Samantha Ashley Lo, 27, of Cebu, Philippines is the grand winner of the Century Tuna Superbods 2020 in the female category. The Cebuana beauty pageant veteran bested 14 other female finalists.
“Do you think social media positively or negatively affects body image for today’s youth?” Century Superbods 2019 winner Maureen Montagne asked in the question and answer portion. Lo answered, “I believe that it affects both ways actually.”
“It’s how you perceive it,” Lo continued. “It’s how you show it. I was always told that something’s always wrong with me. You know, my body’s not this way. I walk a certain way and I realize that, you know, I shouldn’t listen to those people and I found people who did love me and cherished me for who I am and all the flaws that I have so when we post on social media about body image, I always post to love yourself, to be patient with yourself, to embrace every flaw that you have and that’s all I want.”
The pre-recorded Century Tuna Superbods 2020 grand finals streamed online on September 19, 2020. The ceremony was hosted by Burmese-Australian television host Marc Nelson, 48, and Filipino actors Nadine Lustre, 26, and Alden Richards, 28.
In the male category, Sam Valdes Ajdani, 30, of Iloilo, Philippines was declared the grand winner, besting 15 other male finalists. As the grand winners, he and Lo will each receive 500,000-peso prize money, one-year membership from Gold’s Gym, 25,000 pesos worth of derma services from Dermaworld and 20,000 pesos worth of Calcium-Cee products and one-year supply of Century Tuna products.
Gold’s Gym co-presented the competition while Shakey’s, Dermaworld and Kraver’s Canteen were the major sponsors. Calcium-Cee and ASUS Philippines were the minor sponsors.
Runner-up to Lo was Miss Philippines Eco Tourism 2012 Candice Ramos, 31, of Vigan, Ilocos Sur while fitness and lifestyle coach Erie Matic, 41, of Manila, Philippines was runner-up to Ajdani. Ramos and Matic will each receive a 200,000 pesos cash prize, one-year supply of Century Tuna products and one-year Gold’s Gym membership.
The male and female finalists of the Century Tuna Superbods 2020 were revealed on March 15, 2020. The finals night was originally scheduled on April 25, 2020 but was postponed due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
This is a beautiful comeback for Lo after her controversial stint as the representative of the Philippines to Miss Grand International 2019. She was crowned Bb. Pilipinas-Grand International 2019 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on June 9, 2019.
Lo arrived late in Venezuela, the host country of Miss Grand International 2019, but was still allowed to compete. She made it to the Top 10 of the online votes but did not place overall.
On November 27, 2019, Lo officially resigned as Bb. Pilipinas-Grand International 2019. The title was transferred to Aya Abesamis.
Born and raised in Florida, United States to a Filipino-Chinese father and a Cuban-Nicaraguan mother, Lo moved to the Philippines in 2015. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Cebu.
Lo worked as an English as a Second Language instructor in Cebu. In 2017, she was crowned Binibining Cebu Tourism.
Check the complete Century Tuna Superbods 2020 results on Global Asia News. Watch the finals night here: