Esquire's food and drink editor said he would rather be known as a businessman and restaurant owner.
Her father feared that it was a scam, while her mother wanted her to try it.
Without her father's knowledge, Curtis then started to go to different talent agencies.
She also starred in several films like No Other Woman (2011), which grossed Php 278 million at the box office and her role in the film earned her a FAMAS Award for Best Actress.
Her other box-office hit films include Babe, I Love You (2010) and A Secret Affair (2012).
Curtis, being half-Filipino, would visit her mother's relatives in the Philippines with her family.