10 Volleybelles and their stunning beach-ready looks this summer
Fire emoji. (Photos taken from Rachel Ann Daquis, Melissa Gohing, and Jema Galanza via Instagram)
We’re right in the tail end of summer, and while the weather has been turning somewhat cold as the rainy season beckons, we can always count on our local volleybelles to bring on the heat.
With their dazzling mix of undeniable allure and peak athletic fitness, the players of the fastest rising sport in the country have all been flaunting the products of their training and hard work all summer long.
Call it a form of self-expression or a dash of #fitspiration, these ladies all took to social media to show off their fine physique, and then some.
1. Rachel Ann Daquis (Cignal)
The former Queen Tamaraw has been a volleyball darling for fans for a few years as a staple of both beauty, brains, and brawn.
She shows no signs of slowing down in a photo she posted on Instagram, where she’s seen rocking a sleek one-piece, with a fierce pose to boot.
2. Melissa Gohing (Creamline)
Melissa Gohing has long been an advocate of loving yourself and gaining confidence through intense workouts. In this photo, the decorated libero gives us a glimpse of what equal parts inspiration and perspiration can bright.
3. Chiara Permentilla (Adamson)
(Photo from Chiara Permentilla's Instagram @chiaramay)
Fans of Adamson’s super rookie Chiara Permentilla were found wanting when her season was cut short due to injury.
The Filipino-Italian hitter vowed to do better next season, but until then, she has been enjoying her successful first stint with the Lady Falcons by enjoying the sands of her home country in a stunning swimsuit.
4. Celine Domingo (FEU)
The UAAP’s best blocker wowed during her first year with the Lady Tamaraws with her defensive smarts, but she exchanges her fierce persona to pose for this beach photo, where she’s seen enjoying the waves, and showing off her well-toned abs.
5. Kat Tolentino (Ateneo)
Ateneo hitter Kat Tolentino was one of the key players to fuel the Lady Eagles’ run to the Final Four. After the volleyball wars, however, the 5’10” Tolentino found time to leave the city for a while to soak up some of that ‘island life.’
6. Michelle Cobb (La Salle)
After proving herself as a worthy successor to her legendary ate Kim Fajardo, La Salle playmaker Michelle Cobb also proved that she can be a full-time fitspiration in this photo from December of last year.
The UAAP champion setter (who is a swimmer, BTW) is seen in a non-matching two-piece at poolside, showing off the product of her grind with the Lady Spikers that eventually led to a title.
7. Jessma Ramos (UP)
UP middle hitter Jessma Ramos brought some much-needed energy for the Lady Fighting Maroons as they turned in a strong end to season 80.
Before work begins for season 81, though, Ramos takes some time off to enjoy the beach in a stunning floral swimsuit.
8. Jema Galanza (Creamline)
We’re cheating a bit for this one, as Jema Galanza’s artistic underwater photo was posted last July 2017.
Make no mistake though, as the now-short-haired Jema still looks as poised and stunning as she did last year.
9. Ces Racraquin (San Beda / Pocari-Air Force)
It has been a good year so far for Lady Red Spiker-slash-Lady Warrior Ces Racraquin.
After powering San Beda to a Finals appearance in the NCAA season 93 tournament, she was also signed as a high profile player by Pocari Sweat-Air Force in the PVL.
More than that, she’s slaying beyond the court as well, as the rising star is seen just soaking up all of life’s blessings in an Instagram post.
10. Amanda Villanueva (BanKo-Perlas)
For the high-flying Amanda Villanueva, strong is the new sexy.
Her belief echoed strongly August last year when she posed for a men’s magazine alongside celebrity Mara Lopez, where she more than held her own.
The former Adamson Lady Falcon and now Perlas Spiker posted this stunning photo last February, and she may be to blame for the summer heat we’ve all been experiencing.