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Shanty : Words of warning for celebrity wannabes

  • Bruce Emond

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 19 2011   /  08:00 am

JP/R.Berto WedhatamaEntertainer Shanty was back in town last week for a whirlwind round of promotions for her new book, Bongkar Rahasia, Bagi Cerita (Revealing Secrets, Sharing Stories). The 32-year-old now resides in Hong Kong with her Ecuadorean husband, Sebastian Paredes, and infant son, Juno.

Before leaving Sunday, she answered questions about the book (co-written with Ve Handojo), which details her sometimes rocky showbiz career as an MTV veejay, TV host, actress and, most famously, a singer, and offered her advice to celebrity wannabes.

How was it promoting the book, and also being back in Jakarta?

First, my management team offered interviews to the media, but after two days the media started calling and asking to interview me about the book.

I was very surprised by the reaction. I wish I had more time here in Jakarta so I can have more time to promot...