While there are people who are pining to have fair skin (and there’s definitely nothing wrong with that!), there are also those who are so proud of their morena beauty – just like Pinoy Big Brother Kumunity Season 10 host Bianca Gonzalez-Intal.
Although she’s been loving her skin color and championing the splendor of it, she admitted in her latest guesting in Magandang Buhay that she actually used to be insecure about it, especially when she was younger.
“I think ang insecurity ko ay usually insecurity din ng mga morena. Ito ay ‘yong hindi pantay na kulay, lalo na no’ng nasa grade school ako, nasa high school ako. ‘Yong parang proseso ng learning to love yourself pa ‘yon kapag mas bata ka, ‘di ba?” she told the momshie-hosts, as she recalled how blemishes and dark spots have been troublesome for naturally brown-skinned people like her.
Bianca also emphasized the important role of her family in her journey towards accepting and loving her own skin and other imperfections, as well as how it could be the case for others, too.
“Pero for me, malaking part ‘yong family. Ako kasi, morena ako, ‘yong ate ko morena din at ang ganda-ganda, ang poise-poise. So, growing up in my family, never sa’kin pinaramdam ng kapatid ko o ng magulang ko na dahil maitim ako, mas pangit ako. Walang gano’n,” she shared.
Then she added, “Nakikita ko na lang siya sa mga commercials. Kasi ‘di ba may mga commercial na kinokompara ‘yong maputi doon sa maitim. Or sa mga magazines. Dati mas konti talaga ‘yong representation ng mga morena. Ang laki-laking factor ng pamilya para maramdaman ng bata growing up na beautiful ako sa kung ano ako, sa kung anong meron ako, maputi man o maitim, ito ako beautiful.”
Check out some of Bianca’s proud morena moments through her gorgeous photos in this gallery!