Jodi Sta. Maria: Time to celebrate

Jodi Sta. Maria: Time to celebrate

Jodi Sta. Maria has lots of reasons to celebrate. Just recently, the actress received a piece of good news that her horror film starrer Clarita is part of the Main Competition under Cinema Fantastico/ Fantasy Films and Orient Express Category at the 40th Fantasporto International Film Festival. It was the same film that bagged the Best Director award for Roderick Cabrido at the 10th Mirabile Dictu International Catholic Film Festival held in Vatican City.

Apart from having a rosy acting career, Jodi is also maintaining a good academic standing as a consistent Dean’s Lister without neglecting her mommy duties to son Thirdy. According to her, she is four months away to tucking a degree in BS Psychology. Isn’t it amazing how the 37-year-old actress could actually do all these with flying colors?

“It’s not really easy but with God’s grace, all things are possible,” said Jodi whose amusing vlogs on YouTube have so far earned for her over 100,000 subscribers. And she revealed about not being good at giving a detailed explanation on food. “Basta ’pag nagustuhan ko ang lagi ko lang sinasabi, ‘It’s very, very good (laughs).’”

What makes Jodi equally feel good is her being single. On the hot seat of Tonight with Boy Abunda (TWBA), she expressed her contentment and happiness despite being loveless. She also pointed out that being alone does not mean being lonely.

Asked about the best and worst parts of being single, she declared, “Ako, na-e-enjoy ko s’ya. Parang ito ‘yung time to really grow as an individual. You discover a lot of things about yourself. Alone does not mean lonely.”

“I just feel content kung nasaan man akong season ng life ko. I have nothing to complain because I am happy.” And even admitted that she once said in her past interview that she would not mind being single forever. 

The star of the original digital series My Single Lady, now streaming on iWant, has visibly become more mature with her choices after going through rough patches in life.

“Kahit paano, merong epekto at nakakaapekto din talaga yung journey pero kasi this is probably the longest that I’ve been single and I’ve never realized that it can be a wonderful and beautiful season pala; that you can still enjoy life and be in love with life more than ever being a single person.”

And what can change her mind?

“I think, actually right now, I have no intention (of finding a new love). Siguro, a clear direction from the Lord,” she replied.

Meanwhile, Jodi had fun revealing who among the single male celebrities she’s willing to do kissing scene with in acting projects through the show’s Yes, No, Maybe game. Read on.

Marco Gumabao — “May abs pero bagets.  So, (my answer is) maybe, hahaha.”

Joem Bascon — “Yes because, if ever, di namin first time to be together. He’s my husband in one TV soap before.” 

Gerald Anderson — “No because my bestfriend has a crush on him. I don’t want her to get hurt kaya my answer is no na lang.”

Sam Milby — “Yes, why not, hahaha.”

Piolo Pascual  — “Yes na yes. Hindi na pinag-iisipan.”

Coco Martin — “Si Coco, naku kapatid ko ito (both are under B617 Management & Enterprises). No or maybe, parang ganun because we’re not closing our doors.” 

John Lloyd Cruz — “Why not, nakaka-miss.”