In a recent media conference for a beauty product in which she is one of the latest official endorsers, Bea Alonzo proudly said that she’s comfortable with her age.
The Kapuso star, who turned 34 in October, is also comfortable talking about her struggles with her weight and body shape.
“When you’re in your ‘30s, you just don’t think of your physical appearance. More importantly, you should think of becoming healthy and fit. That’s your investment for the future. It’s really a prime concern because ten or twenty years from now, you won’t want to get sick,” Bea said.
Her latest endorsement concerns dietary supplements whose main goal is to help people achieve the ideal weight.
“I’m very happy to be considered for this endorsement. It’s no secret that I’ve always struggled with my weight. Ever since I was young, many say that I’m fat. And what’s funny is that when I reached my late ‘20s and now, towards my early ‘30s, it’s now that I focused more on my health,” the actress stated.
“It feels good that I get endorsements of this kind now unlike before when I was younger. I am grateful for the trust being given to me at this point. If you notice, all my recent endorsements are about health and fitness. I’m glad that even though I’m not perfect nor the sexiest of them all, people are able to relate to me, like some women are struggling the same way that I do,” she went on.
According to Francine Prieto, it was her personal decision not to accept acting assignments at the height of the pandemic.
“During those times, I was experiencing anxiety attacks. I didn’t want to be a burden to the production team and my fellow actors. It was really one big challenge in my life.”
It’s good she eventually got back to work again.
“Yes, one time, I meditated and asked to be placed on the right path. Presto! The following day, I got a call for the GMA primetime soap First Lady who informed me that we have a lock-in taping. I was thinking if I would reject the project again, I might not be able to receive blessings in the coming days.”
What made her busy during their lock-in taping?
“I’m just in the room most of the time. There are numerous rules we have to follow in the hotel where we’re shooting the scenes. Our first lock-in cycle lasted for a month. Now, we’re finishing the second one. From what I heard, there will be the third cycle because the show got extended. It’s good news for all of us because it only means that the program is rating well!” she stated.