So guys, talk to your OB-Gyn, maybe we’re talking to 18 year olds, those who are seeing their OG-Gyne, ask about how you can get yourself screened or tested. Ask them about the HPV vaccine and how you can get it.
Cervical cancer is preventable, but we have to be vigilant about monitoring.
So this interview on Hello Doctor would not be complete if we don’t talk about your health and wellness practices that our viewers can follow since they look up to you. Parang, “How do I become a Cindy?” So ‘yung ugali ni Cindy hindi ko na ‘yun makukuha, pero ‘yung beauty niya, ‘yung fitness niya, pwedeng i-emulate.
Let’s talk about fitness, Cindy. What is your exercise or workout routine? And what do you do when — are there days when you don’t feel like it? Like just being a regular human being? How do you power through the lack of motivation when that happens?
CFO: Yes, I’m guilty with that, Miss Kai, because there are days when I just want to sleep all day. And I think, siguro we need to instill in our minds that, yes, it may sound cliché, but still, health is wealth.
We need to be very careful with what we eat, I don’t really follow a strict diet. I eat rice, I eat thrice a day, but not too much, because alam naman natin na rice is equal to sugar. And it’s very important that we know our limitations.
And also, for exercise naman, I have read that even if you only do a 15 to 20 minute exercise per day, be it using jumping ropes or stretching or biking, that means so much. As long as it is daily, you’re doing it daily.
So for beauty queens naman, we really follow strict fitness exercises, because we are in a competition and it’s really important to have a powerful core, because it helps you with the strength of your walk. So once you have that powerful core, it really won’t be hard for you to do the long strides.
So yes, we have our gym trainers, but for those of you who are not in the pageant scene, who are not beauty queens, you can do it at home. Like doing zumba, there are many sessions that you can watch or see online. Mayro’n sa YouTube, so just search it and then sweat it all out, and then that’s good, that makes your day.
KM: Okay, cool, so a strong core and then zumba, right? Oo, kasi for mere mortals like us, if our core is strong, that actually helps with back pain.
Pero kung gusto niyo ng lakad beauty queen and tayong beauty queen, ayon. We can Google how to strengthen our core, and I’m sure there are workouts na pwede nating sundin sa YouTube, as Cindy mentioned.
Okay, sabi nila na ‘yung fitness is actually more about what you eat. So you mentioned that you eat normally, but you eat in moderation. Pero mayro’n ka bang mga cheat days, or mayro’n bang mga days na mas strict?
CFO: A month before the competition, Miss Kai, that’s when we really follow a strict diet. I want to share this with you na during our pre-pageant activities, especially the swimsuit competition, the day before that competition, wala na kami halos kinakain, like water. Because we don’t want to be bloated on the swimsuit day. So water and then energy bars na lang, but also, no rice na.
You can eat pasta, you can eat sandwiches, but no rice. Wala na ‘yung mga super heavy meals, but the months prior to that swimsuit round, swimsuit competition, we really eat. Because you can eat as long as you do the fitness exercise after. Because you need to carbo-load.
KM: Tsaka ‘yung carbo-load for energy, ‘di ba? You had long days because you had a lot of activities.
CFO: Yeah, especially if we have practices. Matagal kasi ‘yung mga practices namin, mga 8 hours per day.
KM: My gosh, were you rehearsing in heels?
CFO: Yes! With heels on, Miss Kai.
KM: I do not envy you. So talagang ang galing, for the fact that 34 beautiful women went through the same thing, and then you emerged as one of the queens, one of the winners — that probably really said something that — you really stood out, Cindy. So that’s great.
Speaking of, so of course, beauty. It’s a beauty pageant. In terms of hair and skin care, how do you take care of your skin? What is your routine? Kasi syempre, stress also affects the skin, so how did you maintain the health of your skin? You have beautiful, glowing skin.
CFO: No, because of the ring light. Well really, Miss Kai, honestly, I have super stressed skin right now. Maybe because every day, we put on makeup for the interviews, and for the guestings. So I do have acne, I have acne marks, I have oily and even dry skin.
So parang naging combination na siya, and it’s not something that you should be ashamed of, and just embrace it because there are people who really can help you if you just show it to them. ‘Cause once you hide it most of the time, hindi nila ‘yun mapapansin, and it would be difficult for you to seek for medical attention.
So it’s really important to show it, and to embrace it, embrace your differences and imperfections. And yeah, right now, I have some acne, but I have this clinic, I’m working a very renowned clinic also, skin clinic, here in the Philippines, and they’re helping me do that treatment.
It doesn’t have to be super expensive treatment because you need to know your skin type. There are some treatments that are good for this type of skin, and then there are those na hindi hiyang. Like even with how expensive the treatment is, hindi pa rin hiyang.
So mas mabuti talaga that once we have observed something on our face, it’s really important to really seek help from any dermatologist. I really don’t advocate ‘yung para kang nagself-medicate?
Because we’re seeing a lot of people who are self medicating, maybe because of what you’re seeing online. Like, “Eto, we have this set for glowing skin, for glass skin,” and then people will purchase kasi hiyang sa kanya, but we really don’t know what effect it will cause sa atin. So please, it’s really important to visit your derma.
KM: Yeah, consult with your doctor. Because we have very different skin acidity, tsaka ‘yung needs, depende pa sa age, depende pa sa nae-expose na elements ‘yung balat.