Karla Estrada’s advice to those struggling with body image
Instead of being ashamed, Karla Estrada is very much proud of her figure right now.
The actress explained her truth about her belief in body positivity in an episode of her morning talk show “Magandang Buhay” aired Wednesday.
Estrada told guest Ria Atayde that she was never insecure about her body in the first place, and that how her image changed over the years was because of the times she gave birth to her four children—namely Daniel, Carmela, Jose Carlito and Margaret.
Meanwhile, Atayde said she was insecure about her image because she suffered from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome when she was in high school.
“When you talk about weight, ang dami nilang pwedeng masabi (people have a lot to say about it),” Atayde said.
To help with her problem, Estrada shared wise words to Atayde, and to those who feel the same: “Pero kasi walang dapat ika-insecure,” she told her. “Kailangan kasing kilalanin mo muna ang sarili mo. Hindi naman sila ang magsasabi kung sino kang tao, ikaw lang ‘yon. So wala sa panglabas na anyo ‘yun. You have to love yourself.”
(You shouldn’t be insecure. You need to know yourself. They’re not the ones who will tell you who you are, but you. So, the physical aspect is not what matters. You have to love yourself.)
“May certain age, daanan talaga ‘yon, lalo na pag teenagers,” Estrada said as she talked about peer pressure, especially in school. “Kaya dapat tayong mga magulang lagi tayong nakaalalay talaga 24/7 sa ating mga anak. Nasa atin pa lang ramdam na nila ‘yung solid na pagmamahal.”
(There’s a certain age where teenagers will experience it. That’s why as parents, we should always guide our children 24/7. We should make them feel they are loved.) Katrina Hallare /ra
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