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WHAT'S SO MYSTIFYING ABOUT MYSTICA?
There's nothing mystifying about Mystica. On the contrary, she tells everything
there is to tell. She also tries to show what others would normally hide. In the process, she charms the unbeliever. Never
mind that she does a "split" in the middle of a song, when other singers would just do a hand gesture. Never mind if you see
her 50 miles away because she glitters in the loudest colors there are. Never mind if she wears knee boots like Cher had no
right to wear it. But beneath these trappings is a beautiful, unique human being, who survived a cruel, hard life...
At 16, Mystica had to marry a 56-yr old Canadian businessman to be able to pay
off her family's debt. "I was a battered young wife, I was physically, mentally, and emotionally abused." The marriage ended
in divorce. And then she became an exotic dancer in the United States. "What is the difference between an exotic dancer and
a lap dancer?'' I asked Mystica on The Buzz last Sunday. "An exotic dancer doesn't have contact with a man's crotch while
a lap dancer touches the man. Exotic dancing is a sensous dance. I would get $50 (US Dollars) for a two-minute dance", she
explained. No wonder she is said to have recently bought a house in Quezon City for P7 Million (Pesos). She paid in cash.
While in the US, it is said she produced 3 CD's. Today, she is known in the local music scene as THE ROCK DIVA with a hit
album to her name.
A couple of months ago, Mystica was a fledgling, bright-eyed ingenue trying to
make her way into the extremely competitive music business. Today, whether you like her or not - you will not deny that in
her own way, she has arrived!
Here in this business where you have to smile generously like Mystica. She is
a combat trained warrior inside out, you don't mess around with someone like Mystica. She knows her way around.
I like Mystica. She is pleasant and affable. I can't imagine her not smiling.
Inside Studio 5 of ABS-CBN, she waives delightfully to everyone, including Kris Aquino's stalker. She walks into the studio
like a star. Each step so marked that you notice the sequined dress and the sinful red net stockings she was wearing. As soon
as she spotted me, she gave me a hug that was so assuring. "Thank you Kuya Boy", she moaned like a catwoman. Mystica is truly
original and unapologetic about who she is and what she does.
Wags and friends are currently talking about her love affair with a male sexy
dancer. She doesn't try to avoid the issue, instead, she naughtily purred at The Buzz, "Let's not talk about my love life,
let's talk about my sex life." Then she laughed in wild abandon like there is no presidential impeachment trial about to start
on Dec. 7.
You don't dare Mystica! Remember, she's a feisty, alluring, exotic warrior.
And with the least provocation, she does a "split", anytime, anywhere! Whattagirl!
BY BOY ABUDA
THE PHILIPPINE STAR ENTERTAINMENT
DECEMBER 6, 2000