We Love Bea Alonzo

Join Bea as she celebrates growing up, dreaming big, and being beautiful inside and out.
by Marla Miniano   |  Jul 24, 2011
photos by Pat Dy
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In high school, my biggest insecurities were:
My height and weight. I was insecure about my height because I was always at the end of the line. And even though I wasn’t fat at all, I was super conscious.

But eventually, I overcame them by:
Realizing that there shouldn’t be a need to impress people. When I turned 18, I realized my height was actually my edge in this industry, especially since I was discovered in a beauty contest.

The best decision I’ve ever made:
Getting into showbiz, because I was able to help my family. I love my family—that’s one of the similarities between me and my character, Betty (in I Love Betty La Fea). I also love how I have the power to make people happy.

I know I’m in love when:
I dream about that person.

Special skills:
I love to cook! I also like writing.

My no-fail stressbusters:

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  1. Bikram Yoga
  2. Drinking coffee
  3. Going to the salon and spa

Three rules I live by:

  1. Always love!
  2. Follow your dreams.
  3. Have faith.

Three things teens shouldn’t worry about:

  1. Boys
  2. Their figure
  3. Peer pressure

Five things that are more important than looks:

  1. Confidence
  2. A good heart
  3. Wit
  4. Pure intentions
  5. Making memories
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