Janine Berdin went viral on social media because of her new look. ML Salon and Spa shared the 18-year-old singer's recent hair makeover, which features her new lilac ash ombré locks—and we think she looks gorgeous! Still, netizens had mixed feelings about her makeover. Some said she looked blooming, while others focused their attention on speculations that she has undergone a beauty enhancement procedure.
In an interview with Darla Sauler, Janine shared that she's flattered that people are saying she had a glow-up. "I'm very flattered kasi ang gaganda ng compliments. Thank you, guys. I really appreciate it," she said.
Darla asked, "Paano mo i-e-explain 'yan sobrang pagka-blooming mo?"
Janine responded that it was because she was open about change. "Siguro naging blooming po ako kasi hindi po ako natakot of change. I think that's what everyone should keep in mind—na we shouldn't be afraid of change na puwede tayong mag-change. Na if there's something you don't like about yourself and you are not happy about it, then you can do something. Do something to make yourself happy. You only live once, hindi ba? Just do things that will make you happy," Janine explained.
"Kasi kapag hindi ka masaya sa sarili mo, magre-reflect. Kasi nakikita ko rin sa mga post ko rati mga videos ko parang nakikita ko rin kung gaano ako ka-self-conscious. Now when I look at my photos now, when I look at all the videos I take, parang ang saya ko. Parang nakikita ko na ang saya ko na, parang ang saya ko na sarili ko," she added.
Janine also pointed out an important message about choice. It's already 2020, and body autonomy is a thing—your body, your decision. Whether you're thinking of a drastic hair change or plastic surgery, it's really nobody's business but yours. It's time to break the stigma against people who choose to change their physical appearance. We can just all agree that it's all about self-improvement.
"Let's not be afraid of change and let's not condemn change. Kung may gustong mag-change, ipa-change mo sila. Bahala sila basta masaya sila. So 'yun lang. Oh my gosh, I can't believe I'm saying this," she exclaimed.
Watch the full interview below:
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.