When people think super models, they think petite frames, long necks, thin arms and legs.
Model Bubbles Paraiso dismantles that convention when she personally tells you, “I’m big-boned … malaki bones ko!”
In the recent press conference of GMA-7’s latest afternoon teleserye Kasalanan Bang Ibigin Ka?, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) had a brief chat with Bubbles who plays one of the soap’s resident mean girls. She portrays the iniquitous Jenelyn, the ex-girlfriend of Geoffrey Eigenmann’s character.
Bubbles, clad in a bright pink tube dress that emphasized her tan, was a striking sight at noon. The shine of her toasted and toned shoulders, plus her small waist was very telling of her kind of exercise regimen.
The first obvious rule of fitness she keeps— squeezing in workouts in her crazed work schedule.
She continues to attend her Plana Forma class— a 55-minute power workout that combines yoga, pilates, and dance. She adds that she kicks ass at Muay Thai sessions and finds time to run.
“Actually, konti lang yung time ko ngayon to work out,” Bubbles relays. “If I need to run, [I run] either around the village [or] kung sa’n… kung sa’n ako abutan!”
While she cannot exactly say how many times a week she exercises, Bubbles mentions, “[I workout] as often as I can kasi even if I’m watching what I’m eating—”
In a split second she takes back that last bit, “—not naman sobrang watch what I’m eating, kasi kung makikita niyo yung tweets ko, puro pagkain pa rin!"
She tells in half giggles, “I still eat a lot, but lesser meals! Dati kasi mga six meals a day ako. So ngayon, three na lang talaga.”
What exactly comprises her diet? Pizza, sashimi, sushi.
She reveals a second fitness rule: not depriving herself of cravings.
She explains, “Because the thing is with me, if I’m craving for something, I really have to have it.
When Bubbles wants pizza, a favorite comfort food hers, she lets herself indulge in a slice or two. She knows that if she substitutes the food she craves for with a healthier choice, like a sandwich for instance, her body will still yearn for pizza. There'll be payback time if she ends up eating both the sandwich and slice of pizza.
“After kainin ko yung sandwich, yung katawan ko, hinahanap talaga yung pizza. Hindi ako titigil hanggang hindi ko nakakain yung pizza na yun, so madodoble-doble siya talaga!