She was once hailed as the sexiest woman in the Philippines. However, there came a point when, instead of getting praises for her figure, Angel Locsin started to receive bashing due to her weight-gain. When asked about this, the Kapamilya actress confidently claps back at the body-shamers.
She simply ignores such comments, saying that a person who criticizes other’s physical appearance must have been living a sad life and does not deserve her attention. She simply does not want to deal with such kind of people. “Kung iisipin mo, parang maaawa ka na lang doon sa tao kasi, anong klaseng tao ka para magawa mo ‘yun? Perfect ka?” Full of wisdom and self-love, she adds, “Ako nga walang issue sa katawan ko, eh. Eh, bakit ikaw ang dami mong issue, eh katawan ko to. Sarili ko ‘to,”
Her body has also gone through some changes when she had a disc bulge injury, a type of spinal ailment, in 2015. This affected her so much – physically and emotionally – that even some of her projects had to be shelved or cancelled to prioritize her health.
Angel admits crying as soon as she returned to working out. She was frustrated with the limited movements due to her spinal condition. “Akala mo dati superhero ka talaga, eh”, Angel says referring to her previous roles which mostly required her to do physical scenes. She also adds that certain positions and even basic movements such as running, jumping, and bending have been limited as well.
She has now come at peace with her body. She knows acceptance is the only way to be able to move forward. The disc bulge is a lifetime condition. But, thankfully, Angel now feels better even if her back still aches at times.