No more late nights for Jake Cuenca

by Nerisa Almo
Mar 8, 2017
Jake Cuenca: "I don't go out anymore."

To his fans and social media followers, Jake is known as a partygoer, and is frequently spotted in luxury clubs.

Stripy stripe stripe. Photo by @antonaguila Shirt and jeans from @hm

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But because of triathlon, "I don't go out anymore,” Jake said with a smile.

Jake initially got into the run-bike-swim competition because of his character for the upcoming teleserye Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin.

He fell in love with it that it became part of his lifestyle.


These days, "I sleep at 9:30 [pm] and wake up at 5:00 am. I don't go out anymore.

"A lot of my friends miss me. But they understand why I'm doing this.

"Ganun din naman ang level ng commitment na binibigay ko when it comes to work.

"It just so happen that this time around, I've really fallen in love with triathlon."

Jake added about his newfound sport, "It's really invigorating me in so many ways.

"Parang kumbaga, with the free time that I have, I wanna do things that fulfill me just as much as what acting gives to me.

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"I am so fulfilled when I act. I fee like I'm in my own space.

"With triathlon, I feel the same way.

"At saka if you wanna succeed in this, you really have to sacrifice, say goodbye to certain things."

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Jake was the one who invited Kim to the first duathlon she recently finished.

READ Kim Chiu finishes first duathlon race despite asthma attack

He resumed, "I encourage people to do it.

"In the end, when you do things like triathlon and marathon, you learn to love yourself a little bit more and believe in yourself a little bit more.

"So, I really encourage people to do it.”

"Right now, ang uso naman is to be healthy.”

NOT GIVING UP ON LOVE. Given that he sleeps early, wakes up early, and has tapings and trainings, does he still have time for love?

"Triathlon ang ginagawa ko, hindi ako naging pari," he quipped.

Triathlon has taught him to become more disciplined. When he goes out on a date, he makes sure that he goes home early if he needs to wake up early for a training the following day.

"Definitely, I still go out on dates. Pero siyempre, ano lang talaga, it's a responsibility.

"When you know that you have a training at 5 am, you can't go home late.

"I think the people naman, like a lot of friends that I have and know me respect that.

"This is something that I love to do. This is something like acting.

"So ako, hindi na nila ako pinipilit kasi hindi rin naman nila ako mapilit, e.

"Hindi na rin nila ako mapilit kasi when you train like this, 9 pm, it hits you like, 'I wanna sleep.'"

He reiterated, “I still go out on dates. I just go out on wild crazy nights."

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@juancarloscuenca on going out on a date: "Nag-triathlon lang ako. Hindi ako nagpari."

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In a separate interview, Jake said it's not yet the best time for him to fall in love again.

"I know what love is and, right now, falling in love with someone else, parang ang hirap lang.

"Sa schedule, hindi kaya talaga."


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