During the press conference for his latest GMA-7 show, “SRO Cinemaserye’s Hot Mama,” the 31-year-old looker said, albeit half-jockingly, that his aim is to be as buff as Hollywood actor Gerard Butler in the movie, “300.”
“It’s not yet apparent now because I’m in that stage when I’m still massing up,” he said. “But wait till I start toning my muscles...”
It is recalled that Wendell was one of the most physically fit Bench model years back. However, he suffered an injury that prevented him from maintaining his physique.
“The year I had to lay low from working out because of the injury was when Dingdong Dantes became a sensation in one of the Bench underwear shows. I’m happy it happened to him...he’s a fellow Kapuso and a good friend,” said Wendell.
Asked in jest if he is just doing this in contest with younger actors such as Aljur Abrenica who made waves in last year’s underwear show, Wendell denied it, saying “I just want to look hot---hotter.”
“My keeping fit is more for work. If you look good, then you’re more likely to have more projects,” he explained.
Wendell stands 5”10’ and currently weighs around 190 lbs. He aims to go down to 175 lbs, all-beef.
Even with his present vital stats, Wendell remains, in showbiz speak, “delicious.” This, more people will realize when the Eugene Domingo-starrer, “Hot Mama,” starts airing on March 11.
According to a GMA-7 press release, the comedienne plays the role of Dr. Lola Cardenas, an alluring psychiatrist/sex therapist popularly known as Hot Mama. She hosts a late night radio program where she gives sex and relationship advice to callers who ask questions about love and intimacy.
Lola displays a very liberal and open-minded personality as Hot Mama but unknown to many, she's an old maid who leads a simple, carefree life---and she hasn't found her Mr. Right yet.
Eventually, Hot Mama meets Randy (name of Wendell’s character) afterwhich she...feels the earth move.
“I have had crushes on women who are older than me even before I entered showbiz. Two of these were Eula Valdes and Jean Garcia. It's not impossible,” he said.
Has he ever gotten indecent offers from older women? And what was the most tempting bait?
“World tour. Turned it down.”
source: JOJO P. PANALIGAN / mb.com.ph