For Coleen Garcia, taking on more mature roles was a rite of passage she had to undergo in order to outgrow her teeny-bopper phase and come full circle as a serious actress. It was during one summer in Maldives when she flaunted her fit physique in an impromptu photoshoot with beau Billy Crawford, causing internet frenzy as fans lauded her strong and sexy bod. Growing up surrounded by boys, Coleen never fell into the pressure of aspiring for a stick-thin figure. Instead she built up her strength and worked extra hard to achieve the strong body that he has today.
During the live cover shoot for the Cream Silk Modern Filipina event last January, we went behind that scenes as Coleen went through another transformation, shifting from soft and sweet (which she showed during the cover shoot) to strong and bold.
A fresh faced Coleen begins her transformation for her Cream Silk Preview cover.
Don de Jesus works his makeup magic on Coleen.
The before shot
Coleen strikes a pose during the live cover shoot.
Coleen shows off those deadly curves in a double slit Enzo Habulan number.
A transformed Coleen poses with her alternative Preview cover at the big reveal.
Watch the video below as she spills the beans on how she keeps those rippling abs tight and what fuels her to be a strong and empowered woman.
Photos by Majoy Siason