One of the highlights of Lee Jeans fashion show last October 26 was JC Tiuseco’s six-pack abs.
“Parang inukit!” exclaimed some of the ladies.
But JC said it takes more than a chisel to achieve his well-toned physique.
It took him years to know, “Pa’no yung secret kung pa’no ko ma-maintain yung katawan ko nang ganun.”
What did he do?
First, he went on a diet.
The key, he said, is to eat the right food. And after achieving your desired weight, “just maintain.”
The Kapuso actor added, “My diet depends on how I look. If I think I’m getting fatter na, medyo magka-cut down na ako on carbs.”
Second, he went through a rigid gym workout.
The Survivor Philippines winner related, “Pag walang work, I go to the gym. So kunwari three times a week yung work ko, so four times na naiiwan, nag-dyi-gym ako.”
PREPARING FOR THE FASHION SHOW. Does he have any ritual before walking the runway?
“Matagal ko nang sinasabi, like a week before, sabi ko, ‘Stop na ang kumain.’”
However, “Baligtad, e. Kain ako nang kain.
“Kasi, like kanina, pagdating ko dito, ‘ang payat mo!’
“Kailangan kong kumain kasi mabilis ang metabolism ko ngayon… I can eat anything right now.
“Like kunwari ngayon, I’m playing basketball regularly. Ang bilis kong pumayat so kumakain na ako nang daily or twice a day…”
HAPPY WITH GMA-7. On TV, JC is presently busy with Temptation of Wife, the local adaptation of the famous Korean series.
He said it came a month after his previous project Daddy Dearest.
When asked if he likes the pace of his career, JC nodded.
“Steady. Okay naman. Hindi naman nababakante, like, yun nga, I’m still thankful nga sa GMA kasi dire-diretso yung work ko na binibigay nila. Hindi naman ako nababakante. I’m very happy.”
ZERO LOVELIFE. The conversation jumped to his lovelife.
He was quick to say, “Wala pa. Zero pa rin. Wala pa, e. Wala pa akong nakikilala.”
TV5 reporter and PEP contributor Arniel Serrato asked, “Hindi ka ba natatakot na baka i-question yung gender mo?”
Nonchalantly, he answered, “Hindi naman, kasi, ako naman, hindi ako nagmamadali pagdating sa lovelife. Kung meron na makikilala ko, na for me talaga, it will come.”
He’s not even dating?
“Ang tagal akong nag-hibernate, e. Hindi ako lumabas ng bahay. Hindi ako sumasama sa friends ko pag lumalabas sila.
“Nag-focus muna ako sa work. [Nagkaroon ako ng] knee Injury… Half day, sa rehab, half day, sa bahay lang….”
And most likely, home is where he’ll stay during the two-day break.
His parting shot: “Mag-join lang ako ng fun run sa [October] 31.”