Rugby players Volcanoes on looking good and joining showbiz

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Philippine Volcanoes hunks (L-R) Harry Morris, Gareth Holgate, Andrew Wolff, and Chris Everingham


Gustong patunayan ng apat na miyembro ng Philippine National Rugby Team o mas kilala bilang Volcanoes na hindi nakakabawas sa pagkalalaki ang maging maalaga sa balat.

Bilang mga bagong endorsers ng Flawless, pinu-promote nina Andrew Wolff, Gareth Holgate, Harry Morris, at Chris Everingham ang bagong campaign ng skin care clinic para sa buwan ng Hunyo—ang Real Men Do Care.

Nakausap ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) ang apat na Volcanoes members sa kanilang photo shoot kamakailan.

Ayon kay Andrew, “You know, being real men, it’s not a usual thing for rugby players and athletes to be endorsing a brand like this.

“So, maybe we can change the stigma when it comes to males endorsing this kind of brand.”

Dagdag ni Chris, “It’s a great opportunity for us to promote a very popular brand.

"And it’s great that we can promote our sport as well and be a part of something this big.”

Para naman kina Harry at Gareth, hindi dapat maging issue ang pagsailalim ng mga kalalakihan sa skin-care procedure and treatments dahil hindi lang naman mga babae ang may karapatang magmukhang maayos at presentable.

Hindi raw dapat ikahiya ng mga kalalakihan ang pagpapa-facial.

Sabi ni Harry, “At the end of the day, everybody looks after themselves, right?

"No matter if you’re an athlete, no matter what sexual orientation—guy or girl, we all want to look good.”

Pagpapatuloy ni Gareth, “And looking good gives us confidence.

"It’s okay for us men to want to get that confidence by feeling good about ourselves.”

ON JOINING SHOWBIZ. Bukod sa pagiging endorsers nila, maituturing na ring celebrities ang Volcanoes dahil sa kanilang appearances at interviews sa iba’t ibang palabas sa telebisyon.

Meron na rin silang fan base.

Pero papasukin ba nila nang full-time ang showbiz bilang mga artista?

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Sabi ni Chris, “Look, aside from being an athlete, I’m a health professional and a wellness speaker. So that’s what I’m good at, I’m gonna stick with that.

"I’m not a good singer or an actor. So I’m just gonna do what I’m good at.”

May ibang pananaw naman si Gareth lalo na’t nakagawa na siya ng music video kasama ang kaibigang si Solenn Heussaff para sa single ng actress-singer.

Ani Gareth, “Yeah, I’m open to it, but I think my line is in sports.

"Maybe modeling and endorsements are okay, but when it comes to acting, I’m really not sure about that.”

Maging si Harry, na may hawig sa Hollywood actor na si Matt Damon, ay bukas din sa pagpasok sa showbiz, pero hindi raw siguro full-time.

Sabi ni Harry, “I think, as Gareth said, I think most of our talents are in sports.

"But then all of us have an entrepreneurial side...

"So if an opportunity came by where we can combine showbiz and sports, then we’ll take it.

“But at the moment, myself and Gareth and another teammate, we manage to create a show where we can travel around the Philippines.

“We actually feature rugby with the kids, so we actually show that on TV.

"And then we do challenges with the kids in the different province—whether it’s indigenous people or sports activities or eating food or something fun.

“So I mean we can do something like that and host.

“Aside from that, all of us are rugby players but rugby doesn’t pay as well as soccer, so all of us, ou know, we got academia… we got degrees in various subjects.

“Chris is a dietician and nutrionist. Gareth is in architecture, Wolfie is business and finance. Myself, I did marine biology.”

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Si Andrew ay dating aktor at TV host pero tila ayaw na niyang balikan ito ulit.

“Never,” sabi ni Andrew. “Aside from rugby, right now, I do a lot of corporate hosting.

"I think okay na ako doon. Ayoko na ng intriga.”

MOVING FORWARD. Pero mas nakatutok talaga ang Volcanoes sa paglalaro ng rugby at pagpapalawak ng awareness ng mga tao sa larong ito sa Pilipinas.

Katatapos lang nilang maglaro noong huling linggo ng Mayo para sa Asian Five Nations tournament kung saan natamo nila ang fourth place pagkatapos silang talunin ng South Korea.

Bagamat hindi sila pinalad na makakuha ng spot para sa A5N Premier Division, malaking achievement na raw ang nakamit ng team para sa bansa.

Sabi ni Gareth, “Out of 29 teams, we’re top 4 best in Asia.

"It’s a big feat for the Philippines considering, I think, five years ago we were ranked the last team in Asia.

“So, we came up in the last five years.

"Our other goal is to be in top five in the elite division. We want to try to remain in the elite division.”

Sa ngayon, nakapuwesto ang Pilipinas sa Division 1 kasama ang Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, at Singapore para sa groupings sa susunod na taon.

Tuluy-tuloy pa rin ang pag-eensayo ng Volcanoes para sa susunod na torneyong sasalihan nila, ang Rugby Sevens, na sinasabing “faster version of the game” na magaganap sa Asian Games sa Incheon, South Korea sa Setyembre.


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