Ruru Madrid happy over positive feedback to his first appearance as Ybarro

IMAGE Noel Orsal (right frame)

Ruru Madrid said that bashers pushed him to prepare intensely for the role of Ybarro in Encantadia 2016. "After po i-announce na ako po [ang] gaganap bilang Ybarro, talagang nag-pursige po ako. Kumbaga kahit puyat, pupunta po ako ng gym para mag-workout, para mag Muay Thai, mag-kickboxing, mag-boxing."




Ruru Madrid's character Ybarro finally appeared in the requel of Encantadia 2016.

He and his onscreen partner Gabbi Garcia (as Sang'gre Alena) have already shown kilig moments during the first meeting of their characters.

Ruru's first appearance received positive reactions from netizens, allowing him to become one of the trending topics on Twitter last night, July 28, aside from the show's official hashtag #EncantadiaPagsubok.



The 18-year-old actor took to his Instagram account to thank his supporters and even recalled the days when he used to get bashed for getting the coveted role.

He said in his caption: "Salamat po sa inyong lahat. Di po ako makapaniwala na ang dami pong bumilib sa akin ngayon sa kabila po ng maraming bash ang binigay sa akin nung sabihin na ako gaganap na Ybarro.

"Never po ako[ng] sumuko noon. Honestly, nasaktan po ako nung una.

"Pero na-realize ko na mali yun, na dapat wag ako magpa-apekto kaya mas lalo po ako nagpursigi sa gym, sa training, kahit walang tulog pinipilit ko para patunayan ko sa lahat ng doubters na mali sila, na kaya ko to na deserve ko 'tong role na ito.

"Kaya sa mga di naniwala sa akin nung una, salamat sa inyo dahil kayo ang nag-push sa akin na mas pagbutihan ko pa, and siyempre, sa mga walang sawang sumuporta sa akin simula una pa lang maraming maraming salamat sa inyo.

"Kayo lagi ang nagpapalakas sa akin. Kayo ang nagsisilbing inspirasyon ko. Maraming Salamat sa inyo. Mahal ko kayo lahat!"

Salamat po sa inyong lahat ???? Di po ako makapaniwala na ang dami pong bumilib sa akin ngayon sa kabila po ng maraming bash ang binigay sa akin nung sabihin na ako gaganap na Ybarro never po ako sumuko noon Honestly nasaktan po ako nung una pero narealize ko na mali yun na dapat wag ako magpaapekto kaya mas lalo po ako nagpursigi sa gym sa training kahit walang tulog pinipilit ko para patunayan ko sa lahat ng Doubters na mali sila na kaya ko to na deserve ko tong role na ito...Kaya sa mga di naniwala saken nung una salamat sa inyo dahil kayo ang nagpush saken na mas pagbutihan ko pa and syempre sa mga walang sawang sumuporta saken simula una palang maraming maraming salamat sa inyo kayo lagi ang nagpapalakas sa akin kayo ang nagsisilbing inspirasyon ko Maraming Salamat sa inyo Mahal Ko Kayo Lahat!:)

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During the grand press conference of Encantadia, Ruru admitted that he became upset upon reading negative comments when he was tapped to play the role first portrayed by Dingdong Dantes.

Read: Ruru Madrid admits getting upset with bashers after bagging Ybarro role in Encantadia



COMPARISON TO DINGDONG.
Of course, it is inevitable for Ruru to be compared with Dingdong as Ybarro.

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The young actor said during the Encantadia press conference that he already anticipated these comparisons, as he has been reading a lot of comments already about it.

"Actually, sobrang dami po, e. Sobrang dami po na nagkukumpara sa akin kay Kuya Dong.

"Sabi nga po ni Direk Mark [Reyes], nakikita po kasi nila si Kuya Dong sa kung sino si Dingdong ngayon.

"Hindi nila nakikita si Kuya Dong noong dati, kasi noong time daw na yun, si Kuya Dong chubby cheeks pa daw. Hindi pa kung gaano kaganda katawan ni Kuya Dong ngayon."

Despite the comparisons, the GMA teen actor said that his focus right now is to do better with the role given to him.

"Sobrang hindi po natin napipigilan yung comparison nila. Pero ako po, ayoko i-compare sarili ko kay Kuya Dong.

"Mas gusto ko yung kino-compare yung sarili ko sa sarili ko lang para everyday nag-i-improve ka lang."


PREPARATIONS. To prepare for his role, Ruru often went to the gym.

As early as April, he and his fellow cast members of Encantadia were already seen preparing physically for their roles.

Read: See how Glaiza de Castro, Kylie Padilla, Ruru Madrid, and Rocco Nacino are preparing for Encantadia 2016

He tried different sets of workouts and various sports.

Ruru recalled, "After po i-announce na ako po [ang] gaganap bilang Ybarro, talagang nag-pursige po ako.

"Kumbaga kahit puyat, pupunta po ako ng gym para mag-workout, para mag Muay Thai, mag kickboxing, mag boxing."

Mamaya niyo na po masisilayan si Ybarro sa #EncantadiaPagsubok after 24Oras

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"Lahat ginagawa ko para mapakita ko po sa tao na deserve ko po itong role na ito. Tinodo ko na po.

"Halos everyday po kahit may taping, may taping ngayon, sa set magwo-workout ako.

"Pinagsabay-sabay ko po like gym, Muay Thai, boxing para hindi lang po puro muscle."

In fact, it can be seen in his Instagram account that he continuously does workouts to maintain his physique.

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In fact, the young actor even showed the media a meme showing his looks then and now.



Ruru narrated how he reacted upon seeing a picture of himself when he was thirteen years old.

He said with a laugh, "May kumalat nga po na picture, thirteen years old ako, grabe yung hita at binti ko, pantay! Kumalat po!

"Nagsi-swimming ako, nakahubad ako, naka boxer shorts lang ako. Napicturan ng kaibigan ko. Noong nakita ko [ulit] yung picture, parang kilala ko 'tong taong to, ha. Pagtingin ko, ako!"

Ruru in his early days in showbiz.


The Encantadia star also had to control his diet to stay fit since he will be doing a lot of fight scenes, aside from the fact that his costume shows his biceps.

He continued, "Siguro binawasan ko lang po ng konti [yung] kanin pero nagkakanin pa rin po ako, sa gabi lang po medyo konti.

"Puro protina po, e. Sa isang araw po nakaka sampung itlog po ako. Hardboiled po pero yung white lang."

Ruru as Ybarro in Encantadia




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