There is no question that Nadine Lustre is hailed by many as an idol — someone to admire and look up to. It’s not just about her looks, but how she carries herself and how she responds to criticism. “C’mon guys, it’s 2017,” will forever be an iconic line. Most of us will just change the mentioned year to what year it actually is, and it would still make a good come back.
Let’s be honest, though: despite the strong personality and the level of confidence she exudes, it’s difficult not to notice how gorgeous she is at first. As one Twitter user pointed out, she’s currently on the cover of four different magazines, all at once:
Still, the quintessential Nadine Lustre wasn’t always impressed by her own physique. Yes, it’s true. In an interview with Boy Abunda for yet another movie with her on- and off-screen partner James Reid, “Never Not Love You,” Lustre admitted there were a lot of insecurities she had to overcome, and it wasn’t easy.
“It’s a long process, Tito Boy, I mean, growing up I had a lot of insecurities, there are a lot of things that I wanted to change physically. Ang dami kong gustong magawa. Feeling ko ang daming mali sa’kin, so, growing up, I had to learn how to deal with all those things, na parang, kung paano ko matatanggap, kung paano ko maa-accept ‘yung flaws na ‘yun, or mai-embrace.’
Now, however, Nadine Lustre is confident enough to say that she has overcome those insecurities, and she is strong enough to regard herself a strong woman.
“Since I’m free from those insecurities, I’m free from negativity, I have the power to also inspire other girls like me.”
At Tito Boy’s prodding, Nadine admitted one of her biggest insecurities growing up was her skin complexion.
Can you believe it? Watch the video below:
What can you say about Nadine’s interview? Can you believe Nadine had a lot of insecurities growing up? Do you think she really is an empowered woman now? Why/why not? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!