After going through hundreds of aspiring candidates from across the Philippines, Century Tuna Superbods 2022 officially kicked off the country’s most awaited and most prestigious health and fitness competition, during the exciting VIP Night highlighted by the presentation of 32 finalists and graced by no less than Superbods celebrity ambassadors Bea Alonzo and Alden Richards.
Held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, the official venue partner for this year’s competition, the event provided the opportunity for Bea and Alden to share their inspiring stories related to this year’s Century Tuna Superbods “Stay strong to Love strong” campaign message.
“I’ve heard the stories of this year’s Superbods finalists and they are truly amazing!” enthuses Bea. “They’re proof that we can achieve a lot of things and overcome so many obstacles for the people we love. I salute this year’s finalists and wish them the best of luck in their Superbods journey.”
Just like Bea, Alden also shares his excitement for this year’s competition. “Beyond the buff body and firm and flat abs, it’s truly awesome what we can achieve when we are physically and mentally strong. As we kick off this year’s Superbods competition, let the journey of our finalists be an inspiration to be strong for the people we love and value, especially at this time when we are all trying to move forward from the pandemic.”
Hosted by Sam YG and Gelli Victor, the event was attended by select media and partners of Century Tuna who were treated to a special Century Tuna menu prepared by an internationally acclaimed and first-ever Filipina executive chef in a five-star international branded hotel in the Philippines Chef Bettina Margaret Arguelles.
The partnership between Sofitel Philippine Plaza and Century Tuna is part of Sofitel’s holistic approach to promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle by providing its guests with an oasis that is within the Metro.
From the sumptuous menu, guests were awed as the finalists took to the stage to show off their fit and healthy bodies.
In the female category, the 16 finalists are Andrea Abalos, Christelle Abello, Michelle Arceo, Xandria Bautista, Sherlyn Doloriel, Lovely Elazegui, Querubin Gonzales, Pearl Gonzalez, Julia Mendoza, Nadia Mostoles, Chrystalle Omaga, Kerri Reilly, Selena Reyes, Mia Salisbury, Vienne Shirin, and Kim Velasco.
The 16 male finalists are George Baker, Herson Barias, Kirk Bondad, James Borja, Wani Manotoc, Rj Lund, Paul Pedley, JC Perez, Gee Plamenco Jr., Patrick Ramirez, Lourd Ramos, Anjo Resurreccion, Julian Roxas, Jaime Santamaria, Daryl Soriano, and Erik Visser.
It was also the opportunity for members of the media to have a personal encounter with the finalists through one-on-one interviews, where they shared their personal stories on the competition theme “Stay strong to Love strong” which aims to uplift and encourage everyone to stay strong despite the challenges and to become better versions of themselves.
“As we are all recovering from the pandemic, we need inspiring stories that give us strength to move forward,” said Century Pacific Food Inc. (CPFI) VP and GM for Tuna Division Carlo Endaya. “We want this year’s Superbods competition to inspire and encourage everyone to pursue their health and fitness goals not just for themselves but for the people they love.”
From the press presentation, the finalists will undergo a series of digital challenges that will be posted on the Century Tuna Superbods official Facebook page and can be searched using the official #CenturyTunaSuperbods2022.
These challenges will lead up to the finals night happening on July 13, 2022 where two grand winners will receive PHP500,000 each while the two runners-up will receive ₱200,000.00 each, tax-free. All four winners will also get a year’s worth of Century Tuna products and other exciting prizes.
Visit Century Tuna's Facebook page, @centurytuna, or Instagram @centurytunasuperbods to follow the Superbod's journey. Catch the latest Century Tuna TVC starring Bea Alonzo and Alden Richards from this year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULSBwhLI1P8.