These days, especially with the role of social media where so many young women feel the need to compare themselves with others, it can be a struggle at times to embrace how we look. But we all deserve to have a positive body image regardless of how society or pop culture views the ideal size, shape, or appearance. Women need to remember that everyone is on a different journey when it comes to their bodies.

Fortunately, more and more women are also using the same platforms to encourage others to embrace themselves. Find inspiration from these Pinay celebrities who advocate for body positivity and let them empower you to love yourself even more!

Rona Tai on Her Body’s Journey

Body Positive Activist and Amazing Race Asia Season 5 Participant, Rona Tai, proudly talks about the journey and progress of her body. (Credit: instagram/rownita)

Rona Tai, who is proud of her body, recently shared that the reason she eats healthy meals – with cheat days in moderation – and puts in the effort to work out daily, is because she loves herself. Her family is also her main motivation, and she wants to be able to live a longer, happier, and healthier life so that she can always be present in every milestone of her son. For Rona, progress is still progress, but it’s these baby steps that encourage her to continue her path to health and wellness.

Bea Benedicto Being Real About Her “Imperfections”

TV and Events Host, Bea Benedicto, salutes all the ladies who commit to eating healthy and exercising despite how difficult it can be. (Credit: instagram/bea_benedicto)

Bea Benedicto points out the cellulite on her thighs and shares that in most pictures where her tummy looks flatter or her booty seems bigger, it doesn’t mean that she looks like that all the time. She purposely poses that way to show off the muscles she worked hard to gain from exercising. She’s aware that she has imperfections but celebrates them just the same!

Michele Gumabao on Transitioning from an Athlete to a Beauty Queen

Beauty Queen and Former Volleyball Player, Michele Gumabao, advises not to compare yourself with others—we're all in different journeys! (Credit: instagram/gumabaomichele)

Michelle Gumabao admits that when she transitioned from being a professional volleyball player to joining beauty pageants, she was criticized for being too muscular and having big legs. But she tells her followers on Instagram that it’s a constant battle of choice, especially on days she feels insecure about them. She reminds herself that her strong legs were the reason she got through years of intense games — allowing her to jump, play, and win.

Jasmine Curtis-Smith on Being “Too Skinny”

Actress Jasmine Curtis-Smith tells netizens concerned about her being “too skinny” that she’s been working to get her meat on and not to make her feel bad for how she looks! (Credit: instagram/jasminecurtissmith)

A couple of years ago, Jasmine Curtis-Smith went viral after netizens body-shamed her for being too skinny in her photos. But Jasmine was quick to respond and replied in the comment section of one of her photos that she lost weight because of her hectic schedule coupled with eating clean. 

“I lost quite some weight (recently), but nothing to be concerned about,” she posted. “Please don’t make me feel bad for how I look!”

Angel Locsin on Embracing Her Curves

Actress Angel Locsin sparks conversations of body positivity among Filipino netizens. (Credit: ABS-CBN Entertainment via YouTube)

One of the most popular Pinay celebrities in the industry, Angel Locsin has been very proactive in helping countrymen through humanitarian projects. When pictures of her surfaced online highlighting her curvaceous figure, which evolved from her “Darna” days, she paid no mind to critics and continued her advocacies and efforts in aiding others. It was proof that weight and body images should not matter. Because of this, more women admired and were inspired by the actress.

Like these , you can also embrace and love yourself for who you are. What matters most is that you take care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. It can be through eating healthy meals, finding time to exercise, and indulging in a nice bath after while using Dove Relaxing Lavender Body Wash.

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