14 Apr Born This Way
CARIZZA CORTEZ also known as Cai is a movie and TV actress who had played various roles in “Here Comes the Bride,” “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank” (Cinemalaya), “Maximus and Minimus” (Cinema One Originals), “Ang Turkey Man ay Pabo Rin” (Cinefilipino). Cai is also part of the upcoming movie “Starting Over Again,” starring Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga. In this feature, Cai portrays the role of a strong woman, a role that she fills even beyond the photographs.
What’s the most favorite role that you’ve played so far and why?
My role as Max in “Maximus and Minimus because it isn’t the usual portrayal of a plus sized woman. Plus size actresses are usually typecasted as kontabida, atribida, chismosa, or the butt of jokes. As Max, I was a middle class woman who owns a bookstore and lives a normal life (complete with an active sex life).
What is your dream role?
Maging bold star! I want the world to realize that being sexy isn’t only realized by being a size 2! Sexiness is the way you carry yourself, your self-respect and confidence. And most especially, your mind. I want people to see that you can be sexy even though you don’t fall into the usual category of what society dictates as sexy.
On Cai: Shoes by Nere Ku; Hand-knitted fringe collar by Tipay Caintic.