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May 3, 2010

Phil. Star | Body Talk with Christian Bautista

FUNFARE by Ricky Lo
April 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

For a new summer look. An image upgrade. An edgier appeal.

Those, ladies and gentlemen, are the factors that made the usually conservative, wholesome, sweet and virginal Christian Bautista shed his clothes but not (yet anyway!) his pants.

“I need to project a mature image naman,” said Christian who has just come back last week from Indonesia where he promoted his album of Bahasa songs (including Please Be Careful With My Heart, his duet with Indonesian pop singer Bunga Citra Lestari). “The Indonesians love Filipino music.”

Christian might go back there in June or July to do a concert and a movie, with a possible side trip to Malaysia and Singapore for more album promo.

Meanwhile, he has just renewed his contract with ABS-CBN, putting to rest the speculation that he’s jumping ober da bakod to another network.

“Working at ABS-CBN is like working with family and friends. I enjoy the people that I work with.”

So how did he prepare for his first ever “bold” pictorial?

“I worked out in Gold’s Gym every week...”

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