Karylle voted most fit female celebrity

Posted at 11/01/2012 4:28 PM | Updated as of 11/01/2012 11:41 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Actress and singer Karylle was named most fit female celebrity by readers of a local women's website, grabbing more than half of the total votes.

The website Female Network on Thursday said Karylle got 648 out of the 1114 total votes or 58.16%.

Karylle walks the runway at the Bench Universe fashion show held last Sept 13.

“Not many people know that she’s also a budding athlete: she’s into pilates, has tried boxing in swimming, and is an avid runner who placed second overall in the women’s division of the National Geographic Run in 2010,” the website said of the “It’s Showtime” host.

“Wow! Big thanks,” Karylle said on her official Twitter account when told of the poll results.

In the January-February 2012 issue of Women’s Health, Karylle called running her “little secret.”

“I’m always in maarte clothes or whatever, and people think this and that of me. But once I’m running, I’ll beat you,” she told the magazine.

Actress Marian Rivera finished in second place with 17.86% of the readers’ vote. The website noted that Rivera took up wushu while preparing for her role as Darna in 2009, which “played a big role in molding her knock-out bod.”

Actress and singer Agot Isidro was in third place with 12.56%. “Many have attested that this lady is a certified fitness junkie. She’s been an avid gym-goer for almost 20 years now, and she never gets bored while exercising. She also surfs and hikes in her spare time,” the website said.

Kapamilya stars Anne Curtis and Iza Calzado completed the top five.