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KD Estrada on being Flex’s first-ever cover boy: 'I’m very psyched'

A modern man on the rise, KD is ready to show he's got the goods to soar and flex his individuality!

Humility Javier
Humility Javier

5/17/2022 in News
KD Estrada on being Flex’s first-ever cover boy: 'I’m very psyched'

KD Estrada teases a “new, more mature KD” as he becomes the first-ever cover boy of Star Magic’s Flex.

On his 20th birthday last May 3, KD announced that he will be gracing the cover of Flex, a digital video magazine “that aims to end toxic masculinity and promote a new idea called modern masculinity.”

“In celebration of Star Magic's 30 years in the entertainment industry, it is my honor to announce that I, KD Estrada, will be the first cover boy of Star Magic’s Flex,” he said in the video.

“Watch me flex the uniqueness of my individuality and my body of work. Streaming very soon on ABS-CBN's YouTube channel. A new breed of gentlemen will soar and flex,” he added.

In the one-minute clip, his “Run To Me” co-star Alexa Ilacad was also shown cheering for KD in the background: “Go, KD!”

Alexa has also reached a similar milestone as the first-ever cover girl of Slay, also a digital video magazine by Star Magic.



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In a recent report by PUSH, KD admitted that he wasn’t expecting to be chosen as the first cover boy of Flex: “Of course, I was very surprised that I was even considered for this kasi I haven’t really seen myself in that certain light. Hindi ko talaga in-expect na magkakaroon ako ng ganyan at this early stage of my career. Pero overall I’m very excited. I’m very psyched about this project.”

As KD officially stepped out of his teenage years, he’s looking forward to showing the world a new side of him: one that’s more mature compared to his more known “boy-next-door” image. 

“Me just turning 20 this year, I think ngayon you will see a more mature KD. Me before, I was marketed as a boy-next-door, ‘yung teenage cute boy, ganyan. But now I think I’m ready for a level up. I wouldn’t say I’m going to go to mature roles agad, but I would say na I’m ready to step up my game. I’m ready to take on the world as a new KD,” he said.

Now that he’s set to model for Flex’s first issue, KD explained what it means for him to rise as a “modern man” and embody the concept of modern masculinity.

“For me, modern masculinity naman is embracing yourself as a man kahit anong identity mo. You could be gay, you could be straight, you could be feminine, you could be masculine. It doesn’t matter as long as you are not harming any other people. Just embrace yourself lang and love yourself for who you are,” he shared.

Star Magic cover models KD and Alexa are set to star in the iWantTFC original series "Run To Me” co-produced by Kumu. The official premiere date has yet to be announced.

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