WATCH: Ellen Adarna boxing in red underwear


Posted at Jul 15 2014 06:10 PM | Updated as of Oct 18 2016 03:27 PM

MANILA - Here's a familiar scene: Ellen Adarna boxing in a revealing outfit.

The 26-year-old actress was launched on Monday as the latest endorser of Bench Body, with no less than a grand number inspired by the "boxing video" that made her an Internet sensation in 2013.

Adarna emerged on stage in a black robe, which she then removed to reveal her red underwear and a pair of glittery boxing gloves.

She proceeded to do some stretching on the edges of the stage, which was set up as a boxing ring. As in her viral video, Adarna then exercised with a punching bag.

After a performance from several female dancers, the "Moon of Desire" actress returned on stage wearing what appears to be a black swimsuit underneath a torn football jersey.

In this part of the show, Adarna demonstrated some jump rope tricks.

She later joined several male models in their underwear, including Mister Philippines-World John Spainhour, in performing sensual dance moves to the tune of Kylie Minogue's "Slow."

'Get this body'

Speaking with reporters shortly after the number, Adarna said she takes pride in the concept of her campaign -- with the slogan "Get This Body" -- as the newest star model of Bench's underwear line.

"Kasi mahilig ako sa sports and very active ako, so 'yung manager ko, ginawa na lang niyang idea, tapos people are getting into fitness, so ginawa na lang na parang active 'yung event," she said.

Since she was seven years old, Adarna has tried out or has been actively doing different types of sports -- gymnastics, volleyball, soccer, baseball, and table tennis. She also had ballet training as a young girl.

Now considered a sex symbol and cover-girl favorite, Adarna said she did not always have the confidence she has now when it comes to showing her body and posing nude for magazines.

Asked what message she wishes to impart to other women with her daring image, Adarna answered: "I think kasi before, noong mataba ako, wala talaga akong... Wala akong ipapakita, nahihiya ako. And then only when I started working out na parang my body changed and then the way I think changed about my body."

"I'm getting more and more comfortable every year," she said.