As if taking a cue from her daytime kilig-serye “Be Careful with My Heart” character, Maya, who aspires to be a flight stewardess, Jodi Sta. Maria has just recently discovered her new love: Traveling. “As much as possible, kung kaya, gusto ko sana every 2 months nakakalabas ng country, or if not naman out of the country, sa loob ng bansa,” Jodi shares. She finds it more worthwhile to spend on travel than to shop for designer shoes and bags. She takes her son, Thirdy, along with her travels, too, so he will grow up culturally educated. “Traveling is a wonderful experience to know and learn more about other countries' culture,” she says.
For her travel essentials, she admits “'Di pwedeng 'di ko bitbit ang Gluta-C products because I use the lotion everyday. Pati ung soap and toner. Kahit tingnan 'nyo pa yung travel bag ko!” Her personal favorite is the Gluta-C Intense Whitening Lotion with SPF 25 because it feels light, provides sun protection and is easily absorbed by the skin.
Jodi has been the beautiful face and body of the whitening skincare line, Gluta-C, for years now. In her recent endorsement shoot for the brand, she excitedly raved about Gluta-C's latest products – the Gluta-C Underarm and Bikini Gel and Gluta-C Body Scrub, “I really use them. And I don't endorse products na 'di ko naman ginagamit.” No wonder, celebrity make-up artist Juan Sarte found it so easy to enhance Jodi's effortlessly-radiant look. It was a breeze, too, for sought-after hairstylist Brent Sales and celebrity photographer Raymund Isaac to bring to life the concepts.
There is no doubt that Jodi Sta Maria will reach new places and heights with the rate her career is soaring. It feels like a lifetime ago since Jodi first graced our TV screens during her Tabing Ilog days but it's as if she has not changed a bit – still looking so young and radiant. And the secret to this? Jodi shares, “Looking young is something that comes from within. So, if you have peace and you're happy, it will radiate.”