by Ria Francisco-Prieto
I WAS OFFERED A ONE-ON-one interview with Piolo Pascual in relation to a Timex Ironman event that will be held on Nov. 15 at Bonifacio Global City.
He was more than I expected him to be—warm, smart and, of course, very good-looking. Instead of focusing on the event, I ended up asking him beauty questions and then some. Here goes:
Why are you into running?
It fits my lifestyle. Also, with running, there is cardio involved. I get to do it even when I’m busy. You can run anywhere as long as you have the right gear.
What gear do you use?
It’s important to have the right shoes to protect the soles of your feet. Also, anything comfortable, so I can move with ease, plus my Timex watch.
What is its impact on your lifestyle?
I learned to be more disciplined and focused. I have to make time for it since I have to be aware that the next day, I still have work. It helps me take care of what’s most important, and be proactive about it, which is my health.
What products do you use?
I hardly use products. I don’t think I’m really vain. When I’m in the US though, I use a lot of moisturizers since the weather is dry. Of course, when I run, I use SPF-30 sunblock. I visit Belo for maintenance.
What’s your guilty indulgence?
I get home massage.
Who does your hair?
Peps Silvestre has been cutting and styling my hair for years.
What do you notice when you see a girl?
Do you like athletic girls?
Active girls—not necessarily athletic
I honestly use my own line available at Bench, Pure Passion. It’s fruity so it smells fresh. In fact, even on girls I prefer cologne. Nothing too strong.
Your celebrity crush?
Winona Ryder and Natalie Portman
Who are your biggest influences in life?
Two of my strongest influences in life are Mr. M—my manager Johnny Manahan—and my mom. Mr. M because without him, I wouldn’t be here. He is very hardworking, disciplined, straightforward; I learn a lot from him. I’m also close to my mom. I admire how she brought us up and the values she has instilled in me. Most importantly, she practices what she preaches.
Who do you find pretty?
Among the more mature set, who do you find beautiful?
I’ve always admired Ma’am Charo’s beauty because she’s elegant and her beauty is timeless. Also, Rio Locsin.
You endorse a lot of products. What makes you choose to endorse a product?
First, I make sure I use the product. When I’m asked to endorse a product, the more I research on its ingredients, because I feel a responsibility toward the consumer.
Any beauty secret you want to share?
Lots of sleep!
Posted October 23, 2009 09:03:00
Philippine Daily Inquirer