As public personalities, people have this thinking that celebrities should be confined to the society’s ideal perception of what being attractive is. That they should have smooth skin, no flaws, and a skinny body.
Whenever these figures doesn’t fit those descriptions, there are always netizens that will point out what they should be and should not be. This includes the topic of weight.
As cameras make one look multiple times the size they truly are, networks give ‘fat memos’ to those who they think looked heavy on-screen.
Here are some of the celebrities who have were reported to have received memos from their respective networks and those who have been fat shamed online.
Jessy recently admitted that she has received a “fat memo” from the big bosses of ABS-CBN around one or two years ago.
“It’s a proof na you can’t get work if you gain weight. That’s how society works.”
She admitted that back then, she didn’t understand the reason why she received the said memo, and it did not have a positive effect on her. In fact, the incident even pushed her into depression.
“I got very depressed. Parang dumating ako sa point na, ‘Ah ito na lang pala din talaga ‘yung halaga ko. Kung hindi ako sexy, wala akong projects or hindi nila ako makikita as who I am.’”
But eventually, the star picked herself up and decided that rather being sexy, she just wants to be healthy and feel good about herself. Losing weight is just an add-on to the process.
She also gave credit to her support system who became her inspiration through those hard times.
“Yung support system ko. And it’s more of siyempre hindi naman ‘yun mangayayari mag-isa. Kailangan mo rin talagang maging active in life. Hindi lang siya sa pagwowork-out ha. More of pro-active sa mga tao, sa work mo.”
Geoff was also one to receive the said “fat memo” from his mother station GMA.
He admitted it four years ago, and said that he “knew it was coming.”
It was said that during Forever, his series with Heart Evangelista, their stylists had to resort to layering off his clothes just to hide his weight gain. And later on, the executives had to intervene.
“GMA talked to my manager, they went over what should be done and all that, and then my manager told me about it.”
Unlike Jessy, Geoff didn’t have any negative reactions. But the memo didn’t have any positive effect either as he didn’t have any projects following such.
“GMA talked to my manager, they went over what should be done and all that, and then my manager told me about it. When he told me, wala. I wasn’t angry. I didn’t complain. There was no point.
“I don’t want to bullshit you: It wasn’t just a memo, it was a suspension. Nawalan ako ng trabaho.”
He was given three months to get back in shape.
Three years ago, Little Nanay leading man Hiro said that he didn’t necessarily get a “fat memo”, but he did receive a warning.
In an interview, he was compared to Mark Herras, who was Kris Bernal‘s brother in the series, and how he got a bigger role than the already established actor.
He said that his role is not a proof that he’s ahead of Herras, but he thinks that he just fits the character more.
“I think, the safest thing that I can say is, ako yung pinaka-fit sa character ni Archie. We had a screen test before they announced na ako ang lead.”
Peralta proceeded to admit that he gained weight prior to the show but did not work out because of it. The real reason was his management warned him that he was getting fat.
“Parang they told me, ‘Hiro, you’re getting fat. Don’t wait for the fat memo.’
“Parang ako, ‘Sige, give me two weeks, I’ll lose weight, yung magandang weight loss.’Kaya nang makita nila ako, hindi na ako mataba.”
According to a report by Pinoy Stop, one of the reasons why Richard didn’t renew his contract with the Kapuso network was a “fat memo” he supposedly received, which has insulted him. Another report said that the network also told him that they can’t give him offbeat roles as he has been gaining weight.
The Megastar once opened up that she avoided attending social events because she was “ashamed” of her size.
“I WAS ASHAMED TO GO BECAUSE OF HOW FAT I WAS, that I knew no matter how hard I tried, I could never look like ME.”
She added that she would get too self concious and started thinking about what people would say about her.
“I knew mean souls would laugh and snicker and talk behind my back, and why, I asked myself, would I want to give them the opportunity to do all that and put myself through all the pain and humiliation they would’ve caused me?”
Judy Ann Santos
In a press conference in 2016, Judy Ann candidly admitted that she has “come to terms” with being fat. She said that she already braced herself for more weight related remarks when her movie, Kusina, was released.
She also clapped back after a netizen called her fat. In a comment she said, “Affected ka ba na mataba pa rin ako? Pasensya na hindi ko kasi alam na nagmomonitor ka pala.. D bale.. Pag pumayat ako ikaw unang unang itatag ko ah, para mabawasan bigat ng dibdib mo.”
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There has been a buzz going around that there will be a biographical film – or biopic – revolving around the story of former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Rolando “Bato” dela Rosa.
