Ex-Viva Hot Babe contests first Playboy bunny claim

Posted at 03/11/2013 9:22 PM | Updated as of 03/12/2013 5:58 PM
Anna Scott, former member of the sexy girl group Viva Hot Babes

MANILA – A former member of the sexy girl group Viva Hot Babes is contesting the claim of Macau-based model Arianne that she is the very first Filipina to become an iconic Playboy “bunny.”

Arianne appears on the cover of the local edition of the popular men’s magazine this month.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Anna Scott was fighting back her tears as she asked Arianne to clarify her statements about being the first Filipina bunny to work for Playboy Club.

A Playboy bunny is a waitress at the Playboy Club, a chain of nightclubs and resorts owned by Playboy Enterprises.

“Gusto ko lang sana i-clarify yung about sa Playboy Philippines na yung kasamahan ko sa Playboy na si Arianne ay nagki-claim na siya ang first Filipina Playboy ‘bunny.’ Gusto ko i-clarify iyon na sabay kaming dumating sa Macau, sabay kaming ni-launch together,” she said.

Scott said she was deeply offended by what Arianne had claimed because a lot of her friends think she lied about working in Macau.

“I got offended sa nilagay niya sa Facebook. Puwede naman niya ako kausapin na sorry hindi ko lang nabanggit ang pangalan niyo. That's okay with me. Pero yung magpe-press release ka na hindi naman totoo, ayusin mo naman,” she said.

“We all feel bad about it, nakakahiya dahil yung mga friends ko iniisip nila na 'O sinungaling ka pala.' Huwag ganun dahil ang daming tao na nakakaalam na naghirap din ako doon. Huwag naman sanang mamahiya ng tao para lang makaangat ka,” she added.

Scott said the publishing house of Playboy Philippines should also get their facts right before publishing anything.

“I-clarify din nila iyon kasi sila ang nag-publish niyan eh,” she said.

Meanwhile, the staff behind the popular men’s magazine is standing by their article in saying that Arianne is the first Filipina bunny icon.