Fitness has always been a part of Bretman Rock and his DNA
Fitness has always been a part of Bretman Rock’s DNA. The Cagayan-born and raised Filipino YouTube sensation and newly minted author of “You’re That Bitch: And Other Cute Lessons About Being Unapologetically Yourself” was named after two wrestlers, after all. They are Bret “The Hitman” Hart and The Rock.
During his trip to the Philippines, Rock shares his love for working out with the press, which comes so naturally to him. “Fitness is very important to me because my parents ingrained it in my brain really early on in my life. It’s become who I am, and as gay as I am, I also do feel weird when I don’t work out,” he reveals.
If there’s one thing that he learned from delving into every possible sport imaginable, it’s that he’s not a team player. He notes, “I did baseball, soccer, football…you name it, bitch, I did it. A lot of those team sports, if it taught me anything, it’s the fact that I’m not a team player, girl. I hate depending my success on other people; that’s what sports taught me.”
In a chapter entitled “Bitches Be Fighting For Me,” Bretman writes, “There was never a dull moment any time I was with my dad. We always had something to do, whether it was foraging for the plants you can eat in the jungle or watching football, which I hated. (Luckily, he didn’t make me play sports with balls.) He was okay with me being gay but he was not okay with me being lazy or inactive. So, he’d always keep us on the move—I’m still a runner today because he would take me on long runs through the countryside before I even learned how to tie my own shoelaces.”
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Bretman Rock loves being a Filipino
“Da Baddest” also shared his favorite things about being Filipino. This includes his “beautiful moreno skin” and his uniquely Pinoy personality that’s fun-loving. He shares, “I’m always laughing, I’m always singing. And I love the fact that my mom’s Filipino so [we always have] Filipino food, purr.”
If he has his own specialty, he jokes, it’s “eating it.” “I can microwave my mom’s adobo really good. The secret is 1 minute and 22 seconds. Girl, I don’t cook!”
Words Elisa Aquino
Banner Art Paulo Correa