It is said to be directed by Adolf Alix Jr. and will star Robin Padilla, which is also named as one of the producers of the film.
Gen. Bato perosnally said that he eyes Padilla to play the role and if possible, Megastar Sharon Cuneta to act as his wife because she’s a huge fan of the veteran actress.
But instead of focusing on their love story, he wanted the plot to put emphasis on his hardships and challenges before he reached where he is right now.
“Mas gusto ko kasing ma-inspire ang mga tao, lalo na ang mga kabataan na kahit galing ka sa mahirap, you could be somebody.”
It was not stated if the movie will be out before or after the 2019 midterm elections wherein he’s running for a Senatorial position.
The internet went crazy when ABS-CBN‘s 2018 Christmas station ID “Family is Love” on Sunday, November 18, during ASAP Natin To.
There has been hundreds of stars seen in the video, which included, Vice Ganda, Coco Martin, Sarah Geronimo, Gary Valenciano, Piolo Pascual, and Regine Velasquez. Loveteams KathNiel, LizQuen, JaDine, JoshLia, and MayWard were also present in the video.
But as it seemed like every Kapamilya star has participated in the Station ID, there are still notable stars who were not sighted in the video.
Janno openly expressed his disappointment on Instagram. In his now-deleted post, he told everyone not to look for him at the Station ID because he was not even given the chance to participate.
“Throwback to Sept. 12 this year when I signed with @starmusic.ph. Naalala ko lang. Sila yata di ako naalala e.”
He also replied to one comment saying that maybe it’s because he’s not signed on a network contract, but as far as he knows, as long as you’re a recording artist, you’ll be included on the station ID.
When another netizen suggested for him to return to GMA-7, however, he told that the Kapuso network isn’t giving him any projects.
The Megastar was also not included in the Station ID. She is currently filming for her movie with Kathryn Bernardo and Richard Gomez, directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.
Julia, who is filming for Doctors to the Barrio alongside Kean Cipriano, was also not sighted in the music video.
The Exes Baggage star was also absent.
Alessandra De Rossi
Alessandra was also not in the station ID. Her movie ‘Through Night and Day‘ is currently showing in cinemas.
DonKiss fans fans have noticed the absence of the loveteam’s other half Kisses.
Judy Ann Santos
Like the artists listed above, Judy Ann did not participate in this year’s ABS-CBN Station ID.
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The cast of ASAP recently flew to Australia and one of the stars who flew there was Robi Domingo, who released a vlog about the trip on November 15.
His YouTube video contains clips of what the performers were doing during their free time.
At one part of the vlog, Domingo talked to actor Daniel Padilla, who had lost his phone in the city.
Domingo asked Padilla what he felt when he lost the phone before saying, “It’s not about the phone for me.”
The actor immediately agreed and added that people can always buy a new phone but there were files and photos in his old device.
“Yeah, oo, it’s not about the phone. You can always buy a new phone. You know, it’s the files, it’s the pictures.”
Domingo pushed on and asked Padilla what else is important. The latter immediately answered that he cannot contact his girlfriend, who is also his on-screen partner Kathryn Bernardo.
“The problem is she’s gonna be very very mad at me.”
The actress did not join the group in Australia as she was busy filming the Cathy Garcia-Molina movie ‘Three Words to Forever‘ starring Sharon Cuneta and Richard Gomez.
There are a number of celebrities that constantly use their platforms to voice out their opinions on certain topics, one of which is the subject of Poilitics.
In a recent Instagram post, Megastar Sharon Cuneta defended herself from a netizen accusing her of using her popularity for political reasons like for the campaign of her husband Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan and her brother Cesar “Chet” Cuneta.
“Sharon.. I don’t believe in you anymore.. You are using your popularity for political reasons.. Let the people think about the merits of your husband.. Leave your brother and him alone campaigning.. just eat the Cookies and Cream.. without popularity you will still be who you are now.. Don’t cry over non popularity”
Sharon responded that everyone has the right to voice out their beliefs, and that includes celebrities. She added that even if she’s rooting for both, her husband and brother also speak for themselves.
“we ALL have the right to let people know in whom and in what we believe. That is our prerogative. Artistas have been voicing out their opinions and supporting candidates they believe in for generations. Omg if you don’t understand that, please sana alam mong Kiko and my brother do speak for themselves. Please spare na lang my cookies and cream and any flavor ice cream. Since di ka nakakaintindi, ice cream ko na lang maga-adjust sayo! Jusko ka importante mo naman. And ano yung “don’t cry over non-popularity?”. Di ko maintindihan kung sinasabi mong i’m using my popularity for what in your mind are wrong things or kung sinasabi mong wala na kong popualrity.
