About David Bunevacz
David Bunevacz is a tall brazen, athletic guy who stands 6’4” and weights 220 lbs. His father was a track and field coach who was one of his first motivator and inspiration as a track and field star. He was a track and field athlete, specializing in decathlon. David clarifies that the decathlon is “the most grueling, most demanding” of all competitions. In the two days of a decathlon, there are 10 events to compete in, five per day. His fortes are the Shot put, Discus and especially the Javelin Throw(during a workshop he was giving at the Rizal Coliseum, David threw a javelin from a standing position and it landed just a couple of meters short of the existing Philippine record, which was thrown after the usual running start). The other events are the 110-metre hurdles, 1500-metre run, and the Pole Vault, which he has difficulty with because of his height. A world-class decathlete should have a total of 7,700 points. At 21, David had already achieved 7,350. David Bunevacz says that decathletes train 5 days a week, 8 hours a day, just like having a regular job. Except that on their lunch breaks, they drink their lunch as a protein shake.
David Bunevacz was often misunderstood for being too cocky and smug about his athleticism but he reasons that he is not over confident at all. His confidence is just being mistaken for that, he just needs to be secure with himself especially since he was going for the Olympic gold where he had to be more sure of himself and not put any doubts. He stresses that confidence is vital to be in tune with his body, to be unshakeable and immovable, sustaining the mind, day in and day out, even in practice.
David Bunevacz went to the ivy league university, UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles) in 1988 and graduated at 1993 with a degree in Business Management, majoring in Sociology. At that time, he set the university record for the javelin throw and was the team captain of the track team. When David Bunevacz was in the team, he had a spine injury due to weight lifting, which his coaches strongly disagreed on. Fortunately, the injury was operated on and has had no adverse effect with his daily life.
David Bunevacz’s credentials were faxed by UCLA to a Mr. Go, who later introduced him to then Philippine Sports Commission Chairman, Philip Juico. He offered him a very humbling salary to train in track and field to represent the Philippines in any international sporting event, such as the SEA games or the Olympics. David gladly complied, he trained to represent the Philippines and was even offered modelling jobs on the side.
David Bunevacz married Jessica Rodriguez in October of 2000 and has been happily married since then. They have three beautiful children Hayca, Grant and Breana Bunevacz, and are all currently residing in Los Angeles California. Their story is not a typical ‘happily ever after’ fairy tale, it is a life filled with drama and controversies but his family stayed intact. In fact, he got married to Jessica Rodriguez for the fourth time and the ceremony was not short of tearful family and friends.
The Bunevacz family was never immune to life’s daily problems, although you could hardly call their trials normal; they all stuck it out together. They faced the pain and all the sufferings and have risen through the ashes. Like the mythical sacred firebird Phoenix, they were reborn from their ashes, stronger than before. One reason nobody can deny is their unity and their love for each other as husband and wife; this is more evident as they have gotten married for the 4th time to celebrate their 10th anniversary of being together. The ceremony was held in Beverly Hills, California with their family and closest friends. The couple has never looked so handsome and gorgeous together, Jessica in her Monique Lhuillier gown and David as handsome as can be in a black Gucci suit. This kind of happiness cannot be staged nor faked, theirs is real as real can be. With the growing number of showbiz couples getting divorced and separated, an event like this is so refreshing to see.
His wife Jessica Rodriguez is also a name to be reckoned with in the Philippines. She was an actress and a model before they met and still currently manages talents in Manila such as sexy star Patricia Javier.
Both David and Jessica are business minded people. David Bunevacz and his wife are making a living with business ventures which include health and industrial products. They have a wrinkle reducer cream called Novoris, which help to replenish stem cells. This cream, according to David Bunevacz, contains Marine Collagen which assists the skin to become softer and firmer. In line with this product, they are also bringing FIT Diet to the market. It is a calorie crystal that expands more than 200 times its size. It is sprinkled on your food, it then surrounds it and is read by the body as 100% fiber, making your food easily digestible and would give you a feeling of being full faster and longer, which in turn will promote eating less and eventually weight loss. They are also currently distributing e-cigarettes and a product for married couples to help enhance intimate moments. It is an oral formula that boosts vitality and enhances male sexual function.
Being in the public eye, they have weathered hecklers and gossip mongrels through and through. With all their success and happiness as a family, one can never avoid monsters green with envy.