Gabbi Garcia, Mikee Quintos, Yes! 100 Most Beautiful Stars Get Insecure Just Like You
One of the most awaited events of the year finally happened, this year's YES! 100 Most Beautiful Stars, has finally arrived! The night was filled with celebrities from the showbiz industry showcasing their inner fashionistas, with the ladies flaunting their outfits and the guys owning their dapper styles as well.
Even famous celebrities have their own fair share of battles with their insecurities, but they managed to talk about how they deal with them, and how they are able to withstand their everyday challenges in life. They were able to share a few inspiring messages for everyone out there, especially to their young fans.
GMA actress and social media influencer Takako Saito, more commonly known as Taki, said "Always be yourself no matter what anyone says. Just always be yourself and 'wag kang makinig sa iba."
Actor, model, dancer, and basketball player Andre Paras, talking about his insecurities, said "I don't like making mistakes. I mean, of course nobody really wants to make mistakes, but when I do make mistakes, I do my best to of course correct myself and do better. That's my biggest insecurity as a person, just the mistakes, I really wanna avoid it kasi sometimes mistakes will lead to stress, problems, and as a person you don't want that in your life. Sana always positive."
"When I do make mistakes, I do my best to of course correct myself and do better."
When asked about his message for his fans, Andre said, "I would love you guys to focus on your studies, and if you wanna play a sport, if you wanna get physical, you know, be happy, I think play sports to avoid you from doing vices at a young age. Also choose your friends, because you know, real friends will stay and support you naman."
When we interviewed breakout Encantadia stars Kate Valdez and Mikee Quintos, the two opened up about their insecurities. "Ako kasi, sa ngayon 'yung skin ko. Marami na kasing mga mestiza ngayon, and medyo na-iinsecure ako na like what if mag-try akong maging maputi or something, pero-," explained Kate. Mikee cut in, saying that that's what makes her [Kate] unique. "Yeah, 'yun na nga, and 'yun na 'yung unique sa'kin kaya hindi nila pinapabago sa'kin and natutunan ko mahalin yung sarili kong kulay," finished Kate. Mikee on the other hand, explained that she doesn't tend to focus on her insecurities. "I think it's all about how your insecurities can't help you so I'm a person who believes that confidence is the key to everything. If you're confident enough, it's what makes you beautiful."
When asked about their message for their fans, especially to those who want to pursue the same career that they did, Mikee said, "Just trust in God. If it's for you, then it's gonna happen, to which Kate added "Believe in yourself, and just be kind."
Singer, actress, and endorser Gabbi Garcia told her fans to be true to themselves.
"You guys are beautiful in your own ways, you don't have to exert too much to be someone (that you're not), to let people love you because eventually someone would be there to love you."
Inah De Belen, actress and daughter of Janice de Belen also shared great advice.
"Just be yourself. Learn to love your imperfections, don't look up to people that limit your standards of beauty because every one of us is beautiful."
Actor Albie Casiño shared his insecurities, but ended by saying that everyone has insecurities.
"You just have to deal with it." When asked for a message from his fans, he said "There's nothing you guys can't do if you don't put your minds into it and of course you have to work on it too."
Commercial model and actress Barbie Forteza said that she didn't really consider herself to be a feminist. "Kasi para sa akin equal lahat. Kung ano man ang kaya ng mga lalaki syempre bilang competitive kami (girls) di namin nililimit yung sarili namin." To get over your insecurities, Barbie's advice is to simply accept it.
"Once you accept your imperfections no one can use it against you."
Sanya Lopez's advice to those who aren't really confident with themselves is, "Lagi nilang isipin na walang ginawa si God, yung creator natin, na hindi maganda."
Actor Ruru Madrid, when asked, talked about how he found inspiration in his family and his fans."As long as they're showing me that they love me ayon yung mas nakakapag-inspire sa akin like lahat ng blessings, lahat ng shows ko, lahat ng awards na natatanggap ko para sa kanila."
For the message for his fans, he wholeheartedly thanked his fans for his career. "From the very start of my career andyan na sila, lagi nilang isipin na lahat ng mga natatanggap kong awards, lahat ng projects na natatanggap ko, lahat ng iyo para sa inyong lahat, ganon ko kayo ka-love."
If anything, these celebs only prove that in a lot of ways they're just like us.
