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While many commended her well-shaped body after her bikini photos went viral on social media, Nadine Lustre also had to deal with bashers who accused her of being "pa-conservative."
According to Lustre, the photos were taken during an out-of-town trip with boyfriend James Reid and their friends.
"They weren't even legit bikini shots! I was just chilling out!" she said in an interview in the September 2016 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.
Lustre believes people tend to brand her as "conservative" because of the roles she played on TV and films.
"People can't separate me from the roles I play. That's the bad part about local showbiz. Fans get hooked on these characters," she said.
"Not once did I say that I was ever conservative," she emphasized. "I'm not conservative. I never acted like I was."
However, Lustre also clarified that she does not want people to think that she is "pakawala" (loose girl).
"But I'm never going to be santa-santita. I'm not a saint," she added.
In an interview last June, Lustre said she is not yet ready to pose in skimpy outfits. This, after the 22-year-old made it to FHM's list of the sexiest women in the country.