Behind the FHM bombshell Rachel Anne Daquis

Barry Viloria on Jul 11, 2015 01:31 PM
Behind the FHM bombshell Rachel Anne Daquis
Photo by Myk Yco (im_mykyco) taken from Daquis' Instagram (@rachdaquis13) and courtesy of FHM Philippines

There's a disillusion once you finally meet Rachel Anne Daquis, who's recently hailed one of the Philippines' sexiest 10. Past her femme fatale persona that has graced a solo FHM cover last October and her being the headliner girl at the same magazine's BroCon event this afternoon, the 27 year-old volleybelle is just your typical perky athlete who ends her every sentence with a "po."

We get to chat with Daquis before the event after seeing her most recent posts promoting BroCon.

She is still obviously overwhelmed. Otherwise, she's excited.

"I feel so elated and super thankful to all the people who voted me!" she recites. "I didn't really expect anything, much more be included in the top 10."

Daquis made it as the only athlete on the top 10 of the yearly list, one won over an online poll. She now joins the ranks of Jennylyn Mercado, Sam Pinto, Angelo Locsin, Ellen Adarna, and Solenn Heussaff--all of whom are actresses. It's a fact that still shakes her in disbelief.

"Pero wala po akong peg," she continues on idolizing someone else in terms of being 'sexy.'

Why? Well, Daquis--as an athlete--believes more on the idea of athleticism over just showing some skin.

"Kasi yung 'sexy' sakin yung athletic. Yung sexy na ngayon, super pa-sexy na!" she laughs.

It seems Daquis truly walks the talk. She's as athletic as she can be, owing her tuna commercial bod to, what else but training for the sport? When it's not the season, she does boxing, cross training, swimming, and basketball.

And what else?

"Training rin. Minsan nag-bi-beach ako. 'Pag nag-s-skip kasi ako (ng training), para akong magkakasakit. Totoo! Parang ang bigat-bigat ng feeling, parang nahihilo ako lagi," she declares.

 

Ultimately, it's about keeping an "active, healthy lifestyle," says Daquis to those who wish to have a lean and mean form like hers.

"Be inspired po. Start sa pagdisiplina para ma-reach yung goal mo."

It gets us more interested to actually check her out at BroCon to be held at SMX, Pasay City later. We finally ask what she will be wearing to the event, one she prepared only three days before by taking in "light meals lang because di naman kailangan super sexy. I really like my athletic body."

"Sporty chic," she teases.

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