“I’m crazy, fun, carefree, trustworthy, very understanding and straightforward. Most importantly, I don’t judge people. It’s not my thing,” says Ellen Adarna. Adarna, a model turned actress of Chinese and Spanish descent, has carved her way into the entertainment industry.
Coming out in Jollibee and PH commercials as well as Candy magazine in the past, Ellen’s typical girl-next-door image changed when FHM named her No. 7 in a list of the sexiest women in the world in 2012. Ellen has kept the men in Manila buzzing and the women envious because of the photos she posts on Instagram where she reveals the progress of her bikini-perfect body.
Blessed with the beauty gene and a very outgoing personality, Ellen admits she needs a lot of discipline, hard work and a very intense workout program to keep her body looking lean, toned and perfect!
Full name: Ellen Meriam Go Adarna
A lot of people have followed the progression of your perfect figure. What did you do to achieve such a beautiful body?
I’m a very active person. I was a gymnast for six years. Currently I do gymnastics in Club Gymnastica, plyometrics, weight and strength training, boxing, Muay Thai and a lot of jump rope (anywhere and everywhere)… And on my really free days I work out twice a day.
With such an insane workout regimen, what kind of diet do you have?
I eat healthy and clean 90 percent of the time which means no processed foods. I’ve been juicing every day for the past nine months. I drink at least three glasses of veggie and fruit-veggie juice daily. I actually stopped taking multivitamins as the juices are my vitamin source. (I haven’t been sick for the past nine months.)
Do you ever tan and go under the sun?
I never tan. I just turn into a tomato! Although I do want to change my skin tone, I use self/sunless tanners. Banana Boat Airbrush Self Tanner usually works for me.
What’s the best beauty advice you’ve ever received?
Drink a lot of water, get enough rest and exercise.
What beauty products can we find in your makeup kit?
MAC eyebrow pencil (Fling), Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm, RCMA foundation (I use it as concealer), Cat Chu Wink cheek tint, Shu Uemura eyelash curler
What are the top three makeup products you can’t live without?
I only have two. I can’t live without an eyebrow pencil and lip balm.
What was your latest makeup purchase?
Benefit Cream Eye Shadow
What’s your makeup style?
The only time you’ll see me made up is when I have work or an event that requires me to dress up. On normal days, it’s just my eyebrows that are done.
How do you rejuvenate your skin after a long day of shooting with a lot of makeup?
L’Oreal waterproof makeup remover, been using it for years.
As for cleansing, I just use whatever soap is available at home—Dove bar soap.
What’s the secret to having nice, beautiful skin?
A healthy lifestyle.