#BenchBodyLanguage: Alec Saubier

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Photography by Toff Tiozon
Grooming by Byron Velasquez
Produced by Vani Altomonte

 

As a Marketing student at DLSU, Alec Saubier knows how to effectively get a message across to a whole lot of people. The message is a positive one: the benefits of living healthy. The medium: his body, of course.

            Appearing on the student body-appraising Hotlist, Alec knows that more than becoming an object of desire (and a bunch of random social media follows and friend requests), other people’s goals can be a result of his #gains. “It’s a good way to influence people,” the 19-year-old says of the exposure from the Hotlist and #BenchBodyLanguage. “Especially because people see that I work out a lot and eat healthy.”

            On a particularly humid afternoon, BENCH BLOG strips down with Alec and talks about his plans beyond the next protein shake, and the importance of some motivational music.

 

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Hey Alec! What was it like shooting for this series?

It was my first time doing something like this. After a while, I got comfortable, especially when the photographer instructed me and told me I was doing good.

 

Having a body to show off is half the battle. What do you do to maintain it?

I play basketball a lot and of course gym. I try to gym like four to five times a week. I used to work on my chest a lot ‘cause my chest is really small. Listening to music helps while working out. I listen to a lot of rap, a lot of Kendrick Lamar.

 

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Apart from keeping fit, what are your goals after graduation?

I don’t really know but working with Nike or Adidas would be cool. Dealing with athletes would be fun, especially. And perhaps open other businesses—maybe a restaurant or bar.

 

You seem like a guy with a lot of focus. How do you like to have fun, though? Say, the ultimate vacation if money were no object?

I think I’d want to go to Europe—maybe Ibiza or Croatia, one of the beaches there. Plus I do like deep house. Or Iceland, Iceland, Iceland…it’s super nice there and it’s where they shoot Game of Thrones (laughs).

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  • Scout

    Seriously? Who wears underwear under underwear? It’s stupid.