also be funny,” she says when asked if she has always been likeable. She has kept us company in our recent events and parties, and says she’s always willing to drop engagements just to join us. “I enjoy participating with the events of PLAYBOY. It’s always fun, the good vibes are encouraging,” she explains.
She was brought up to be hard working and patient. While many others would complain about the rigors of hectic schedules, she is feuled by the pride she gets from being busy. It’s not a surprise that her career has taken a turn onto being a sexy comedian. Greta clarifies that it took a while before she found her niche. “I tried as much as I could to follow directors’ instructions. Kaya kong umiyak, kaya ko din mag-memorize ng lines, but something seems off,” she points out. Eager to learn the ropes of acting, she has recently stripped bare for indie films and taken on cameo roles for telenovelas. She says that she has always been the “life of the set, and very friendly to everyone,” that when she is poised alongside shy actors, she gets second glances. Greta eventually got the hang of being a sexy comedian and she is now regularly cast as the shapely, quirky girl. She’s determined to build an image around it, “Gusto ko ng maging comedian. I have the goods, so I might as well work it along with that pursuit.”
You may wonder why Greta’s images in these spreads do not show her more fun, comedic side.This is because she asked us to show her more sensual side. She makes clear that “this stint in PLAYBOY pretty much balances out with the crazy lifestyle” she is starting to build alongside the television and indie film gigs. She wished to be shown in a different light. “Pag taping o kaya may shoot ng film, the characters shape my image. We can’t remove what people would label me,” she says, “to be listed as one of the ladies of PLAYBOY is an honor, and a class on its own. I always come off as kikay, but people tend to forget that I’m a comedian also and there is always something beyond this.” More than Greta’s hilarious side is her ability to tease. Here she is shown in serious, unrestrained abandon.