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Metro Body 2024: Brent Manalo Says Small Steps Matter Most in Fitness

In achieving his fitness goals, the actor takes it one step at a time

Metro Body 2024: Brent Manalo
On Brent: Top and shorts by MILKWEAR


This year, Metro Body 2024 takes off with some of Star Magic’s brightest rising stars. The annual campaign promotes body positivity and self-acceptance.


Kapamilya artist Brent Manalo, a supporter of the advocacy, joins another season of Metro Body. For the second time, he takes on a photo shoot he is proud of. He said, “I’m all for anything that celebrates body positivity and all types of shapes and sizes, so it’s a huge honor to be part of this again.”


Last year, Brent left an impression as he modeled for the campaign alongside Luke Alford, Chico Alicaya, Argel Saycon, Paolo Gumabao, Lance Carr, Crismar Menchavez, and Ralph de Leon.


As to how he manages to prepare for a major pictorial, Brent told Metro.Style: “Of course, strict diet… and then I started working out agad.” He, too, revealed what his workout routine usually looks like. “Four days a week and then one hour. And then I try to focus on a specific muscle group each day.”


Upon being asked if he has always been serious about shaping up, Brent replied, “Honestly, in the beginning, hindi talaga. But I think nu’ng nag-start na ako, that’s when I started liking it kasi it’s more on what it does to my confidence.”


However, just as he finds joy in building his ideal body, there are times when Brent feels like he is failing at what he does and his down moments would make him half-insecure. “I still go through that now na once in a while, I’d look myself in the mirror tapos I’d feel like I don’t really like what I look like,” he imparted.


Metro Body 2024: Brent Manalo Says Small Steps Matter Most


Thankfully, Brent is toughened up by his belief that small steps truly matter most, no matter how near or far one is to fetching his grander goals. He opened up, “I try to focus on the progress also, na a couple of years ago, I felt like I was so lanky. Pero now, ’yung small difference matters to me.”


A go-getter by choice, Brent builds his ideal body by immersing in tennis and taking proper and high-protein meals. At times, he makes himself available for vacation, too, and visits attractions and destinations that don’t invite much crowd. To catch his much-intended break, he goes to the beach as well and wanders under the sea and sky.


Brent Manalo is #fitnessgoals in the gallery below:



Creative Direction by Eugene David

Editor-in-Chief: Geolette Esguerra

Sittings editors: Red Dimaandal and Grace Libero-Cruz

Art Director: Raff Colmenar

Fashion Associate: Carla Buyo

Editorial Assistant: Mika Yusay

Grooming and hairstyling by Mycke Arcano, assisted by Jam Jacobe and Elijah Uy

Styling by Josh Galang, Mai Chua, and Carlie Lajara of Mesmyrrhized by Myrrh Lao To

Videography by Florence Chee and Ara Tanagon of Spotlight Creatives Studio

Photography assistants: Aaron Ongkingco, Warren Diotay, Julius Celis, and Chris Cantos

Shot on location at VS Hotel Convention Center

Special thanks to Star Magic, Laurenti Dyogi, Thess Gubi, Frances Joson, Revin Reyes, and Jarra Tiongson

Gallery photos from @brentymanalo


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