“Fat, ugly pig.”
When asked by one of her Instagram followers regarding the meanest thing that people had said to her, actress-singer Emmanuelle Vera, who last starred in the fantasy series Bagani, confessed in her Q & A shindig on IG stories that it would be these piercing words hurled at her by a certain group of guys in her early teen years. She recalled being chubby during those times and having difficulty in shedding the 30lbs, she gained.
That traumatic experience probably what motivated her to take on the excruciating yet fulfilling fitness journey years ago, which spawned to the fit and sexy figure she possesses at present. On that same Q & A session, she imparted to her followers the activities she usually does to maintain her body, but unable to do nowadays due to the enhanced community quarantine, namely, attending workout classes three to four times a week, rock climbing, yoga, and undergoing intermittent fasting.
Moreover, while many have been speculating that the 26-year-old promising artist went under the knife in order to achieve the physique she has right now, she confidently stated, “Plastic surgery, no not yet. But I’m not closing my doors to it maybe in the future when I get older. Non-surgical enhancements, yes, all the time.”
Emmanuelle, who also captivated us in 100 Days to Heaven, actually opened up about her weight woes before through one of her posts in 2017, wherein she admitted that the insecurity it caused her “prevented me from posting much of anything.” She took that opportunity, along with posting a photo a mirror selfie of her cladded in two-piece bikini, “to be defiant – toward society, toward today’s standard of beauty, and even toward my own self.”
“I honestly hate how people put such a premium on appearance & make it tower above all things. it may be the first thing you see in a individual, but it surely isn't the defining factor of their worth. there's infinitely more to a person than the extra pooch hanging around their thighs, or a lack of muscle definition in their arms, or a flat chest. we need to come to the realization that there are far more valuable parts to human beings—things that will weather the corrosive effects of time—things like kindness, good character, discipline, hard work, talent, a beautiful mind. and no, i'm not gonna edit my body to get a ton of likes or give me a false sense of happiness. appearance can't be the epicenter of my existence. most definitely not if i want to live a healthy, genuinely satisfying life (sic),” she boldly stated in the caption.
Hope these powerful and encouraging words from Emmanuelle, along with her sultry snaps in this gallery, will inspire you to do things that will make you feel good about yourself just like what she did!