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these sheets that exactly remind me of how I gushed in between my pillow and space you filled in the longing of my burned sorrow put smile to my sober face just like how a three year old receive her lollipop
i searched you everywhere and here you are laying down beside me in my imagination the walls that our screens built a boundary and an obvious message that says i can never have you because you wear clerical shirt and obviously you loved someone else before me
oh god, do I really want this forbidden love? that only exist in my imagination? that only exist through my words? would you, meine liebling, notice me and my art one second? because I am dying to say I love you.
A Simple Learner Who's a Great Pretender
Maybe I'm just a learner, not a weirdo. A learner that knows how to listen and pretend. A simple learner who's a great pretender. Pretending to be slightly dumb enough not to be judged and criticized by those who do not appreciate my existence. We surround ourselves with people who's levels are either beyond or below our intellectual behavior, because as for reality, people may use you either for their success or your downfall. Since then, people tend to judge someone who has an intellect with things they shouldn't be. Making them a criticizer, and most of all, calling them weird.
Honestly, I'm one of this "weirdo" who actually loves to learn things, and for the record, I'm bullied and stressed out for making myself not to learn more and go with the flow to dumbness I had. Have you ever feel being assigned to some task where you know every process to make it easier and faster to finish but turns out to hesitate to voice out because some of your mates put themselves in charge. There are times where I know what to do, what to say, or how to react, but kept myself silent and pretend not to know anything that may help us. Maybe it's a good thing to just go with their ideas and learn from their perspectives, but sometimes you can't control it and says something, and once again called to be a weirdo and let you finish the work by yourself.
It's annoying that you only know one process yet they gave you the whole work and let you finish it by yourself because they insist that "MAGALING KA DIBA?". It's not your fault being an intellectual person, knowing such things that may help you to pursue your dreams, and have the basic knowledge about something. You don't need to know everything, just the basics. And as for those people who do not appreciate your existence, let them be and continue what's the best for you. In some cases, you'll be annoyed by this but most of the time you'll be thankful for it. Not for now but maybe later. Just be yourself either a weirdo, a great pretender, or a simple learner, and always remember to lower your voice and behavior because no one loves that.
Just be a great pretender not to hear any runts and be a good learner that appreciates everything. It's out of nowhere thoughts of mine, but simply I leave you this my favorite life quotation; "Don't introduce yourself, Let your success introduce you"
Dear me in six years, I wonder how life will treat you when you’re already 26 years old. Will you be financially stable? Will you be working in an advertising agency while pursuing everything about the arts? Will you be doing freelancing and living in a condo by then? I don’t know since things are very uncertain. I hope by the time you graduate from college and face the real meaning of the world, you’ll know what the real purpose of doing and living in the art will be.
I know it’s been so tough ever since you turned 20 but that’s how life works, I guess. There will be a lot of hopes and trials, breakdowns, and breakthroughs but I have high hopes of you becoming the better version of yourself. You always do, though. You were never a quitter. Making decisions is getting harder and harder as you grow but I hope it doesn’t make you stop doing what you really love to do. You will face different people with different perspectives. You will feel like a stranger once again, it’s like you were back in your freshmen year. It’s going to be tougher than you’ve expected but you can do it. I believe you can.
Most of the time, people's perception of us as a strong person makes us feel that we are not entitled to be vulnerable because they might be disappointed for seeing our weak spots. And so when we are hurting, we are often scared of extreme emotions and so bury our feelings. We deny them, trying to avoid the pain we feel.
But by doing that, we are just allowing it to come back to us and haunt us. And when it comes back, it might be stronger and it will be harder for us to get over it than when we faced them first. I realized it just now that facing those emotions will scare them until they're gone. The saying 'Let it hurt until it hurts no more' goes true. Admitting your pain to yourself doesn't make you weak. It only proves that you are strong enough to acknowledge such extreme emotions without avoiding them. We are humans and it's okay if we hurt sometimes.
Before, sliding over the rainbows
Now, our hearts are bruised
Days once full of love and laughter
Became dawns of forfeited ever after
Smiles that bring ticklish sensations
Turned to cold question and answer
Figuring who would be the next instructor
The queen’s awake
Grappling to the happiness that the sorrow and sadness take
Going back to all the promises he couldn’t make