Jennylyn poses in underwear for Bench Body

Posted at 07/25/2012 2:00 PM | Updated as of 07/25/2012 5:08 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Actress Jennylyn Mercado is set to appear in her sexiest pictorial so far as an endorser of the underwear line of local apparel brand Bench.

After doing a sexy pictorial for the Belo Medical Group, Mercado said she also agreed to pose only in her underwear for Bench Body.

“First time ko ginawa [‘yung] underwear [pictorial],” she told ABS-CBN News, describing the experience as “syempre masaya, nakakatuwa.”

“Para lang may panggulat lang for this year,” she added.

Mercado also said she considers it a big deal to be asked to endorse underwear, considering that she is already a mother to Alex Jazz with actor Patrick Garcia. Her son is turning four next month.

Mercado is currently the girlfriend of actor-host Luiz Manzano.

Meanwhile, Mercado thanked celebrity doctor Vicki Belo for her continued support.

“Para sa ‘kin buong buhay na pasasalamat ko kay Dra. Vicki Belo dahil di n’ya ko iniwan nung buntis ako. ‘Andyan s’ya, checking up on me,” she said. “Pagkatapos ko manganak, tinulungan n’ya ko maging fit at bumalik sa dati kong shape. Better pa, ginawan n’ya ko ng billboard after giving birth.”

After giving birth, she said she sought Belo’s help right away.

“Sabi ko Dra. Belo kailangan ko ng tulong dahil s’yempre (may) stretch marks and syempre ‘pag bagong panganak may loose na skin. Andami kong maiitim na parts like ‘yung [sa] leeg, natanggal lahat,” she said.

More than regaining her sexy form, Mercado even pushed her body further with sports.

Although she has stopped training because of her daily taping schedule, she is still intent on joining a triathlon event next month, which includes running, swimming and cycling.

“Two months na ko nag-stop (ng training) pero sasali pa rin ako sa triathlon next month -- sa Iron Man sa Cebu,” she said.