Either in defiance or in denial of my age, I continue to celebrate life full of energy and passion. And what better way is there to defy and deny than to have a Zumba party?
In just a couple of days, my best friend Tim Yap and I had planned #TezzaZingAlongZumba at The Palace Pool Club in BGC, which had super delicious food for all the guests, along with Goldilocks cakes and Cupcakes by Sonja for those looking for munchies.
I arrived in a chauffeured, champagne-colored, convertible Volvo C70.
Overhead a drone buzzed around videoing the entire entrance, controlled by ace photographer Marty Ilagan.
Event director Javi Martinez met me along with two, hot Brazilian underwear models, Daniel and Eduardo. Both hunks were clad in skimpy red Speedos and six-packs so ripped that pan de sal would be an appropriate description.
The high-energy Zumba dancing of top certified Zumba teachers Madelle Paltu-ob and Robert Nee had everyone on the dance floor, including my dad Alex Prieto. After leading the guests in a Zumba workout, we had a dance-off with three groups contesting for the best Zumba dance.
The ZBabes of Manila Polo Club, led by Katty Qua, got a special gift from Fila for winning the #TezzaZingAlongZumba Contest, rocking to a Madonna song.
The #GirlsRunForBreakfast and #Assumption81 won as well. They received Frigga apparel, thanks to feng shui queen Marites Allen, Happy Skin from Rissa Trillo, Hearts & Bells cupcakes and Heliocare from Nikki Tang. Vita Coco gave away healthy coconut juice.
The Assumption ladies got an extra treat, thanks to Fila Philippines’ Cris Albert, who provided bubbly to the max in the Fila Cabana. Fila was so generous, giving away a pair of shoes to each guest.
Flowing Yellow Tail wines, both sparkling Bubbles and sweet Moscato, cooled off the guests from the afternoon heat. Yellow Tail is exclusively imported and distributed by Golden Wines, and is found in all major supermarkets nationwide.