Kylie Padilla talked about her perception of beauty back then
Kapuso actress Kylie Padilla shared how she overcame her eating disorder that was a result of her “standard of beauty” in the past.
Kylie got honest about what she went through because of her wrong mindset back then. In her recent vlog, she talked about the beauty standard that she used to believe and this became detrimental to her well-being.
The actress said that since she lived in Australia during her childhood, she has developed a certain belief that being beautiful means having blonde hair, blue eyes, being tall and skinny.
“Ngayon ko lang nakikita na napaka-unhealthy for a young developing mind, for a young developing girl, to see that,” the actress shared her realization. Kylie Padilla also revealed that she was suffering from an eating disorder for 10 years because of her low self-esteem that led to her belief that she should not gain weight in order to look beautiful.
“I’m recovered now. For 10 years, I was hungry,” she said. Her recovery started when she got pregnant with her first son Alas. Being in that state, she found a reason to eat, and with this, she was able to have respect for her body.
“Naniniwala na rin ako na my worth is more than what I look like and how thin I am,” the actress added. However, back then, it was a struggle for her to lose weight after giving birth. Since she is a celebrity, she chose not to share this aspect of her life with the public.
Although she has recovered from her eating disorder, Kylie Padilla admitted that she is still enduring the aftermath of it. “Even though I’m a recovered bulimic, every day is a challenge for me kasi the habits that were formed when I was a kid turned into a thinking pattern and a belief system that I have,” she shared.
Through this vlog, Kylie said that she hopes it will open the minds of many girls or women who suffered or are suffering from this kind of phase in their lives. She encouraged everyone with these words, “Be kinder to yourself and you have to know that your worth is more than your body.”
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