By agreeing to do a photo shoot recently, marami raw biglang na-realize ang beauty queen-turned-evangelist na si Venus Raj tungkol sa kanyang present body, confidence at modeling skills.
Sa ipinost n’yang series of photos taken from her recent shoot kung saan suot n’ya ang isa sa mga creations ng fashion designer na si Francis Libirian, ibinahagi ni Venus, Miss Universe 2010 fourth runner-up, ang mga naging pagbabago sa kanyang katawan at kung paano ’yon naka-apekto sa kanyang confidence sa harap ng camera ngayon.
“You know that feeling when you can’t do the things that you used to do excellently?” panimulang tanong n’ya.
“Let me explain to you what I mean by that. Its been a while since I did a photoshoot. Truth is I can’t remember when was the last one. So recently, this shoot was organized. And we finally did it!”
Pag-amin ng Bicolana-Indian beauty queen, tila kinalawang daw s’ya sa pagpo-pose in front of the camera na hindi naman daw nangyayari sa kanya noon.
“How did I feel? I felt so rusty!” she confessed. “Lost the confidence to model in front of the camera. Was so conscious about my body because I gained weight. And a bit sad that I can’t do excellently this thing that was so easy for me to do in the past.”
Alam daw n’ya na hindi lang s’ya kundi maraming ibang mga kababaihan din ang nakakaramdam ng ganito.
“Do you feel my frustration?” pagpapatuloy ni Venus. “I wonder how many women out there feel the same way when people would tell them ‘uy! taba mo na ah! (you’ve gained so much weight!).’ Or when they feel unhealthy and cannot do the activities that they used to enjoy.”
Gayunpaman, nag-iwan s’ya ng mensahe na hindi umano sukatan ng pagkatao ng mga babae ang kani-kanilang timbang.
“Ladies, I feel you,” aniya. “But let us not allow others and even our self-perception to steal the joy in our hearts. Yes!
“Let’s live a healthier life. Eat healthy food. Exercise for the right reasons. LADIES, YOUR WORTH IS NOT DEFINED BY YOUR WEIGHT!” pagtatapos ni Venus.
Dumagsa naman cheers at suporta para sa nagbabalik-pictorial na si Venus sa comment section mula sa kanyang fellow beauty queens gaya nina Bb. Pilipinas - International 2021 Hannah Arnold, Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados, Miss Universe Philippines 2014 MJ Lastimosa, at iba pa.
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