GMA-7 talent Enzo Pineda does not want to disappoint his fans when he walks the ramp this September in the highly anticipated denim and underwear fashion show of a famous local clothing brand.
This is the reason the 24-year-old actor is busily pumping up in preparation for his catwalk in The Naked Truth: Bench Denim and Underwear show, which will happen on September 19.
Enzo said this is his third time to be part of the biennial event, where celebrities and models walk the runway skimpily clad or topless.
Enzo said he wanted his brief romp onstage to be memorable, “So siguro mag-iisip na lang ako ng something new para ma-excite ang audience natin.”
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) interviewed Enzo at GMA Artist Center's Power Up Wall Climbing event last August 28, Thursday, in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Enzo described to PEP the theme of the catwalk show, “Parang black and white ang theme, so it’s gonna be a little dark with a lot of emotions.”
PREPARATIONS. Enzo said his preparation for this year's fashion show is a lot easier than before, now that he is more physically active.
"I used to work out, go to the gym, be on a strict diet.
“Now, I’m very thankful kasi I’m into doing marathons, running, swimming, biking with my group.
"It’s not that hard for me to lose weight or gain muscles," he explained.
He said his objective is to increase his bulk, “Actually, I need to eat more.
"I’ve been burning so much because of my trainings so I need a little muscle siguro for the fashion show.”
He is showing some abs already as a result of his rigid training but he needs to work out some more to grow more muscles.
“I have to bulk up para malayo pa lang, nakikita yung definitions ng muscles ko.
"Kasi if my muscles are too small, baka malayo pa lang mahirap ring makita.”
KIND OF SEXY. To be a part of such a huge fashion event is an honor for Enzo.
Attesting to the prestige of the show, he declared, “I’m sure sa lahat ng mga artista, kahit mga tao na di rin artista, even the models, they all want to be part of Bench."
Enzo was the boy next door who made it to the grand finals of StarStruck V in 2010.
He still has his boyish charm, but Enzo is out to prove he's a grown man by doing topless pictorials and participating in fashion shows with nothing on but an underwear.
Does he see himself as sexy?
Enzo thought for a moment before answering, “I guess a different kind of sexy.
"It’s not really the type of sexy that is like a little more sensual.
“I’m the type of sexy who is athletic, the fun-loving guy type of sexy.
"Not the type of sexy doing the sensual staring.
"I’m comfortable with myself.
"That is why more people see me as someone who’s sexy.”
DREAM ROLE. What’s next for Enzo as far as his acting career is concerned?
“I wanna be part of good films and a teleserye that will satisfy my needs as an actor,” he replied.
It so happens that his home network is cooking up a new teleserye and he is part of the brew. But he's not giving out any details yet pending the go-signal from GMA 7.
But he was happy to report that it is a dream role for him, “A mixture of nice and being cocky.
"A little bit of everything.
“It’s a complex character, not the usual nice or bad… at least my character now has depth.
“I’ve been working really hard to be able to deliver sa role ko na ito.
"Not just acting-wise," he said, adding that he has to change his looks too "to match with my character’s personality.”
He hinted that the new TV series is “kinda like a Koreanovela.”
Enzo’s last teleserye was the afternoon soap opera Kakambal ni Eliana in 2013.
“It’s starting to be my year. I like it,” said Enzo, who celebrated his birthday last August 12.
He related that his patience and hard work to become a better actor are paying off.
“It’s all about right timing also.
“As an artist, you have to wait for the right opportunity, right character for you.
“Let’s face it. We just can get all the roles we want.
"Pero if it won’t benefit you as an artist or as an actor, you don’t just wanna get any role.
“You want a role that is right for you. And that will have a big impact on the viewers.
“So I’m just really excited for my new show,” he concluded.