Sharonians, matutulog na ako ha. I love and miss you all! Kayo na and bahala dito kay “I don’t believe in you anymore sharon.” Thank you pala for that kasi I don’t like naman the people who believe in me to be people lang pala like you. Nakakahiya naman samin ng kapatid ko, Mayor Gomez, at sa ice cream ko. Baka maoffend pa cookies and cream ko sayo! Mabalos.”
The singer-actress accompanied her brother in filing his certificate of candidacy for a mayoral bid on Oct. 12. She also thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for supporting Chet Cuneta.
The Asia’s Songbird has recently signed an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN Network and it got people asking the reasons behind her decision.
In her welcome press conference last Wednesday, October 17, Regine Velasques has revealed some of the details why she decided to transfer networks after being a Kapuso for 20 years.
1. There are not enough leading men in GMA.
In a report made by Pep.ph, Cacai Velasquez, who is the singer’s sister and business manager, revealed that there’s actually a scarcity of potential leading men in GMA Network.
“Kunwari yung pag soap, sinong puwedeng i-partner? Yung ganun ba?
“In terms of project, nali-limit din. You’re limited to the characters also kasi yung leading man, medyo kapos.”
2. Regine’s decision was not because of the talent fee but to explore more opportunities.
Cacai also said that it was not about how much the talent fee is anymore, but because Regine wants to work with other artists and have more opportunities.
“Nothing to do with the TF [talent fee] anymore… eto yung decision niya na nothing to do with the TF anymore. It was a factor before but ang talaga sa kanya is to work with other artists, yun talaga.”
GMA-7 also released a statement saying that they respect the singer’s decision to join her husband in ABS-CBN and pursue other opportunities in another network.
“We understand her decision to join her husband and we wish her well as she pursues other opportunities outside GMA Network.”
3. To work with ABS-CBN’s artists.
With Regine’s ABS-CBN transfer, she is now free to work with some of the network’s biggest stars.
When asked who she’s looking forward to having a project with, she named Piolo Pascual, Aga Muhlach, Morisette Amon, Robin Padilla, and one of her best friends Megastar Sharon Cuneta.
4. Her interest on returning to the big screen.
Regine then told reporters about her excitement about exploring projects like opportunities to star in movies and to work with her husband Ogie Alcasid.
“I’m excited kasi ang Star Cinema nandiyan lang, so, siyempre gagawa rin tayo ng pelikula.”
She also showed interest to be partnered with Jericho Rosales, Sam Milby, and Coco Martin.
5. To collaborate with OPM Icons.
Aside from singers who were also from GMA-7 like Janno Gibbs, Lani Misalucha, and Jaya, Regine is also looking forward to collaborating with Kapamilya singers.
She said that she’s looking forward to working with vocalists in ASAP, especially Sarah Geronimo.
“I’m so excited because I get to work with Sarah. Alam niyo naman kung gaano ko kamahal si Sarah. Plus I get to work with other singers in ‘ASAP.'”
6. ABS-CBN has a lot of mediums for artists like Regine to offer
From print (books, magazines) to records (Star Music) to movies (ABS-CBN Films), teleseryes and many more. ABS-CBN also has a lot of produced shows locally and abroad which will widen her reach as an artist.
7. Wants to experience being with #1 TV Station in the Philippines
Regine wanted to work with ABS-CBN and called the network ‘number one.’
“Yun talaga yun, na bago man lang matapos yung career ko, masabi kong nakatrabaho ko din ang number one station.”
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Even though she had an invitation, Megastar Sharon Cuneta didn’t make it to the first ever ABS-CBN Ball held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel on September 29.
In her Instagram post last weekend, Sharon said that everything was ready for her appearance at the ball, including her gown and the glam team that will help her prepare.
But unfortunately, she wasn’t able to make it because of tiredness and body ache after her 40th anniversary concert in Araneta Coliseum the day before the event. She explained that it was her decision not to attend.
