After transferring networks earlier this year, Moon of Desire actress Ellen Adarna said she has always kept positive about 2014 being her year. “Wala rin naman ako masyadong ginawa dati. Parang maraming times na parang floating lang and then wala, puro lang ako exercise, ganun lang. Ngayon wala ng time mag-exercise (laughs). It looks like it kasi it's getting better naman every month so I hope. Hindi pa naman tapos yung year. Sa totoo lang I'm actually very happy with what I have right now. Kung maging ganito lang, okay and kung wala rin I guess I have to learn and be content,” she shared during her launch as a new Bench Body ambassadress held at the Bench Tower in Taguig city.
The 26-year-old sexy actress said she was so busy with work she did not have time to get into better shape for her newest and biggest endorsement. “Hindi ako nakapag-prepare dahil sa taping so hindi ako nakapag-exercise and kain lang ng kain but mga siguro the last three days nag-diet na lang ako ng konti. Pero ever since mga seven years old ako active na ako, nag-ji-gymnastics and ballet ako and volleyball, soccer and baseball. Nag-karate ako once pero hindi ako pumasa sa yellow belt. Mahilig ako sa sports and very active ako,” she explained.
Ellen said her confidence in her body grew the more fit she became. “Honestly talaga nung mataba ako wala akong ipapakita, nahihiya ako. And it's only when I started working out na parang my body changed and then the way I think about my body changed. Wala, I'm getting more and more comfortable every year,” she added.
As she joins the prestigious list of celebrities in the Bench family, Ellen said it is an unexpected blessing. “Of course super happy kasi matagal ko ng dream yung Bench na maging endorser ako and it happened. Kasi naman lahat ng malalaking stars parte ng Bench di ba? So to be part of that line-up parang what an honor. I think lahat naman nag-dream maging endorser ng Bench,” she admitted.
Even with her biggest endorsement to date, Ellen said she is not out to surpass her Moon of Desire co-star Meg Imperial. “Alam mo hindi ko naman din iniisip yan. Siya pa rin yung bida kahit papaano so baka nagkataon lang na mas marami akong projects? Ewan ko talaga. Hindi naman kami nag-co-compete on the set. Okay naman kami on set. Wala namang tensyon. Masyado kaming stress and takot sa director na magkamali so all we do is prepare, mini-memorize namin yung lines namin, sina-study namin yung script. Kasi tinatanong din kami, para kaming nag-aaral,” she admitted.
Ellen said she also can't be compared to other sexy celebrity endorsers like Solenn Heusaff and Marian Rivera. “Sus no, Solenn's so hot. Ang ganda ganda ni Solenn. Bakit may ganyan? Tigilan nila. Si Marian ay hindi rin, Marian will be Marian,” she said.
Now that her career is on the rise, Ellen said she has always been ready to face criticism from those who don't like her. “Hello, people will always have something to say because kung even nga family member mo linalait ka what more yung iba? Kung pamilya nga nagsisiraan how much more kung hindi ka nila kapamilya?” she said.