Before her 2018 Metro Manila Film Festival entry hit theaters last Christmas Day, the girl in the orange dress dropped by Tonight with Boy Abunda to take fans behind the lens! The King of Talk could not help but compliment Jessy Mendiola on how glowing she is with happiness.
WATCH TWBA UNCUT: Jessy Mendiola’s full interview with Boy Abunda
But more than her radiant and deific allure, many see Jessy stunningly gorgeous in other ways:
Her witty clapbacks to bashers
Unlike others who send scorching backfires to their critics, the 26-year-old actress is apparently chill in facing intrigues and addressing criticisms. Instead of being rude, she just rode on to the snide remark of one of her followers regarding her “thunder thighs” by saying “hindi naman parang, malaki talaga sila. Ikaw naman.”
Her irrepressible confidence in her own skin
She wouldn’t be hailed as the Sexiest Woman of a men’s magazine for nothing, right? Even though the title brings overwhelming pride to its every recipient, it brought Jessy pressure and depression.
In one of her recent IG posts, she imparted her fitness journey and everything that happened to her from those days until now that she has achieved her fitter bod.
“I stopped working out, I got depressed, binge-ate my feelings off and started gaining more weight than I should. I didn’t even want to be seen on TV anymore, I started turning down roles and it affected my work. Then I realized, why should I feel so bad about myself when I loved myself even before i was called “sexiest”?” she stated.
Then she added, “I thought of myself as sexy, strong ang beautiful in my own way. I started building myself up again despite what other people say (until now they call me names) and have lost 15 lbs since. I learned to eat moderately and exercise to feel good, to be energized rather than by punishing myself for eating chocolates or that blueberry muffin. I started accepting my built and switched my work out according to my body type.”
She ended her post with an advice to other girls who undergo the same plight as hers: “Shout out to every “pata girl” out there, just keep going. Love yourself, love your body and it will love you back. TRUST ME.
Her brilliance as an artist
Jessy has been in the industry for more than a decade, enabling her to showcase her different facets as an actress. From starring in youth-oriented programs and playing supporting characters in teleseryes, she nabbed her first lead role in the 2010 drama Sabel. But it was the Filipino adaptation of the Mexicanovela Maria
Mercedes that catapulted her to immense popularity.
We’re looking forward to more showbiz projects for Jessy!