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Richard reveals he wanted to be like this Hollywood legend!

"I think it’s because I’ve taken a commitment," Richard declares

Danielle Aquino
Danielle Aquino

5/24/2018 in News
Richard reveals he wanted to be like this Hollywood legend!

Richard Yap charmed our hearts when he rose to fame as Papa Chen in “My Binondo Girl” (2011) and Sir Chief in “Be Careful With My Heart” (2012), but he’s recently grabbed all our attention because of his super fit bod!


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Fans have noticed how fit the 51-year-old looks now and they’re all amazed by his transformation!

“I lost 20 pounds from 'Be Careful (WIth My Heart)' time. Kaya siguro may change sa itsura ko,” he revealed at his bloggers conference last night, May 23.

Just look at that body! 😍 

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When asked how he feels about fans fawning over him for his body, the “Sana Dalawa Ang Puso” star supposed that it was all due to his commitment to being fit.

“I think it’s because I’ve taken a commitment to being more fit kasi alam mo na ‘yun, as we grow older, mas mahina ‘yung metabolism natin,” Richard said. “I’ve taken it upon myself to be more active, to eat healthier, [and] I’ve incorporated all of that as a lifestyle. It shows siguro that’s why they think that nagbago itsura ko.”


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“When I’m not at work I work out 🏋️‍” he captioned his post from February 6. “I have to keep in shape and not lose the progress that I gained in the past months. This is part of my regular workout. Even if I wanted to sleep 😴 I had to get up to work out 🤣😂” 

Richard revealed that though he’s always been active, staying fit wasn’t always his goal.

“I’ve always been working out, pero dati kasi gusto kong lumaki. Ang uso kasi dati sila Arnold Schwarzenegger,” he admitted with a laugh. “‘Yun ang gusto ko, kaya lang hindi ko kaya, hindi ko ma-achieve.”

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And in order to inspire others to live a healthy lifestyle, Richard launched his own website (www.richardyap.ph)!

“It’s a way of informing my fans kung ano ‘yung mga ginagawa ko, let’s say, outside showbiz - what businesses I’m doing; sa health and fitness, what exercises I do, ano ‘yung mga gyms na pinupuntahan ko; [and] mga new things that I’m learning whether it be through fitness or through diets. All that we will make it available to those people who follow me para they can do it on their own,” he shared.

“For people who can’t afford to go to the gym, we will be showing you exercises that you can do at home,” he continued. “May mga instructional videos para makatulong din tayo sa mga tao who want to get fit.”

Aside from the health and fitness aspects of his website, Richard also noted that they might show the different sides to businesses so others can get an idea of what they can get into.   

Catch Richard every morning in “Sana Dalawa Ang Puso” alongside Jodi Sta. Maria and Robin Padilla!

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