The heat is on as Century Tuna names 26 finalists for this year’s Century Tuna Superbods

It’s the time of the year when the hot rays of the sun lulls you to sleep with dreams of the beach and of gleaming, drop-dead gorgeous bodies with as little clothing as possible. “That’s why they are called dreams”, we often say – as we look at our distended bellies, that little love handles and the five pounds that we just can’t seem to shake off.

If only we have someone to serve as our fitness role models. 

Twenty-six men and women with bodies to-die-for and with an refreshing attitude to boot aims to serve as the country’s latest #fitspo and health and wellness role models as they battle it out as this year’s final hopefuls of Century Tuna Superbods Nation 2016, now on its tenth year.

Century Tuna Superbods Nation 2016, the biggest, hottest and most fabulous summer event brought to you by the country’s number 1 tuna, has given rise to some of the most notable names in ramp modelling including 2012 winners John Spainhour and Monika Sta. Maria; and 2014 winners Sarah Polverini and Mauro Lumba.

From hundreds of fit, sexy, and pumped up men and women who joined the go-sees all over the country, 24 finalists were chosen in a series of intense screenings and callbacks. This year’s batch of hopefuls all showed amazing potential that the competition presented 12 local pairs of finalists, instead of the initially planned nine.

Since its inception in 2006, Century Tuna Superbods search has indeed gone bigger, better, and bolder. For its 10th year, the number one tuna brand in the Philippines has reached to as far as the United States and is bringing in two more finalists from the America go-sees.

“We are very proud and excited by this year’s batch of Superbods finalists. They are all brimming with potential not just in terms of physical fitness but in terms of personality, talent and achievement. The judges will really have a tough time in choosing this year’s winners,” remarks Greg Banzon, Century Pacific Foods General Manager.“Furthermore, it’s heartening to see that the Superbods competition, after ten years, continues to inspire these young men and women to stay healthy and in shape through proper exercise and healthy diet.” 

Proving that they possess more than just a gorgeous face and body to-die-for; the finalists presented their ideals when it comes to being healthy and living a healthy life during the exciting and well-attended media presentation held recently at Valkrie at Uptown, BGC. This year’s roster also came from a very diverse background, counting mixed martial artists, models, football players, health and fitness instructors in the mix.

Emerging victorious from the rigorous screening sessions which tested the finalists as they strut their stuff on the catwalk and put their best bodies—and personalities—forward are the following:

Females:  Olivia Medina, Carmela Fernandez, Ambra Gutierrez, Nancy Leonard, Princess Abella, Maria Martinez, Cassie Umali, Mirtle Gimenez, Kaara Tan, Carla Meneses, Anja Peter, Tanya Hyde.

Males:  Jerome Tan, Ryan Sy, John Padilla, Erie Obsena, Ifran Khan, Jose Pio Luz III, Tom Esconde, Cedric Roxas, Shawn Stansbury, Ali Khatibi, Clint Bondad, Ameen Sardouk

The search will culminate in the finals night on April 10, 2016, at the ultra exclusive Palace Pool Club.

Are you rooting for someone? 

Make sure to make your vote count! Top vote online, follow these simple steps:

  • Simply download the Century Tuna Superbods App from either the Google Playstore or the App Store on Itunes.
  • Look out for and purchase selected Century Tuna Flakes in Oil in 180 grams with can toppers and scratch off a portion to reveal the unique code for viewing.
  • Input the code onto the Superbods App voting section.
  • Random, computer selected voters will get a chance to win tickets to the Superbods Nation Finals Night! Online voting is ongoing until April 2.

Suffice to say, I am already rooting for someone and I better start hoarding my favorite Century Tuna flakes in oil so I can start voting for my male and female #fitspos.

Also coming up as Century Tuna celebrates the 10th year of the Century Tuna Superbods search are the Century Tuna Superbods Nation 2016 Challenge and the Century Tuna Superbods Consumer Weekend on April 2 and 3 at the Bonifacio High Street, where you can meet and greet with past and present Superbods and some of the hottest celebrities, events sure to fire up the summer season.

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