Report: Arvin Cabachete | Writer & Correspondent
Photos: JR Noses | Chief Photojournalist & Photo Editor
The star studded finale night of this year’s Century Tuna Superbods Ageless contest was held last April 12 at Cove Manila. Two sets of winners was declared for two different categories: Superbods for those 18-37 and Ageless for those age ranges from 38 to 50.
Maureen Montagne and Jules Aquino emerged winners in the Superbods Category. Anthony Wahl and Bella Ysmael was declared second place.
Being fit knows no limit for Angel Jones, 39, and Johann Ludovica, 42, as they top the Ageless Category. Leaving behind them are Mica Fuentes and Jerome Salvado as 1st runner-up
2018 Century Tuna Superbods Ageless winners are @missangeljones and @johannludovica They will each receive P500,000 in cash. They will also each receive an appliance showcase worth P250,000 from Indesit, Mabe, and Philips; an editorial campaign contract from Zalora; a training contract from Star Magic; a 1-year unlimited elite membership at Gold’s Gym; a May 2018 Mega Magazine supplement feature; P5,000 worth of Vansydical Sportswear; and a special prize from Cove. Congratulations #centurytunasuperbods #centurytunaageless
Each winners receive P500,000 in cash. They also each receive an appliance showcase worth P250,000 from Indesit, Mabe, and Philips; an editorial campaign contract from Zalora; a training contract from Star Magic; a 1-year unlimited elite membership at Gold’s Gym; a May 2018 Mega Magazine supplement feature; P5,000 worth of Vansydical Sportswear; and a special prize from Cove
Aside from the main winners, special awards are also given:
- Congeniality Award: Jules Aquino & Anna Cope
- Photogenic Award: Marc Dungo & Maureen Montagne
- Ultimate Transformation Award: Jerome Salvado & Michelle Garcia
- Vansydical Athletic Pair: Marc Dungo & Margaret Chua Lao
- Underpants Run Winners: Jules Aquino & Amanda Villanueva, Grech Go & Margaret Chua Lao
- Zalora Runway Award: Ari Simangan & Queenie Rehman
- Superbod Beachbod: Tommy Tiangco & Maureen Montagne
- Ageless Beachbod: Rob Geronimo & Glenda Bayona
- Arya Social Media Award: Kim Ross Williams
- People’s Choice Award: Tommy Tiangco & Michelle Garcia
- Ultimate Challenge Champions: Anthony Wahl & Maureen Montagne, Grech Go & Angel Jones
- Runway Award: Kim Ross Williams & Jules Aquino, Johann Ludovica & Romela Nacar
- Chevrolet Trax Winner: Kim Ross Williams
Aside from being fit and sexy, the contestants’ wit were also tested during the question and answer round portion.
Ask about the best trait she develop in maintaining a fit and healthy lifestyle. Maureen Montagne responded, “I think the best trait that I have developed living a healthy lifestyle has been learning discipline. It’s not just taking care of your diet, but it’s also making time to go work out, making sure that you’re always living your best lifestyle, and really putting your best foot forward in life.”
Jules Aquino was asked about the one physical thing he possessed that he can never leave without. “(The physical feature that) I couldn’t live without are my eyes. Not because I’m pretty, but because I wouldn’t be able to appreciate all the art forms. I’m a very visual person. I love to see movement. I want to see dance. You get to see culture. You could do so much by just seeing. A lot of what I do in fitness is through seeing. I try to learn, I try to understand, and I act and I execute,” Jules Aquino responded
Meanwhile, Angel Jones was asked on what advice she would give to her younger self? “The advice that I’ll give is what I tell everybody: fall in love with yourself first. Don’t go out there looking for love, because when you fall in love with yourself first, that’s when everything changes: your mental health, your physical self, your goals, your dreams, your standards. Girls! We keep our standards up here, just as high as our heels, right? So fall in love with yourself first, that’s what I would say,” Angel Jones confidently answered.
“What motivates me (to keep fit) is basically the look itself and the feeling itself. Every time I look at myself in the mirror, I get so inspired. I see the development. When you are fit and healthy, you’re going to feel that. You’re going to be less sickly, you’ll be able to do a lot of things and, definitely, (there will be) a lot of benefits. You get to enjoy life more,” Johann Ludovica responded on the question what motivates him to keep fit at his age.
The show was hosted by Luis Manzano, Rolvilson Fernandez and Gelli Victor. Brand ambassadors Alice Dixson, Ina Raymundo, Sunshine Cruz, Paulo Avelino, Matteo Guidecelli and Gerald Anderson also graced the event. This year’s panel of judges are Korina Sanchez, Ariel Comia, Greg Banzon, Kiefer Ravena, Solenn Heussaff, Francis Libiran and Tweetie De Leon-Gonzalez.