10 Times Filipina Celebrities Proved They’re Imperfectly Perfect By Going Against Body Shaming

Words by Cathlyn Mae Botor

As much as we see a lot of #loveyourself posts on social media, we can’t overlook the fact that there are still haters and bashers. Sometimes, hate comments get more attention than the actual posts. One way or another, we’ve felt insecure and ended up doubting ourselves because of the beauty stereotypes surrounding us. These conventional beauty ideals became more obvious when social media really intensified.

As much as we’d like to spread more love than hate, there are people who will intentionally or unintentionally drag us down. Many of our local celebrities have dared to speak up against their bashers who keep telling them that they don’t fit society’s beauty standards. These celebrities really proved that they are imperfectly perfect by embracing themselves and promoting women empowerment.

Here are ten times these Filipina celebrities responded to their bashers with body positivity posts and proved that they’re beautiful inside out!

Bea Alonzo

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I have always been the type who would choose not to post photos of myself in swimsuits but since I declared this year as the year for CHANGE, I thought that maybe I should change the way I view myself. Maybe, I should get rid of all my insecurities so I can live more. I want to forget about how I hated myself for being ”fat” in other people’s eyes and just remember the things that I love about my body. It’s the only body that I am blessed with and I am thankful for my health because I get to do the things that make me happy. I hope that this post could inspire other women to love themselves more, flaws and all. Let’s all work hard to better ourselves for us and not just so others could accept us. 💪🏼 #yearforchange #btravels #coron

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We love Bea Alonzo, star of top-grossing local romantic films and drama series. Who doesn’t love her? It’s no surprise that she’s just like all of us and has many insecurities, too. But just like her, we shouldn’t let these flaws bring us down. And it’s also worth noting that once we accept who we are, we’ll be able to live a happier and fuller life.

Iza Calzado

Iza Calzado also proved that posing in bikinis is no big deal as long as you learn how to embrace your body shape. There’s no greater feeling than wearing a genuine smile on your face and being grateful for embracing your imperfections.

Gabbi Garcia

Aside from Gabbi Garcia‘s morena glow, we stan how this girl bloomed into a gorgeous lady! So many people pointed out her flat chest but Gabbi just shook it off! Sexiness isn’t defined by an hourglass shape but how a woman carries herself despite being told shes skinny, fat, etc.!

Chienna Filomeno

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“The torso. If you start with the back you’ll find the curve of her spine. The shape of her hips. Each shape is just another piece to building a work of art which deserves a spot in the museum of ‘Life, and its most precious creations’.” ——————————————————————————————— Flat chested, ang payat payat mo and “UY! KUMAEN KA NGA!” one of the many things I hear. Oooh believe me I eat, by “eat” I mean really eat, you can send me into a buffet and sulit yun, PROMISE. I love my body just the way it is, I learned to accept myself for who I am, it took me awhile to do so, but self-acceptance is a process. You don’t need to change your body to fit someones criteria. Love your body, regardless of the comments from others. Always know that you are perfect just the way you are.

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Girltrend Chienna also has been called flat-chested a lot. It also got to a point where people pointed out that she was too skinny and even suggested that she go to eat-all-you-can buffets just so she can make up for it. But Chienna loves herself the way she is. And she won’t let body-shaming get to her because she’s perfect just being herself.

Saab Magalona

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Yesterday somebody greeted me with “Ay, naging chubby ka na!” and it took so much for me not to snap at her. Calmed down and after 5mins I told her, “You know, you really shouldn’t tell people — especially pregnant women — that they’ve gotten fat. It’s very mean.” I explained to her that we have no choice but to gain weight (recommended 35-45lbs for twin moms like me) for the safety of our babies and we’re already feeling self-conscious about it. I’m glad I controlled myself even with the hormones because I trust that most people don’t intend to be mean. They’re just pretty dense and that’s their version of chikahan or bonding. She apologized profusely and even sent me a text message hours later thanking me for educating her about being more sensitive. I hope God can give me more patience not to bite people’s heads off hehe 🙏🏻💕 EDIT: I just want to clarify that she said it with a frown and with a disappointed tone. Mind you, she’s the one who told me “sana ganyan ka lang, wag ka nang tumaba” when I first met her and she learned of my pregnancy about 3 months ago.😅

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According to Saab Magalona, it’s inappropriate to call out pregnant women just because they’re gaining weight. After all, it’s not about losing your shape but more of celebrating the life inside you.

