THERE is no doubt that new Ginebra San Miguel Calendar Girl Heaven Peralejo is a looker. But she is also a fighter who has survived a career slump, her mom having cancer, and many other challenges. “I really love my job and I was meant for this so kahit ano pang itapon nila sa akin, ilalaban ko ’to [no matter what they say about me, I will fight for this],” said the 24-year-old actress.
Peralejo admitted that before she did Nanahimik ang Gabi, for which she would later win awards and recognition as an actress.
“I was thinking kung ano ba ang susunod na work ko. I was afraid na baka di na ako gustong makita ng mga tao [maybe the public wouldn’t want to see me anymore]. Then I got the project [Nanahimik ang Gabi] and I realized that ’no, I am not going to quit. I’m going to fight for my job.’ I am grateful that I didn’t give up.”
Yes, look at her now. Peralejo is not only booked and busy, but she has also completed her Business Management degree from Southville International School.
Peralejo feels a connection with Ginebra San Miguel because when she turned 18, the first drink she had was “gin bilog” with kalamansi juice.
With the theme “Philippine Fiesta,” the 2024 edition of the Ginebra San Miguel Calendar showcases Peralejo in six vibrant fiesta layouts—Panagbenga, Lantern, Higantes, Pintados, Kadayawan, and Masskara.
What Peralejo appreciated about Ginebra San Miguel was that they never told her to go on a diet or lose/gain weight. She took it upon herself to get into shape with a mixture of Muay Thai, running, tennis and walking every day. She also strictly followed OMAD, or the one meal a day diet.
“I was, too, hard on my self, I wasn’t seeing results but Ginebra talked to me. They said you already got it, ‘We love you for who you are and we want to show that it’s more than just a body type, it’s about the confidence.’ And that really helped,” said Peralejo.
Personally, my favorite layout is where Peralejo’s look draws inspiration from the Pintados Festival in Leyte. It’s where she is showcased alongside intricate body paintings. Pintados is a festival that pays homage to the pre-Spanish tradition of warrior tattooing, where the bravest warriors showcased their valor through intricate ink designs. I like this layout because Peralejo is both sexy and strong and this is the woman she represents herself to be.
By the way, this edition of the Ginebra San Miguel calendar also has a QR code that consumers can scan using their smartphones to see Heaven Peralejo’s calendars come to life, showing behind-the-scenes videos of her calendar girl photoshoots, and a special message to her fans and followers.
THE SCENTS OF K-POP IDOLS
W.Dressroom is known as the fragrance brand of K-pop idols. Jungkook of BTS is said to use April Cotton, a citrus musk scent that mixes the freshness of lime with the soft and sweet scent of vanilla.
Kang Daniel was spotted using the variant No. 2 Coconut. Han Seung-woo and Choi Byung-chan, formerly from the group Victon, like No. 49 Peach Blossom.
W.Dressroom is now available in the Philippines at SM Megamall, SM Clark, SM Southmall DS, SM North Edsa, SM Calamba, SM Bacoor, SM Fairview, SM DS Cebu, and Pampanga.
These would make great holiday gifts and stocking stuffers. There are over 30 captivating scents to choose from. Prices start at P199 for the 30ml, P349 for the 70ml, P599 for the 150ml, and the FEBCLEAN Collection for only P649.
Aside from No. 97, the other scents are:
• No.40 Chic Amber. An aqua scent that blends musk and green apple.
• No.45 Morning Rain. This will remind you of the clean, calm and moist scent of blooming flowers from a refreshing breeze at dawn.
• No.49 Peach Blossom. This is a sweet blend of fresh and juicy sweet peaches with hints of floral.
• No.214 Hazelnut in Chocolate. This has the aroma of creamy chocolate cake and a sweet cup of chocolate latte.
• No.314 Strawberry in Cream. This scent is sweet, like a bite of strawberry cake, with fragrant strawberries and soft vanilla cream.
Image credits: Ginebra San Miguel and W.Dressroom