Sofia Andres admits that she is guilty of comparing herself to others. The ABS-CBN actress said she used to do this in her teenage years, back when she was just starting her showbiz career. These comparisons—either by Sofia herself, by the netizens, or even the people around her—made her feel incredibly insecure about herself.
But now, the 23-year-old Kapamilya talent is just glad that she was able to outgrow these insecurities. Sofia recalled her experience in an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal). She said, "Nung una, before po talaga kasi siyempre ang daming maganda. I feel like wala akong maio-offer pa."
Instead of dwelling on her insecurities, Sofia worked on improving herself and boosting her self-confidence. The La Vida Lena actress said, "There's always room for improvement, right? I think that's what I really did. It's a process. It's not like just an instant kasi for other people, with TikTok and everything, it's just easy to find yourself."
Becoming a mom also helped Sofia to care less about the opinions of other people. "But now I became a mother, I think that's how I really realize that I just found myself. This is me, di ba? Parang I don't care about anything, like, any other people, kung ano yung mga sinasabi nila. I don't listen to other people anymore kasi nakaka-stress lang. And life is short."
Asked for a piece of advice she can share to teenagers who are going through the same experience, Sofia reminded them of the power of self-love. She said, "You just have to focus on yourself because people nowadays... Not naman nowadays, but for the millennials, they always compare themselves to other people, which is not really healthy. And that's what I did to myself. I just focused on myself, my goals, and the rest will follow.
This story originally appeared on Pep.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.
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