‘Cause when did we really have a say when it comes to other people’s bodies? Never.
Whether we like to admit it or not, the conversation on plastic surgery is still very much considered taboo despite you know, living in the year 2021 where most technological advances in medical procedures have been made, and more importantly, the stigmas considerably confronted. Kind of ironic, if you ask us. Luckily, we have these celebrities to applaud for their no holds barred, IDGAF responses when they were asked if they did any work done on their face. Because really, when did we have a say when it comes to other people’s bodies?
Whatever one decides to do, that’s their right to choose. Whether it be all natural or having gone under the knife makes them feel beautiful, then so be it. Their body, their rules. From Arci Muñoz shutting down a reporter to Loisa Andalio saying there’s nothing that needs to be “enhanced,” here are the most unbothered and unapologetic responses by Filipino personalities that we’re obsessing with.
1. ARCI MUÑOZ
When the actress was asked whether she’ll confirm or deny the plastic surgery rumors, Arci Muñoz responded to a reporter in the most unmoved way. “Deny? No, never, what’s wrong with that? As if naman I committed a crime.” And she’s right. “My body, my rules.”
2. NADINE LUSTRE
Notice how it’s mostly women that are being put in the hot seat when it comes to plastic surgery rumors? And Nadine Lustre obviously has had it, officially. In a two-part vlog with Dr. Aivee Teo, she shares her frustrations about how much personalities get bad press when it comes to enhancing their bodies. Nadine’s nose has been a burning topic for many and she finally claps back by saying, “I really don’t understand, you know? The people calling me retokada. You can believe what you want to believe, but I’m telling you now that I’m not lying to you.” Oh, before you apply cold water on the burned area, Nadine also adds, “Why is it a bad thing? It shouldn’t be a bad thing. I mean, if anything, it’s none of your business because they wanted to do it. It’s their body.” Burn, baby, burn.
3. ANGELINE QUINTO
When you’ve been in the public eye for so long, it comes to a point where you get tired of all the bashing and just think to yourself, “f*ck it.” While others prefer to be demure and deny all the “Salamat Doc” rumors, Angeline Quinto is just the most unbothered when it came to her addressing plastic surgery rumors. She also says that there’s nothing wrong with it if you worked hard to enhance your features. “Ikaw naman ang magta-trabaho at gagawa ng paraan para makapagpa-retoke ka eh. Hindi naman hihingin o nanakawin ang ipangbabayad.” The singer never shied away from this topic and even specified all the procedures that she’s done. “Proud retokada here ❤️ Mabuhay po taung lahat. ?” Tell ’em, sis!
4. JANINE BERDIN
Janine Berdin took the Internet by storm when she posted her new look, sporting purple hair and a fiercer look. Bashers were quick to leave passive aggressive comments like, “mas maganda ka nung di ka pa nag papa retoke” or “bakit ka nagparetoke maganda ka naman dati?” The 19-year-old singer responded in an interview by saying that if there’s something you don’t like about yourself and you are not happy about it, then you can do something about it. Happiness is a choice, guys.
5. IVANA ALAWI
Vlogger Ivana Alawi has been dealing with her insecurities of being blessed with big hips and butt ever since she was a kid. People have even called her “bibe,” teasing her for those curves. Obviously, she got over it and finally embraced her figure, flaunting most of her bikini photos online (as she should). Naturally, bashers didn’t hesitate to ask if she’s done any plastic surgeries. In a vlog with her sister Mona, she said, “natural po beauty ng ate ko!” To which Ivana echoed and roasted them by saying “O, hindi magsisinungaling ‘yung bata. Ayaw niyo kasi maniwala, so ayaw kong paulit-ulit ko siyang sinasagot.”
6. CHIE FILOMENO
Chie Filomeno has been constantly asked about the cosmetic procedures she’s done in the past, and addressed it in an interview that she did in fact undergo rhinoplasty to correct her nose bridge. She then defended herself from the bashers by saying “Enhancing something sa face mo na gusto mo maging confident, that’s something… kung nagawa mo man ‘yun, it doesn’t make you less of a person.” The fact that she still has to explain herself about the things she did to her body is a reflection of how we still have a long way to go as a society.
7. XANDER FORD
Marlou Arizala was an easy target of hurtful comments about his appearance before he transformed into “Xander Ford.” Often teased for his acne, his complexion, and his nose, he decided to go under the knife to be able to help his family as an aspiring actor. “Gusto ko pong bumalik sa pag-aartista and seryosohin ‘yung trabaho para po makatulong talaga sa magulang ko.” When asked what message he had to his bashers, Xander Ford fired back at them and said, “‘Who you’ na sila ngayon.”
8. ANDREA BRILLANTES
For someone who’s lived most of her life publicly, Andrea Brillantes is no stranger to cosmetic enhancement rumors. After all, she’s one of the prettiest faces of today. In a vlog where she talked about assumptions made about her, Andrea responded to these speculations and said, “Hindi po ako retokada, pero thanks for thinking that. Ibig sabihin may maganda sa mukha ko para maisip niyo na retokada ako.” There’s a thing called puberty, in case you didn’t know.
9. NATHALIE HART
Actress Nathalie Hart is known for her hourglass figure and sultry look, which always stirs rumors of her getting a boob job. In a presscon for a previous movie she was promoting, she casually admitted it with no qualms or explanation at all. “Yeah, I had it done,” was all she had to say. Nothing more, nothing less. Queen behavior only!
10. LOISA ANDALIO
Loisa Andalio is the kalog and prangka friend in the group that you’ll be able to easily get along with. When she uploaded a vlog reading mean comments about her, one assumption about her going under knife made her respond in the funniest and most unapologetic way. “Okay lang i-enhance. Hindi ako [against] dun, wala akong problema sa mga nagpapa-enhance. Pero sa nakikita ko, wala naman dapat i-enhance [sa akin] Wow, lakas.” Facts only.
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