“He’s Into Her” girls open up about biggest struggles that made them stronger

Here’s to the strong girls who face their struggles and fears rather than coop up in their comfort zones!

Before they got to meet their fiercer 2.0 versions, the female cast members of the hit teen series He’s Into Her had to face their demons, which they can now consider a badge of honor. After all, not everyone who goes through war comes out even stronger.

In this podcast episode of Magandang Buhay hosted by Jolina Magdangal, Melai Cantiveros, and Regine Velasquez, Kapamilya beauties Belle Mariano, Kaori Oinuma, Vivoree Esclito, Criza Taa, Ashley Del Mundo, and Dalia Varde open up about the life-altering experiences that shaped them into the women they are today.

Before joining Pinoy Big Brother, Kaori moved back to Japan with her mom, and had a meager knowledge of the country’s culture. Her Japanese vocabulary was limited. Although she has Japanese blood courtesy of her father, Kaori was treated like a complete foreigner in school.

The Vivoree now is confident. The Vivoree six years ago was less of that but more of shy and unsure – and bullied for her physical appearance.

Language barrier became a challenge for Ashley inside Kuya’s house, so much that she was on the verge of a voluntary exit.

At the age of 15, Dalia and her parents flew to the Philippines. Later on, she had to live solo and start from zero. Living alone away from her parents was painful and hard, yet she managed to survive.

People know Criza’s story as a true lola’s girl. Having been raised by Lola Wilma since she was an infant, Criza built her world and dreams around her, thus losing her was losing an anchor.

The road to popularity and success has not been an easy one for Belle. When she was announced as Donny Pangilinan’s love team partner in 2019, she received all kinds of hate and doubt, to the point of resigning herself to what the bashers say.

These devastating seasons can trigger difficult emotions and drain oneself of strength. But these young actresses found themselves in a good place, and in this episode they are more than ready to share what it took to get there.