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The Extreme Freshness Challenge Continues between Alex Gonzaga and Nico Bolzico

MANILA, Philippines – March 2018 – If you can’t get enough of the extreme freshness challenge between Alex Gonzaga and Nico Bolzico, you’re in for a great surprise! The two are back for round 2 of their epic battle.

Taking their battle outside the basketball court, Alex and Nico are back as Downy Sports launches the next round of the extreme freshness challenge, with Nico guesting in Alex’s latest vlog — a new arena to showcase their intense competition. In the vlog, Nico and Alex challenge each other to intense exercise drills to see who will emerge victorious while maintaining #24hrFRESHNESS with Downy Sports.


Round 1: The 24-hour All-star Freshness Challenge

The 24-hour freshness challenge started with an afternoon of intense basketball games last January 30, 2019 at Kerry Sports Manila. The celebrity-studded teams were led by actress and vlogger Alex Gonzaga, as well as soccer player and fitness enthusiast Nico Bolzico, at the helm.

Making up Team Alex were Thirdy Ravena, Michele Gumabao, Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan, and Japoy Lizardo. Team Nico, on the other hand, had Kianna Dy, Anton Del Rosario, Joanne Villablanca, and Chris Johnson. On hand to coach them were professional basketball players Marc Pingris, JC Intal, LA Tenorio, Asi Taulava, Jeff Chan, and Robert Bolick.

Showing what #24hrFRESHNESS means, the teams tested each other’s basketball smarts, sweating it out heavily, but remaining fresh all throughout, all thanks to Downy Sports – the first and only fabric enhancer in the world with 24-hour odor protection technology for clothes. The product has innovative malodor-removing technology which is activated by friction. Rubbing the clothes releases perfume bubbles that keep the fabrics smelling fresh all day long.


Round 2: Alex and Nico go head-to-head with vlog challenge

“I was so pumped up for part two of the extreme freshness battle with Alex, and I had fun shooting the vlog – it was epic! Plus, it was a great way to let people join in on the fun, and let them know that they can also experience 24-hour freshness with Downy Sports,” said Nico.

Alex agreed. “Downy Sports is amazing in keeping me fresh all day, no matter how much I sweat. We were able to put it to the test again with another intense competition between Nico and me! Just check out my vlog to find out how we went head-to-head, and you’ll see that 24-hour freshness really is possible.”

With summer fast approaching, Downy Sports’ extreme malodor protection will definitely be welcomed by thousands of Filipinos who want to embrace an active lifestyle, while enjoying 24-hour odor protection.

“High humidity is a fact of life in the Philippines, which is why people tend to sweat a lot, most especially when they engage in physical activities and sports. Unfortunately, perspiration can sometimes lead to an unpleasant stench in their clothes. We hope to address this concern with the New Downy Sports’ 24-hour deodorant protection, which promises Filipinos that they can smell and feel fresh even in extreme sweaty situations in their daily routine,” said Cedric Le Goff, Country Category Leader for Downy Philippines.

Watch Alex’s newest vlog here to discover that you don’t need to sweat the small stuff! Have an active lifestyle while staying fresh and confident with Downy Sports.

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