With a divine voice, a lovely face and a sexy body, who would not love Zsa Zsa Padilla?
Slim and fit, the Divine Diva turned 52 last week without showing any sign of aging.
Zsa Zsa shared with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) how she does it, beginning with going back to a vegan diet until she met her partner of one year, Conrad Onglao.
She was in the throes of depression at the time and as she told it, “Before I met Conrad last year, I really changed my diet.
“I said enough na, enough of this depression.
“I gained so much weight that time so I said I’m gonna change my lifestyle.
“I’m gonna go back to vegan, so nag-vegan ako no’n.”
Then she met Conrad, and it made Zsa Zsa wonder, where would they go for a date?
“Sa’n niya ko dadalhin kung Vegan ako, sobrang strict.
“So I started to eat fish again, so sabi ko sige mag-rhino vegetarian [ako].
“So after that naman, in his home, ang daming fried stuff, so naba-bad bad na naman [ang diet ko], sabi ko, ‘Oh my God!’”
WORKOUT. Having failed in her attempts at dieting, Zsa Zsa started focusing on physical exercises.
“I’m lucky that I grew up in a home with a gym,” she recalled her childhood.
Her father is Carlos Padilla Jr., a former actor who became known as a boxing referee.
“My father works out a lot until now, he’s already 81 years old, he works out.
“My dad kasi was an olympic boxer, so parang sa amin, ‘pag hindi kami nagwo-work out, nagkakasakit kami.
“My brothers and sisters do the same thing. I love to work out, I do
“It’s not something na napipilitan akong gawin, I just vary it.”
She shared that aside from the regular gym workouts, she also does Zumba and Pilates.
“So I go to the gym three times a week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday
“And then Tuesday, Thursday, I do Pilates and Zumba.
“Sometimes that changes, dati ginagawa ko three times a week yung Pilates and Zumba.
“And then there’s this one time I was bored with Zumba, I just do Pilates. You just up the hours.
“So now, with the calories na natatanggal ng Zumba, sige na."
SCOLIOTIC. Zsa-Zsa also mentioned her scoliosis, which pushes her to do more Pilates.
“I really need the Pilates because of my scoliosis, it’s to correct it.
“Even if I have metal rods, I still have posture problems.
“So Pilates helps me with that and it helps me with my core, which helps me with my singing.”
Zsa-Zsa is slated to do concert titled Beginnings on July 31, at the Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila.