Remember that hunky basketball player in the C2 commercial? Or that guy who appeared on a billboard with Anne Curtis and John Lloyd Cruz?
That's Mauro Lumba, the 22-year-old model who recently won the Century Tuna Superbod competition with Sarah Polverini.
We chatted with Mauro during his recent visit to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) headquarters for our web show, PEPtalk.
CAREER. He related that he tried his luck in modeling during a casting for Philippine Fashion Week and was lucky to be accepted for a show.
This was followed by his appearances in a string of television and print commercials for various brands, which culminated in his winning this year’s superbod competition.
But what is his biggest dream?
“Biggest dream as of now, I’m thinking Hollywood, that’s the biggest dream.”
As an actor?
“Pwede, kahit extra lang masayang masaya na ako.”
His biggest plan for the year?
“Establish a name, establish my credibility as the Century Tuna Superbod.”
If there’s one role he wants to play in a TV series or a movie, what will it be?
“It depends kung anong offer meron pero mas gusto ko mga action.”
Biggest celebrity crush?
“Solenn Heusaff and Anne Curtis.”
TAKEN. But sorry, girls, the man has admitted that he is in a relationship, going three years now and getting stronger.
The secret behind his thee-year relationship with his girlfriend, “Communication, be comfortable with each other.”
Does he see himself settling down anytime soon?
“We’re just enjoying the moment na kung pwede muna hindi isipin yun kaagad.”
What attracts him in a girl,“Ayoko ng papansin, I just want her to be herself.”
STAYING FIT. Mauro also shared some tips on achieving a fit body.
First and foremost, “I work out every day.”
He added, “Besides working out, may mental thing din, mind tricks na parang ginagawa mo para maging fit.
“I would say na think positive saka work hard, work harder.
“Yun talaga yung ilagay mo sa utak mo kasi may times na tatamarin ka.
“You have to remember why you started it.
“Actually ngayon, na-ano ako sa mga ibang types of workout naman.
“Ngayon yung ginagawa ko ngayon is more on bars, bar pulls.
“Calisthenics type, it’s like basically binubuhat mo yung katawan mo like pwede kang maka-handstand.
“It’s balance in your core saka mind and body mo, gusto ko nile-level up ko siya.”
Does he follow a diet program?
“No naman, I can eat everything pero dapat hindi ganoon ka dami saka quality foods so yun.
"I discovered certain foods at kung ano yung effect sa katawan ko.
“Parang experimentation sa sarili ko, like the best figure para sa sarili ko, sa katawan ko.
“I eat, pero healthy [food].”