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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Anyone ever been to the Philippines?! I need advice:)

So.....as many of you may or may not know, I recently landed a gig as a fitness host on a workout TV series that will air in the Philippines and parts of Asia. I am really excited about it but I need some advice! What should I see while I'm there, where should I go and what shouldn't I miss? I will be there nearly three weeks and I will be stationed in Cebu but will be traveling quite a bit to other locations for the show. **(If you don't want to read the whole thing, just skip to the last paragraph if you want to give me some advice!:)

I have been assured that the part of the Philippines we will be staying in is very safe and very nice (even though I am fully aware of the typical dangers of traveling in the Philippines).

To tell you a bit about it, I auditioned for this position over a month ago. There were a lot of women there and I actually ended up running into one of the women that I used to compete against back in the days of my Miss Fitness competitions in Arizona! Call backs were the following week and I was told it had been narrowed down to about 5 girls. It was probably about three weeks until they finally called me to tell me that indeed I had been chosen by the executive producers in Cebu!

If you want to check out the incredible production lot/campus where I will be most likely staying and filming check out www.BigFootStudios.com. The beautiful studio is LITERALLY right on the beach! The production company is very legitimate and they have worked on lots of big projects recently so I'm stoked to be working with such a great team and with such stellar facilities and equipment.

I will be filming a workout segment focused on how to achieve a "model body" and the program is tentatively called "Model Workout". They are flying out 30-40 models as well from LA to be my workout talent in the background of the show and for me to use for demonstration and instructional purposes.  The show will air on weekday mornings on a station called Fashion TV that is apparently really big in Asia:) I am filming 10 segments for two weeks worth of shows while I am there and will be very busy it sounds!

The BEST part about it is that I asked if Ryan could come with me if we paid for his ticket and they said YES! So he will be there with me throughout the filming and we will get to spend our 1 year anniversary in the Philippines together!!

So that's the basic scoop! However, getting back to any recommendations that you guys may have for me: I have been told that I will mostly be filming my workout segments in the mornings so I wouldn't be able to do any excursions that take all day, it looks like I will only have my evenings free. Anything you guys can tell me would be appreciated!

xoxo!
Chels

1 comment:

  1. I have never been to the Philippines, but this sounds like an awesome gig. I am so happy for you! It's awesome you will be able to spend time with your Hubby there. I hope all goes well. Good Luck!

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