My beautiful gown by @jotlosa was ready, glam team @mariano.peachy @jeffreyaromin were ready. The star who was invited to the ABS-CBN BALL thought last night that she was definitely gonna be ready to go. Until she woke up this afternoon and her whoooole boooodyyyy was aching sooooo much that she couldn’t walk straight- cos she forgot she wanted to go to the Ball after singing, standing, dancing, moving for hours on stage last night! So girl is gonna eat her first (again, yes, FIRST) meal today when room service arrives, then conk out and sleep, hopefully long enough to recover for work tomorrow (Yes, tomorrow and everyday after!)! Have fun, all my Kapamilya! I love you! God bless you all. ❤️❤️❤️
Aside from the megastar, her daughter, KC Concepcion, was also invited to the event.
Fans recently welcomed real-life couple Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla at the premiere of the intenational screening of their box office hit The Hows of Us.
They visited Indonesia and also held a premiere in Vietnam.
This was the first time that a Star Cinema film held a premiere in Indonesia so it was a huge honor for the two Kapamilya stars.
Aside from the red carpet screening of their movie, Kathryn and Daniel also held a meet and greet session for their growing fanbase in the said countries.
Their schedules are jampacked as it was also revealed that right after the international screenings of The Hows of Us, Daniel will head over to his solo concert rehearsals, and Kathryn will be filming with Sharon Cuneta and Richard Gomez for an upcoming movie.
“Sa mga Filipino and non-Filipino fans namin sa Jakarta and Vietnam, pupunta na kami diyan so sana ma-enjoy niyo ang movie.”
Speculations have risen that the Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez will be joining the Kapamilya network soon.
It is after her husband, Ogie Alcasid, transferred to ABS-CBN. Adding fuel to the fire, her friend Sharon Cuneta promoted Velasquez‘s US concert tour on her Instagram account with a rather intriguing caption.
Asia’s Songbird in a very special tour! Don’t miss it! (Dalian mo na nga my luv yan at tapusin na natin ang mga dapat natin tapusin! Para makatumbling na ng maayos. Hahahahaha!!!! Wheeeeee!!! EXCITED sa lamna! Hahahaha! I love you.
As Cuneta did not mention what she was excited about, people turned to Velasquez’s husband for the clarification.
“Ahh, hindi! Hindi yun about that!” Alcasid said in an interview with PEP Troika on August 15.
He said that the two were just planning a show together since a lot of fans have been suggesting the collaboration.
“Kasi, nag-uusap yung dalawang yun, e, na gusto nilang mag-show. So, yun, pinaplano nila. Gusto nilang mag-back-to-back [concert]. Actually, si Reg, idol niya yun, e. Si Sharon, gustung-gusto ni Regine. Andami ring… Regine-Sarah [Geronimo], gusto ring mag-concert. Meron ding Vice [Ganda]-Regine…”
Regarding her rumored network transfer, Alcasid said that it’s better if Velasquez is the one to personally answer all those as he doesn’t want to dictate her next move.
“Ako, kung saan siya masaya. I don’t wanna … you know, magdi-dictate sa kanya. May sarili siyang diskarte.”
Maybe most of us at some point aspired to lose weight or at least be more fit.
To inspire ourselves to stand up and aim for a healthier life, here are some celebrities who did it, and maybe, they can inspire us as well.
Erwan Heussaff was once a “fat kid” but is now the “fat kid inside” due to proper diet and the right amount of exercise.
Judy Ann Santos
Judy Ann Santos gained weight due to pregnancy, but the actress shed it all by making exercise a family bonding activity.
Actress Angel Locsin was previously bashed for gaining weight but she still remains one of the country’s sexy figures.
From being a huggable comedian, Vandolph Quizon is now a buff father.
The former Pinoy Big Brother housemate shocked everyone with her sexy image which is a different look compared to what she showcased before at the ABS-CBN variety show.
Billy Crawford has undergone exercise and diet in preparation for his wedding with Coleen Garcia.
KC Conception’s travels have paved the way for her to showcase her healthy looking body.
Actress Iza Calzado has always been known for her tall and lean body but she proved that you can always improve it with some intense workout.
Host Raymond Gutierrez is one of those people that shocked everyone with his weight loss. Raymond shunned away from social media for a while and came back as the leaner and healthier version of himself.
Last April, Claudine Barretto started posting photos on her Instagram account showcasing her slimmer body. Netizens didn’t miss the transformation as they commented about her visible weight loss.
Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla recently made a showbiz comeback on It’s Showtime after taking a break for two years to take care of her daughter. She revealed that she has then lost around 40lbs since giving birth.
Last February 2018, Megastar Sharon Cuneta, shared her secret on having a sexier body. She told one Netizen to just cut out all carbs but never ever skip meals.
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