Former Wowowin host Herlene Nicole Budol is going all out to win the Best in Swimsuit award at the Binibining Pilipinas 2022 beauty pageant.
Herlene has been flaunting her beach-ready bod on Instagram over the past few weeks since she joined the pageant's 58th edition.
She has been, in fact, adjusting her diet to stay in shape.
"For the diet talaga tayo," Herlene told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last Monday, May 23, 2022, in an interview after touring Gateway Gallery's SiningSaysay: Philippine History in Art exhibit.
She continued, "Ang hirap kasi sanay talaga tayo kumain ng madami.
"So ngayon po, talagang kino-control na, talagang nagiging healthy-living life na ako.
"Kasi dati, kanin kung kanin. So hindi pala masyadong healthy yung super madaming kanin."
For her, it was also an act of love for her diabetic mom, "Kasi sugar siya, parang for the diabetes kagaya ng nanay ko.
"Kaya shout-out sa nanay ko, magbawas-bawas ka na ng kanin ha!"
Herlene is lucky she's not "tabain" but still, to complement her diet, she has been doing regular exercises to burn down the extra calories.
She said, "So parang ako, sinasamahan ko din ng exercise. Kailangan ko i-maintain yung sarili ko.
"Hindi porke't payat ka or chubby ka is healthy ka na. So kailangan mo pa ring pagtrabahuhan lahat.
"Proper diet, propert exercise, and sakto sa tulog and maraming tubig. Yun lang."