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"I will not change my skin color. I will love my skin."
Growing up, many of us were convinced that lighter complexions are more beautiful than morena skin tones. After all, it's easy to fall prey to this misconception when you're exposed to countless skin whitening commercials and Western-looking models regularly. Amidst the popularity of these ...
“I would always count my calories every day."
Trigger warning: This article mentions eating disorders.Having been in the spotlight for over a decade now, Belle Mariano has gained a loyal legion of fans ready to fight tooth and nail to protect her from bashers. Despite this, the 20-year-old actress admits that ...
"A lot of people were telling me that I looked big in interviews because of my round face."
Being a beauty queen isn’t just about wearing the most glamorous dresses and looking beautiful, it comes with the responsibility of using your platform to advocate for helpful causes. In the case of Miss Universe Philippines 2021 delegate Ayn Bernos, the goal has always been ...
"I think it's just practical. As long as you look presentable, why not diba?"
Celebrities like Gabbi Garcia often experience stigma when repeating clothes.For some reason, celebrities and other prominent public figures have been revered to be fashion icons in their own right, with truckloads of fancy outfits neatly stashed in their cabinets, arranged conveniently by ...
"If we all look the same, what will make us unique?"
Every skin tone is beautiful, although society's conventional beauty standards may make you believe otherwise. There's still a long way to go in the inclusive beauty movement, but many influential personalities are already taking steps to put self-acceptance at the forefront. One of ...
"There is no syllabus or program flow after you graduate."
A few months before I passed my last requirements in college, I was shaken by irrational anxiety about finding work. The transition from being a student to being a graduate seems so unscripted and overwhelming, not anything I was equipped for even ...
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She finally put all those rumors to rest.
Kyline Alcantara isn’t the type of celebrity to shy away from addressing controversies. Case in point: The 20-year-old star recently put all those plastic surgery rumors to rest! “Dahil sa mga childhood pictures ko, akala ng iba na nagparetoke ako ng cheekbones. Kasi ang ...
"Kahit anong suot ng babae, hindi dapat binabastos 'yung babae."
Fact: No one deserves to get shamed for wearing clothes that many would deem "revealing" or "sexy." Even local celebrities have echoed this statement countless times, having encountered many rude bashers in the industry. For instance, Barbie Imperial recently responded to an online ...
"When there are people who are trying to distract you, it probably means you're doing something right."
Celebrities deal with bashers and inappropriate comments all the time—so much so that some of them are no longer bothered by negativity. Case in point: Julia Barretto couldn't really care less about her haters now that she's been in the showbiz industry ...
The Gen Z retelling of the studio's classic is due in 2023.
Disney has released the trailer of the live action version of the film "The Little Mermaid" and audiences for the first time saw the heroine Ariel as a black woman, igniting conversations online on representation in film."The Little Mermaid", released in 1989, ...
Just ~empowered~ queen things.
Getting pushed into the spotlight at an early age is tough for many young stars, including Alexa Ilacad. Throughout her 15-year career in showbiz, she has and continues to deal with countless body-shaming instances and numerous rude bashers. Now 22, she's already learned ...
“You reach a certain point where it gets too toxic for your own good that you lose sight of something important—yourself.”
Social media glorifies the concepts of academic validation and hustle culture. We are caught up in trends of being “that girl” and flexing achievements online. Comparing ourselves to our peers is becoming a natural reaction. Admittedly, there are times when we are ...
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