Xian Lim seems to have it all. Aside from effortlessly charming girls and fans everywhere he goes, this 23-year-old, Filipino-Chinese hunk also hosts, models, and writes and performs his own songs. He also used to be a basketball star back in college and still plays well today, is currently learning how to draw and paint, and can play the piano—among a dozen other instruments.
“A lot of people are surprised when they see how much I do on a daily basis,” reveals Xian. “Often times, people would ask me when I would stop and take a break,” he adds with a laugh. As one of showbiz’s most sought-after talents today, Xian does have a lot on his plate. But this six-foot-two charmer always makes it a point to find time to enjoy the things most dear and important to him—fitness, food, and family.
“Because I want to be able to accomplish so many things, I can’t afford to get sick,” says Xian, who tries to be like Superman, one of his favorite fiction heroes. “Superman can do anything. He’s strong and he doesn’t get sick.”
Xian was recently chosen to become the ambassador for Avon Life Boost, Avon’s supplement line that offers balanced dosages of nutrients powered by nature’s antioxidants.
“I feel very lucky to be endorsing Avon Life Boost because it’s something that really fits my daily routine and lifestyle perfectly,” he says. Avon Life Boost offers a variety of supplement choices including Defense-C, chewable, orange-flavored Vitamin C tablets which improve immunity.
“Avon Life Boost’s supplement line gives me what I need to be able to endure the long hours at work and still perform all my tasks well,” Xian adds. But the actor also makes it a point to eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly.
“I’m into running now, but in the future, I’d really like to join triathlons,” he shares.
Aside from being a health buff, Xian is also a self-confessed foodie. “I’m a big fan of food. Eating makes me happy,” he admits. He’ll eat his favorites, chicken and fish, however way it’s cooked and prepared. Having lived and studied in the States for most of his childhood, Xian can also make dishes for himself, “I cook myself a burrito or steak, depending on what I feel like eating. If I’d make something for a girl I like, I’ll make her pasta,” he reveals.
The romantic type, Xian, who lists tragic love stories like Titanic and Pearl Harbor as his favorite films, is the kind of guy who loves preparing special dates for his significant other. This young suitor believes in the element of surprise: “I think most girls I know like surprises,” he says. “Well, except my mom, who gets mad when I surprise her,” he adds with a chuckle.
But despite having different opinions on certain things, Xian is very close to his mom, whom he considers to have significantly influenced him on his interests. “My mom worked as a piano teacher when we lived in the States. That’s where my interest in music began,” he shares.
Xian's mom is also one to dutifully look out for his son’s career and health. “Every morning I wake up to a glass of all-natural buco or fruit shake that my mom has prepared for me. It has become a ritual,” says Xian.
“I like spending my free time with my family. I’d usually ask my mom what she’d like to do, and most of the time, we’d end up taking spontaneous road trips, just driving around and visiting places randomly,” says Xian.