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Iza Calzado ready for her wedding

Beautiful and talented Iza Calzado is the newest Belo bride. She is set to wed her fiancé, tech entrepreneur Ben Wintle in a fun beach wedding very soon. 

Although she is the first person to say that juggling a super busy schedule (that involves a new TV show for ABS-CBN and shooting for a brand new film for iFlix), in between wedding preparations presents all sorts of challenges, the happy lady remains unperturbed. 

Iza’s mind is put at great ease knowing that she has people around her ready, willing and able to help and support her in any way in her journey to the next chapter of her life.  To prepare herself physically for the wedding, Iza’s go-to-clinic remains to be the Belo Medical Group (BMG) and Dr. Vicki Belo, her trusted go-to-beauty expert. “They have always taken great care of me. I love Dr. Belo, she is not just my doctor. More than that, she is my friend,” she said.

Belo bride Iza Calzado
Iza added, “I have always done RF treatments for the body such as Venus Freeze (a skin-tightening and contouring treatment that uses multi-polar radio frequency (RF) and pulsed magnetic fields to safely and evenly heat the tissue under the surface of your skin encouraging your body to produce more collagen and elastin fibers. As a result, the overlying skin is tightened, smoothened, and toned) and Exilis (works to contour the face and body by liquefying fat, as well as triggering the production of collagen to tighten skin—all without surgery).

“But since I didn’t have enough time to keep going back, Dr. Vicki Belo suggested I do Thermage (a non-invasive treatment that uses patented RF technology to tighten skin, smoothen out wrinkles, and contour the face and body. A handheld device delivers heat to the targeted area, triggering tightening and stimulating collagen production) for my loose skin on the body (from losing 100lbs before) and also for my face to stimulate production of collagen. 

“I also recently discovered the beauty of their laser treatments and have done Angel White (a revolutionary treatment that targets melanin deposit to effectively lighten skin and deliver a more even tone. There’s also a panda eye mode, which is specifically designed to lighten dark circles. It can also target spider veins and reduce facial redness) and also tried Skin Reboot (a skin firming and tightening treatment that uses mesobiolift and micro current to stimulate collagen formation for younger- looking skin).” 

Iza is bright-eyed and her future looks divine as her husband-to-be seems to complement her in a lot of ways. She says of him, “Ben and I balance each other out. I feel that we fill each other’s weaknesses with each other’s strengths. I knew he would make such an amazing father because he has been very helpful in helping me raise my step brother and of how he is with our dogs. I knew he would be a great partner in life.”

Q &A with Iza

Any other beauty regimen that you practice?

I always make it a point to cleanse and moisturize my face (Pond’s Girl Here!), I eat lots of vegetables and fruits, drink copious amounts of water, drink bone broth soup which is Rich in collagen and try to get enough sleep when I can Plus I make sure to always wear a smile on my Face. Kahit anong pagpapaganda mo, kung hindi ka masaya, hindi ka magiging truly beautiful.

What about your fiance, did he have to undergo some treatments at Belo?

Nope, none. He has never gone to any facial clinic in the PH. Ben is super low maintenance. 

What kind of wedding will you have?

Beach Wedding. Hopefully a fun One! 

How did you and your fiance meet and match?

I was hosting for the launch of Esquire magazine in 2011. He was a guest and he saw me on stage. Our common friend, Isabelle Daza, found out that Ben was asking another friend about me and was quick to pull him to me and she tapped my shoulder and said “Ben-Iza, Iza-Ben. Single-Single.” Safe to say I met my prince at the Ball. The rest is history, 

More about your fiance (his family background, profession, etc.)?

Benjamin Wintle is half British, half Filipino. Born and raised in Hong Kong. He is a tech entrepreneur and is the Founder and CEO of the app, Booky, which started as a food app and has now entered fitness and beauty space. He loves dogs and plays tennis on the weekends. 

How did you know that you were compatible enough to settle down as husband and wife?

Ben and I balance each other out. I feel that we fill each other’s weaknesses with each other’s strengths. I knew he would make such an amazing father because of how he is with our dogs and how he has been very helpful in helping me raise my step brother, i knew he would be a great partner in life, that’s what made me realize that he is the One.  

How soon do you plan to have a child and how many do you want?

Just need to finish some projects next Year so end of the next year is the deadliest deadline to start creating and hoping for a family. 

Where’s the honeymoon gonna be and how will you start your own family?

We haven’t planned it, I am still very busy with work. 

Will there be any changes (choice of roles, etc.) in your career after the wedding? 

Ben is very supportive and understanding, so in terms of roles,  I don’t see anything changing. I have been playing mother roles naman na so it’s not like that’ll be something new for me pa. Maybe will be different to execute it once I have a child of my own. I really don’t know where this road will lead me but I know that when the time comes for me to be a mother, I will take on that role as seriously as I have taken on all my other roles as an actress - probably 1000x more serious. My passion to create and express and grow as an artist will always be in me but this time it will go hand in hand with my growth as a woman, wife and hopefully a mother. 

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Topics: Iza Calzado , Belo bride , Belo Medical Group (BMG) , Dr. Vicki Belo , Ben Wintle
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