“OH my God, yes!”
This was the emphatic answer provided by Bianca Gonzalez after she was asked if it was challenging to date a PBA player.
Spin.ph posed the question to the 30-year old TV host-model during a press conference at 55 Events Place in Tomas Morato, Quezon City where she was being promoted as the cover girl of Women’s Health Philippines in its January 2014 issue.
“Kasi they’re always so fit. There’s definitely pressure to try to be as fit," said the bright-eyed TV personality who is currently in a two-year relationship with Barako Bulls forward JC Intal.
Armed with this knowledge, Gonzalez said she uses it as motivation to keep things on an even keel with her boyfriend. The couple are both Ateneo alumni where Intal was part of the Blue Eagle squad that won the 2002 UAAP men’s basketball championship.
“In terms of personal fitness, it’s more of parang nacha-challenge ka. Your partner is so fit so gusto mo naman kahit papaano masabayan mo,” said the pretty host of the Umagang Kay Ganda morning program and the Pinoy Big Brother reality show.
Gonzalez, who espouses to “live fearlessly and commit to fitness” in the magazine’s cover feature, subscribes to her mantra.
“It also motivates you. Kasi if mga taong ganoon can train that hard, the human body is capable of training that hard kumbaga, so ikaw kaya mo din," she added.
Aside from that, the ABS-CBN talent sees no other serious challenges but admits there is “pressure to come in support and watch the games."
When asked if she makes it a point to watch her boyfriend’s games, Gonzalez said she does, but to a certain degree.
“I try when I can. Ayoko din naman ng too much na parang ‘OA naman ito lahat naman ng games,' pero kapag nag-swak yung schedules (I’m there). It’s fun naman to watch," she said.
When they aren’t together, the TV personality is also active on social media where she has two million followers on Twitter and 300,000 on Instagram. She also maintains a personal blog.
The outspoken celebrity has since harnessed her online weight in putting erring government officials to task, raising awareness on various social issues and more recently, organized a fund-raising event by selling her shoes for the benefit of super typhoon Yolanda's survivors.
“Bianca Gonzalez epitomizes what the Women’s Health reader strives to be: the best version of herself whether it’s through eating healthily, working out regularly, nurturing her relationships, and even speaking her mind on issues that move or inspire her,” said Women’s Health Philippines editor-in-chief Lara Parpan.
For 2014, the fifth anniversary of Women’s Health magazine in the Philippines, Parpan said readers should “expect issues filled with the most up-to-date information on health, fitness, weight loss, and nutrition; more of the relevant, authoritative content that Women’s Health is known for; and fun-filled flagship events such as ‘Beauty and the Beach’ in Boracay this April, and ‘Are You Game?’ later this year."
The January issue of Women’s Health with TV personality Bianca Gonzalez on the cover is available online via Summit Newsstands (www.summitnewsstand.com.ph), and in print in leading newsstands, bookstores and supermarkets nationwide for only P140 each. For more information, useful tips, and inspiring wellness posts, add MH on www.facebook.com/WomensHealthPhilippines or tweet and follow on www.twitter.com/WomensHealthPH