How Zia Quizon lost more than 20 pounds

Posted at 02/28/2013 7:32 PM | Updated as of 03/01/2013 12:38 PM
Singer Zia Quizon shares how she lost over 25 pounds

MANILA, Philippines – Singer Zia Quizon admitted she started to become health-conscious after her father, the King of Philippine Comedy Dolphy, passed away and her mother Zsa Zsa Padilla found an abnormal mass in her kidney.

Speaking to ABS-CBN News, Quizon said she actually followed a healthier diet that made her lose around 25 pounds.

“I’ve been doing some Pilates and just diet, diet. When I say diet, it’s just salad instead of rice, steak instead of burger. Mga ganoon, just the healthier choice. I don’t weigh myself anymore. I just go by how I’m feeling about myself,” she said.

Quizon realized she had to take care of herself more to avoid any health problems that would worry her loved ones.

“I only tried being healthier when my mom had her health scare and when my dad passed away. Of course that puts mortality in your brain and you want to take care of yourself more and your body,” she said.

Meanwhile, Quizon takes pride to be among the country’s most beautiful women in endorsing a beauty product.

Quizon is now the newest ambassador of Avon Philippines, along with beauty queens Janine Tugonon, Shamcey Supsup and Ruffa Gutierrez, and model Georgina Wilson.

“Medyo na-pressure lang ako kasi lahat model or beauty queen so talagang nag-diet ako. It’s just really nice din to be in the same caliber as women like them. Obviously, I was an ugly duckling so medyo moment in the sun ko na ito,” she said.

Quizon said it makes her more delighted to have the full support of her mother.

“Yeah I was surprised but I was also very flattered and taken aback. My mom is super proud. It’s very touching that she is so supportive of me,” she said.

Aside from her newest endorsement, Quizon is currently working on a new album. She also regularly appears on the Sunday variety show “ASAP.”