With a 60th birthday on the horizon, Ms. Vilma Santos is hotter than ever. The ICON, whose sophisticated-chic- style inspired the many Filipinas around the world. Any way you consider it, Mayor Vi looks simply great. And not just in that cliché’s left-handed-compliment way of "great---for her age." For most us, the fountain of youth is a kind of holy water. And Ate Vi, the best example of a woman who is fabulous at any age. For Mayor Vi, happiness means kinetics of both body and mind. No amount of living and learning has closed off her youthful curiosity or positive outlook. "I’m so blessed and I can’t ask for more and I’m a very happy person," she admits. “But that’s because I choose to be happy. You know, we get down, but then we get right back up. And marami tayong pinagdaan ganyan.” Ate Vi, who turns 60 this November, continues.
Written by Alan Trambulo Published in V magazine Issue no. 2, 2005 (Vilma Santos Retro-folio: Beauty, Fashion, and Movie ICON)