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Superman's Isabela Merced in Two-Piece Workout Gear Says "Hold On"

“Hold on, not me being yoked.”

Isabela Merced has had a pretty successful career for a 22 year old. She started out as the lead on the Nickelodeon series, 100 Things To Do Before High School. Merced played Dora The Explorer in the 2019 live-action film. She recently starred in the Sony film, Madame Web, alongside Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney, and Adam Scott. And them—boom—she's cast in Jame Gunn's new Superman movie, filming now. Merced shared a workout photo on her Instagram story, captioning it, "Hold on, not me being yoked." How does she stay so fit? Read on to see 5 ways Isabela Merced stays in shape and the photos that prove they work.


She Doesn't Make Excuses

Merced no longer makes excuses for herself and for other people. She shared to Bustle that this is what she wants to fully leave behind. "Excuses. I've stopped making as many excuses and am taking responsibility for my participation in any toxic relationships in my life. I'm leaving the victim mentality behind."


She Doesn't Follow Trends

Merced opened up about what beauty things she is interested in to Bustle. She says that she doesn't like to follow trends or popular things. "I would say what's 'in' is being comfortable, no matter the trends. I don't like to follow TikTok trends. I love fake piercings right now — fake septum, fake ear cuffs. And I love a monochromatic look. It's very satisfying to the eye."


She Does Face Masks On The Plane


Merced shared some of her skincare tips with Bustle. She says that she likes to do face masks when she travels. "Traveling always messes up my skin, so I'll do a face mask on the plane, because that's where my skin is the driest. The more hydration, the better! I've been trying the ones Cami [Mendes] sent me from Loops — they're amazing. There's one called Weekly Reset I like — you leave it on for 10 minutes, take it off, and then let the product sink in."


She Ignores What People Think

Merced opened up about her career to Teen Vogue. She says that she doesn't care what other people think of her, and is ignoring the words "good" and "bad" right now. "At the end of the day, they're just words that were made up. Concepts that we choose to believe. We have power over the importance we give to things that happen to us. We underestimate that. It's as little as taking the words and saying, 'These don't mean anything to me.'"


She Has Support

Isabel Merced/Instagram

Merced is lucky to have a lot of supportive people around her. In her Teen Vogue interview, she opened up about how her house burned down the night before an audition. Merced said that people in the neighborhood helped her get ready. "I didn't have anything on me. They dressed me up and did my hair. Everyone teamed up and tried to make it better. They were rooting for me, supporting me." 

Anna Bechtel
Anna Bechtel is a freelance writer currently based in Hamden, CT. Read more
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