Veteran actress made jaws drop nationwide over the weekend when she unveiled her new look to mark a brand new chapter in her life in another country.
Gil, who is 58-years-old, flaunted her shaven head in the latest issue of Mega Magazine wherein she shared her plans to move to New York City, where her children are currently based, after her mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing began to suffer in recent years.
“I was getting tired of myself. And I was just so angry and unhappy, so I sold everything and packed up,” she admitted.
Her decision to embrace this new life led her to physically transform herself as well, not only by getting rid of her hair but also by letting go of her old clothes.
“I got rid of all the clothes I had that symbolized a past life… I’m completely finding myself and coming to terms with who I really am. It’s just great to have this opportunity and to be alive to start over. It’s like a rebirth of sorts,” she said. “I won’t deny that I have gone to therapy and counseling. Years and years of doing that, I learned that it just boils down to doing the hard work on and with yourself by whatever means. What’s hair di ba? It grows back. It’s symbolic to my personal growth. When a woman is in distress, she cuts her hair.”
Answering questions regarding her showbiz career, Gil acknowledged that it will be the least of her priorities at the moment and that she doesn’t mind if there would be nothing to come back to afterward. After all, she has been in the business for five long decades.
“May mga nagsasabi kasi marami akong pera but in fact, they don’t know anything. I’m just a human being. We go through the same ropes of the downs, the highs and the lows. I am not going to be surprised if I die a pauper, but I have lived a life,” she stated.
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