Photo credit: @karlaestrada1121 IG
For some of us, women are considered sexy if they possess the ideal figure. But this mindset has changed through the years as people became more open-minded and embrace their genuine selves and be confident with how they look.
Before, plus-size women were so ashamed of their bodies. Now, they’ve found heroes and heroines in prominent personalities campaigning against body-shaming, such as our very own Magandang Buhay host Karla Estrada who has altered the definition of sexiness.
It is being comfortable with yourself
Are you aware that curvy is the new sexy? In case you’re not, just go through this gallery of the Queen Mother’s solo shots. From swimsuit to formal attires, she proves that she can rock any #OOTD and appear very fabulous with her voluptuous bod and unfaltering confidence.
It is being beautiful inside and out
Her youthful glow and vibrant smile make our days brighter as she and fellow momshies Jolina Magdangal-Escueta and Melai Cantiveros-Francisco greet us Magandang Buhay every morning.
However, aside from her goregousness, she also captivated our hearts with her good deeds not only to the people close to her, but also to those who are in great need.
She and firstborn Daniel Padilla were the first one to send trucks of relief goods and organized an outreach program afterwards in her hometown Tacloban, Leyte, which was severely struck by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.
Since generosity is innate to them, Karla emphasized that they did it not to brag, but she’s just using her clout to influence and help others.
It is being a strong and loving mother
Being a mother is already a great obligation. What more if you have to raise four kids singlehandedly?
Well, the television host-actress-singer was able to fulfill her maternal and showbiz as she juggled her time between being a full-time mom to Daniel, Carlito, Magui, and Carmella and taping for projects since she was 20 years old. Taking over the parenting job alone is tough, but she was able to nurture them into effectual individuals as they grow old.
It was difficult being a single parent, but the Queen Mother deemed it as a challenge that she has to overcome no matter what it takes. Her experiences made her stronger than ever and served as inspiration to other single parents out there.
It is being a loyal and appreciative friend
In a showbiz career that spans three decades, Karla is able to foster rapport among her colleagues and remains solid until now.
Since finding a sturdy niche in the entertainment industry is an illusion for some, her bubbly and frank personality made her carry lasting friendships, such as to Vice Ganda. They have been her friends ever since she started in the late 80s.
It is being able to share your talent
Karla doesn’t only boast a pretty face and pleasant personality, but she is a multi-faceted artist as well. Her singing flair was her ticket to the world of show business after she was discovered by a talent scout in a music hub.
As she came back to the entertainment scene a few years ago, her acting and hosting skills are unraveled and honed.