Robin Nievera loses weight to shift from being DJ to recording artist: “Everyone wants to look good, and I went through an ugly phase!”

Robin Nievera shares his experiences living separately from his parents: “But I have lunch with her [mom Pops Fernandez] every day, we have dinner every Sunday. When my dad’s [Martin Nievera] here, we have dinner with him.”


Halos hindi nakilala ng media si Robin Nievera sa isang event dahil bukod sa wala na itong balbas, mas maikli kaysa dati ang kanyang buhok at pumayat na rin ito nang husto.

Sa panayam ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) kay Robin, panay ang paalala niya sa amin na ipamalitang pumayat na siya nang todo.

“Thank you, please tell everyone that in caps!” sabi niya habang nangingiti.

Base sa pinakahuling record ni Robin, bumaba na ang timbang niya ng 35 pounds.

“Before, I’m 235 pounds. But now, I’m 190 pounds or 195? I’ll check. Maybe, 20 more pounds pa to lose.

“I’m achieving… sana 170 pounds to 175 pounds.”

Paano niya ginawa ang pagpapapayat?

“Yung gym… diet and gym—that’s it,” sagot niya.

CAREER MOVE. Wala na rin ang curly hair ni Robin.

“Yeah, it’s not nice. It wasn’t pretty!” sabay tawa niya sa sinabi.

Aminado si Robin na para sa pinasok niyang singing career ang kanyang pagpapapayat.

“Yeah, sa career plan. Everyone wants to look good, and I went through an ugly phase!” prangkahang assessment niya sa dati niyang hitsura.

“Hello! Look at my clothes I used to wear—tight shirts, big tats, big hair…

“So, I just want to try something different. Para… di ba, I was a DJ before?

“So, when I changed from being a DJ to a recording artist, I wanna try everything new—sa image—job career.”


ALL IN THE FAMILY. Si Pops Fernandez, ang mommy ni Robin, ang unang-unang natuwa dahil health buff na siya.

At ang ama naman ni Robin na si Martin Nievera ay medyo tumaba ng kaunti ngayon.

“Hehehe… you said that. Don’t quote me, be careful," biro niya sa amin.

Natatawang itinanggi ni Robin na nadagdagan ng timbang ang daddy niya.

“Well, he’s [Martin] not fat. He’s 50.

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“You know you have to give… someone like that, who still works every single day… credit for still looking like he does.

“But I never… I didn’t ask help from them. They still make fun of me for not eating rice.

“Kasi before, kumakain ako ng kanin all the time. Now, I’m trying to stop. So, they still make fun of me for not eating.

“I still eat. I still love to eat food. It’s just that I’m trying to be healthier. I just wanna look a little better.

“Now, to answer your question? None of them!” sabay tawa niya.

“I work out by myself,” dugtong niya.

“You know they’re very busy. I’ve seen my mom work out. I’ve seen my dad work out.

“So, equally, I’ve been in the gym and at diet with the both of them equally.

“But it wasn’t about them. It’s just about how much I wanted to do it.”


Hindi raw ganoon kadali ang ginawang pagpapapayat o paglu-lose ng weight ni Robin.

“Yeah, sobrang hirap—super hirap. I love to eat, e. Especially rice. When you eat Filipino food, kanin-kanin-kanin.

“I have to try to eat adobo, crispy… yun lechon... walang rice! Hirap niyan!” paliwanag niya sa kanyang diet regimen.

SINGING CAREER. Kumusta naman ang career niya bilang singer-recording artist?

“Oh, we just started. We released the album March. And we just re-launched it in ASAP.

“It’s out on mymusic.com, iTunes, any record stores. It’s called Overwait and there are two singles now—’In 3’s’…

“And we just released my other single, ’Smile,’ which I just sang a while ago.”

Hindi itinatanggi ni Robin na may impluwensiya ang kanyang Mommy at Daddy sa kanyang pagkanta.

“Of course naman. I mean, ever since I was a baby, everything around me was singing, music, tours, albums, recordings.

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“So I’ve experienced it and I wanna see if I can do it. So, that’s what I’m here now.

“Hindi siya acoustic. I have a band. Parang rock ako, pero hindi siya masyadong rock.

“More blues, more jazz. Malayo sa genre ng Mommy at Daddy ko,” pagdi-detalye niya sa kanyang singing style.


NOT LIVING TOGETHER. Noong kumustahin namin si Robin ang mommy niya, sinabi niyang okay naman silang dalawa.

Ibinalita ng PEP na maluha-luha ang Mommy Pops niya sa interview ni Gladys Reyes sa talk show nitong Moments sa Net25.

Doon napag-usapan ang pagkasabik ni Pops sa kanyang mga anak.

Sabi ni Robin, “Oh, because we don’t live in the same house anymore. I live in an apartment.

“So she lives at home in her house and I finally lived out. It’s been maybe a year and half now.

“I’m 25 now! Time to move on!” natawa niyang sabi.

“But I have lunch with her every day, we have dinner every Sunday.

“When my dad’s here, we have dinner with him.

“So, yeah, she just calls me and says let’s have lunch and then we’ll talk.

“She just misses the fact na I’m 25 na, e. Times are getting, you know…”

Sa bandang huli, tumangging kumpirmahin ni Robin kung meron na siyang lovelife sa kasalukuyan.


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