In one of the photos she uploaded on Instagram, Barbie wrote “I am a strong woman because a strong woman raised me.”
Even before her showbiz debut, Barbie Imperial has constantly found inspiration in her supportive mother, Marilyn. In an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya, their struggles in life were featured, especially since her father left them. But it was because of these hardships that this mother and daughter duo was able to form a special bond, relying on each other for strength.
“Sobrang saya,” a teary-eyed Barbie Imperial said on Tonight with Boy Abunda as she talked about how thankful she was for the role of Mich for Precious Hearts Romances Presents Araw Gabi.
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The young actress talked about how she didn’t expect a career in the entertainment industry after being the first person evicted on Pinoy Big Brother 737. Fortunately, small roles found her way, until finally her big break. Barbie shared that her mother had a mix of excited and nervous emotions. But she reassured her that all this hard work was for their family.
We’re happy for Barbie’s success and the many opportunities that are bound to come her way. But no one could be prouder than her number one fan, her mother Marilyn.