Rita Daniela

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#RitaDanielaforFHM #BodyPositivity • I am a proud Filipina. . People used to think I am Korean, Japanese, and sometimes Latina. I am partly Chinese and Spanish. Whatever we look, we are all beautiful children of God. . . To all the women who has been very hard on themselves, lost their confidence and self love, . It is not too late to face all your fears and be the better version of yourself. You do good things or bad, people will always say something about it, so might as well, do your thing with purpose. Embrace your imperfections and your scars. Let’s celebrate your pain for I am with you in this chapter of yours. Do not be afraid to show the world who you truly are and what you’re capable of. You are beautiful, my dear. Inside and out. You alone is enough. You don’t have to change any of yourself to meet the standards of the wordly things. What you have is okay, it will grow. It’s your path, in your own pace. No pressure. Slowly but surely, you will get there. We will get there. . Do not be afraid to take the risk, or you will lose the chance. Go out and be proud. Let them be you. Just be.♡ . . Nothing but love, Rita D.

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Despite hearing people telling her that she’s not fit to model for a men’s magazine, Rita Daniela is someone who truly is a champion in advocating body positivity. She proudly believes that every brave woman is a sexy woman.

Isabel Oli Prats

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My husband posted a preggy photo of mine ‘cause he was happy and he can’t contain his excitement for the arrival of our prince @freedomprats. 👶🏼 Little did he know that he would receive such rude, negative, and uncalled-for comments about my pregnancy. Hence, he turned-off the commenting section. But to be honest, I didn’t get mad. It just made me sad how some can get so critical and judgmental even if they don’t have the slightest idea about the actual situation. . . Guys, I’m here to tell you I’m very fine. I’m not sick or whatsoever. I’m still within my normal weight range, and as much as I want to work out, my OB doesn’t allow me for numerous reasons. Yes, I do have a BIG tummy (you may find the size “abnormal”, but this is how my tummy looks even during my first pregnancy), however, there’s no need for you to be concerned. I’m perfectly fine. 😊 . . So dear followers, thanks for your concerns. Now you know I’m fine. And oh, every woman is different and every pregnancy is different so pls stop comparing me to other hot mommas😊🤰🏻 To my bashers, spread LOVE not hate. I guess the world will truly be a better place, if we all learn to be kind and truly love one another. Praying for all of us to feel the love, joy and peace from our Creator.🙏🏻 . . Have a blessed week ahead!❤️🙏🏻 #37weekspregnant #37weeks #babymoon 📸: @direkpratty @johnprats

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Just like Saab Magalona, Isabel Oli Prats also got negative comments when she had a big tummy during her pregnancy. She was even compared to women who don’t gain too much weight while pregnant. As a response, she challenged her bashers to dwell on the act of spreading love and kindness.

Sarah Lahbati

Sarah Lahbati also posted about how proud she was when she got pregnant. She says that a big heart comes with big thighs and wide waistline. That is where she got true happiness.

Sue Ramirez

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Flawed and proud. ♥️ . . . 📸© @imjoric

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Sue Ramirez also flaunts how she proudly loves herself with all her flaws and imperfections.

Kim Chiu

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“I am not trying to give an image of a fairytale, perfect, everything else, I am just being myself.”🔷 . . #ootdksyc

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Kim Chiu, the Chinita Princess herself, wants to live an imperfect life just being herself.

These celebrities also have their own insecurities but they make sure that these insecurities don’t distract them from choosing to live their lives positively. And now that we are celebrating Women’s Month, let’s empower each other by spreading love! And no more hate comments, please!

Whose response is your favorite? Let us know!






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