Angel Locsin is not one to shy away from speaking her mind, especially when it comes to her weight and fitness journey. In her interview with Ogie Diaz on his YouTube channel, he asked her about her thoughts on what netizens had to say about her body, and the 36-year-old actress gave an unfiltered and candid answer.
"I'm acknowledging [na] yes, malaki ako. Eh ano naman ngayon? Bakit, may kawalan ba?"
She joked, "Minsan kung makalait pa yung iba, tinitignan ko yung profile picture... Excuse me naman sa 'yo, ha."
Ogie then proceeded to confirm with Angel if she was trying to lose weight, and she replied that she is trying, but that she isn't trying her best to do so, implying that she doesn't really mind whether it happens or not.
"I'm trying, but I'm not trying my best... I don't really care. I'm Angel Locsin, na-develop ko yung sarili ko nang kung ano man ako ngayon."
"I don't care kung anong opinyon ng ibang tao. Okay ako, eh," she added, noting that she looks beautiful in the eyes of her husband, Neil Arce, and that's what matters to her the most.
Angel also stressed the importance of not pressuring herself to lose weight. "Darating din tayo diyan. Kung papayat ka, papayat ka. But it's not an issue [for me]."
"Ang pagiging Angel Locsin ko ay hindi nasusukat kung gaano ako kabigat. Alam ko na ang dami kong na-prove sa sarili ko, sa ibang tao. Okay na ako doon," she concluded.
In a 2021 interview with the online show Over A Glass Or Two, Angel also talked about body shamers who would always have a field day every time pictures of her figure surfaces. "I cannot control how other people think... Hindi 'yon sukatan kung mababawasan yung pagmamahal ko para sa sarili ko. Buti nalang mahal ko ang sarili ko at nirerespeto ko ang sarili ko, kasi alam ko yung katawan na ito ay madaming pinagdaanan, maraming na-achieve din naman, at marami pa akong maa-achieve."
Well said, Angel!
Watch her full interview here:
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.