Kapamilya actress Anne Curtis finally speaks about her controversial dress on ASAP 18 during her birthday special song number that leads arguments of netizens if whether she was pantyless or not at that time.
The dress is a creation of designer Boom Sason and its image was uploaded by Anne Curtis on her Instagram account with a caption. (see below)
“TAAAADAAA! I present to you the controversial @boomita outfit I wore for my birthday number on ASAP. As you can see we have a bodysuit with a hidden tangga to make way for the sky high slit skirt. It is made out of 2 pieces. In fact the “tangga” is made out of swimsuit material which Boom Sason is also known for making. I was completely protected. It may have seemed like a wardrobe malfunction to many but I can assure you, after making the mistake of not securing myself once I wouldn’t let that happen to me again. :) So to settle all your minds I just had to post this. Thank you to everyone that was concerned! To everyone that’s trying to make an issue out of it! Thank you! ABSCBN news just told me its their most clicked on video on their site ever! Just relax everyone! Wearing a tangga is no newbie in the industry! It’s been around since the 80’s :)”
Prior to that, celebrity stylist Pam Quinones already posted about the said issue explaining that Anne is wearing a dress with a built-in swimsuit, attached to that is our very own article.
“@annecurtissmith wore a dress w/ built-in swimsuit @boomita“@maitabaello: No panty agad? D ba pwedeng tangga muna?”
The said post was retweeted by the Kapamilya actress on her twitter account @annecurtissmith, a sign of clearing out this pantyless issue.
Prior to this, MTRCB releases statement rrgarding this issue on their Twitter account, the Movie Television Ratings and Classification Board (MTRCB) said it has “[summoned] ‘ASAP’ to gender-sensitivity investigation over alleged provocative outfit of one of its stars last Sunday.”
Anne on the other hand further explains why she remain silent until today.
“Natatawa na lang [ako], but I guess people talking about it makes it a good thing. Okay lang sa ‘kin ‘yun. Negative or positive comments, they’re always welcome. You just [have to] learn the art of deadma, and you accept what other people have to say.”
‘No wardrobe malfunction’
Referring to the high slit of her dress, Curtis told ABS-CBN News Tuesday that the outfit by designer Boom Sason was meant to offer an “illusion.”
“Boom of course knows what I was wearing, and that’s actually what our theme was eh. Because when I said I was going to get wet, kailangan may hidden tan na swimsuit because it has to have that illusion na high slit, so na-achieve naman namin. At least the illusion worked ‘di ba,” she said.
In a post on image-sharing site Instagram on Tuesday afternoon, the “It’s Showtime” host also posted photos (seen above) of her outfit, which show its two parts — a “bodysuit” which is worn underneath the dress with the high slit.
Addressing speculations that she was not wearing underwear during her performance last Sunday, Curtis light-heartedly referred to her controversial wardrobe malfunction in March 2010.
“For the people who really are believing it, come on naman. I’ve already had my fair share of wardrobe malfunction, so I think I’ve learned from that lesson. But the whole point of that dress was the illusion — na super high slit, but I was wearing a tangga swimsuit which Boom Sason is known for,” she said.
Curtis likewise addressed criticisms of her supposed lack of “originality” in her performances. Before her Rihanna-inspired number on “ASAP,” the self-confessed “non-singer” opened “It’s Showtime” early this month with a performance inspired by the Super Bowl halftime show of American singer Beyonce.
“It’s never been an issue for me, because I never hid it. I never say this was my idea. I always announce it’s inspired by Rihanna, by Beyonce, kasi gusto rin kayanin ko ‘yun,” she said.
“I don’t think there’s anything wrong if you get inspiration from other people. Kung pang-Hollywood ‘yan, kaya rin ‘yan ng mga Pinoy ‘yan ‘no. You should have that mentality — hindi lang ‘yan pang-Hollywood, kaya rin natin ‘yan,” she said.
To end with this issue, Anne did not have any wardrobe malfunction on that Diamonds song number, and it was “TANGGA” after all.