It's not easy playing the sang'gre role in Encantadia.
One of the most obvious reasons is the costume requires the star to show her tummy.
In the case of Sanya Lopez, being Danaya, the keeper of Brilyante ng Lupa, seems effortless, thanks to her goddess-like figure.
But what a lot of viewers do not know is that the 20-year-old actress has insecurities about her body.
Ironically, what she considers as her "problem area" is "yung sa tummy ko, yun talaga."
She adds, "Yung sa arms, medyo konti lang, e. Hindi ako masyado sa arms."
Sanya doesn't go to the gym, but she does cardio exercises sa "bahay lang" for "an hour or an a hour and a half."
She continues, "Sit ups lang, sit ups lang ako. Hindi ako yung masyado ma-work out or hindi ako masyado ma-weights."
And no matter how busy she is, she sees to it that "...siguro mga 30 minutes, nagwo-work out ako."
What if FHM asks her to grace the men's magazine's cover?
The Kapuso actress answers, "I'm thankful na naseseksihan sila. Siguro kung mabigyan ako ng ganung opportunity na [mag-pose] sa men's magazine, why not, di ba?
"It's a blessing pa rin na binibigyan ka ng ganun, na pinapahalagahan ka, kumbaga parang inilalagay ka sa ganun e bihira lang ang napipili dun.
"And why not 'di ba? Pero basta siguro paghandaan."
In the meantime, she's focused on improving her acting skills.
"Marami pa akong kailangan at gusto ko pang pag-aralan kung ano pa yung mga kailangan ko," Sanya tells PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in an interview held last March 12, at Bench Fashion Week S/S 2017.