Coming straight from her eviction last month from the latest celebrity edition of the Philippines’ longest running reality show Pinoy Big Brother, Chie Filomeno said she is honored to be launched as the 2022 calendar girl for Ginebra San Miguel.
“I really wanted to be a calendar girl and I’m so happy na ang GSM ang nakapili sa akin maging calendar girl because that means so much kasi they trust me so much also to be the face of Ginebra San Miguel. Grabe yung pressure na na-feel ko kasi yung roster nga ng calendar girl from GSM grabe you have Anne Curtis, Pia Wurtzbach, Solenn Heussaff tapos here I am, part of that legacy. So I’m very touched na Ginebra trusts me to be one of their calendar girls. To be a part of the Ginebra San Miguel family is such a big fulfillment for me. This is a dream come true. I am really happy and grateful to be a part of the brand’s legacy,” she shared during her online launch event as the newest member of the Ginebra San Miguel Inc. (GSMI) family last December 1.
As seen in the 2022 Ginebra San Miguel calendar, the 24-year-old actress showcased her many interests and passions—as a health and fitness enthusiast, a race car driver, a roller skater, a fashion trendsetter, a surfer, and a beach lover. But Chie clarified that being a calendar girl is not about showing off her sexy side but inspiring others to as confident as her.
“I’ve always been comfortable with my body kasi alam kong meron dito na petite like me, sinasabihan ng, ‘Hoy ang payat payat mo!’ So I want to be the face for those girls or kahit anong gender yan, I want to be the image for them na it’s okay to have this kind of body as long as you know you are healthy inside and out. Yun na yung pinaka importante, It is definitely beyond that. It is about being strong. It is about feeling and looking good, not just on the outside, but also on the inside. I know I am more than just a pretty face. I am more than my mistakes. I know I still have a lot to prove, not to other people, but to myself. My competition is myself and not anyone else,” she explained.
The petite actress, who is also part of the cast of the upcoming series Love in 40 Days, also shared the secret to her fitness and diet.
“I’m more about lifting weights. I avoid cardio since I’m petite. So I want to gain muscle, I want to be toned and lean. And for my diet, hindi man kayo naniniwala pero malakas talaga ako kumain. I give my body what it needs. Kasi ayoko i-deprive yung body ko eh. So that’s why I work out. Kailangan rin yung mind mo and your soul healthy din yung fini-feed mo sa sarili mo. It shows eh. I also make sure na balanced yung diet. Alam mo yung feeling kapag nakakain ka ng junk food? I really avoid pork kasi nararamdaman agad ng body natin yung bigat after eating those foods. Ang bilis mag-react ng body natin if active tayo mag-workout and also yung lifestyle natin,” she added.