Unless you have been living under a rock lately, then you must know that social media has been flooded by people’s photos from 10 years ago or older. From weight loss or gain to new hairstyles or fashion sense, the #HowHardDidAgingHit Challenge has people shocked at the differences.
In some cases, however, the changes are not as drastic as you would think. Take Angel Locsin for example! She may have aged, but she seems to only grow lovelier over time. These pictures may be old, but her unmistakable beauty remains vivid. If you are curious about the stories behind these snapshots, she walked down memory lane with the momshies of Magandang Buhay recently to reminisce on her elementary days.
Like many of us, she too used to cram studying. “Parang mas pumapasok sa’kin,” Angel tried to explain. During the class, she would pay attention and even participate in recitations. But if there was ever an exam, she mostly relied on her memory, “Para mas fresh siguro sa’kin ‘pag last minute na nagre-review.” The down side to this is that she often only has time to read up on one class. “’Yung isang subject perfect ko. ‘Yung isang subject lagot ako,” she joked.
Still, Angel was one of the top students. So much so that she was usually in charge of the noisy and standing list. “’Pag tagalista ka, hindi mo malilista ‘yung sarili mo,” she admitted. This also encouraged her classmates to be nicer to her, if they did not want to get on the list. Like in most schools, the penalty of having your name on this infamous roll would cost from one up to five pesos. Which is a lot when you are just a student depending on allowance.
As for her extracurricular activities, Angel was part of the swimming varsity team from elementary to high school. Because of this, she learned the importance of discipline at a young age. More importantly, she earned a scholarship to good schools, “Nakatulong din ako sa parents ko.”
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Eventually, when she was initially offered a chance to join show business, you could tell that Angel was mature for her age. “Ako naman, any opportunity na makatulong sa pamilya ko, okay,” she shared. After a talent agent spotted her at a supermarket, she would then travel from Caloocan to Makati for VTR shoots and go-sees.
What made this all worth it was not the fame from being on television but instead having the capacity to help her family. “Siguro ‘yung pride na bata ka pa may sarili kang budget, nakakatulong ka,” she expressed. So, how hard did aging hit Angel? Before, she was hardworking, talented and humble. Today, Angel is still all those things and more.
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