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It was only a matter of time. Ya girl Alyssa Valdez is now a cover girl.

“I wasn’t born to be a volleyball player. I just worked really hard. Hard work will always, always beat talent.” ✨ This month’s #CalyxtaGirl is none other than the Phenom Beauty herself, @alyssa_valdez2! 🖤 Catch her first cover story where she talks all about growing up in Batangas and what childhood was like prior to entering the volleyball life. Link in bio to know everything about it! #AlyssaValdezXCalyxta #CalyxtaPhenomBeauty WORDS: @gretchengatan ART DIRECTION: @margauxsue EDITORIAL ASSISTANT: @maaanfernandez VIDEO: @richieweaves PHOTO: @charismalico HMUA: Jeff de Guzman and Grace Salvador for @murielvegaperez #TeamMurielVegaPerez STYLING: @kealohagrey @poyvillamonte @theyzzahablado SPECIAL THANKS TO: @the3rdfitnesslabph

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Well at least, the girl featured in Calyxta Beauty’s April cover story. In it, the Phenom answers questions regarding her career in volleyball, and how her early life molded her into the sports icon she is today.

https://www.calyxta.com/cover-story/alyssa-valdez-phenom-beauty/

For the aspiring volleyball players out there, you might want to keep in mind Alyssa’s words: “I wasn’t born to be a volleyball player. I just worked really hard. Hard work will always, always beat talent.”

Wanna look fierce while working out? You might wanna take some pointers from this gym babe over here.

What made you decide to play for Ateneo? . (laughs) “Well, definitely one of my dream schools was really Ateneo. No question. When you’re a kid, I think one of the universities you really want to try going for is really Ateneo. So maybe that’s one of the reasons that pushed me. But I’m also really attached to UST. I grew up there, I know a lot of people there, so moving to Ateneo would mean a new environment again. But my parents really helped me decide, because it was really a big turning point in my life. And if it’s college, it’s super different from deciding where to go to for high school, right? So there. A big part of my decision was the knowledge and wisdom of my parents, and all the people who supported me since high school.” ©️ Calyxta

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