For years now, Filipinas were led to believe that a western and whiter skin tone was more desirable than our natural bronzed and tanned skin. It is a welcome breath of fresh air when celebrities rock their natural morena beauty.
1. Lovi Poe
Ever since she entered show business, Lovi was never ashamed of her skin tone. In an interview with “Gandang Gabi Vice” back in 2013, the actress said that women should learn to love themselves the way they are.
2. Bianca Gonzalez-Intal
Bianca has always been proud of her morena skin. She’s also very vocal on advocating natural beauty, whether it may be having a fairer or darker skin.
“I know the whitening biz is profitable and provides work for thousands, but I can’t help but feel sad when a morena chooses to endorse one,” she said on a tweet.
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3. Isabelle Daza
Being a daughter of a former Miss Universe, it’s not hard for Isabelle Daza to look as stunning as she does. This model rocks any outfit and makeup look with her glowing bronzed skin.
4. Solenn Heussaff
Being a Filipino-French, Solenn undeniably got her stunning looks from her mom. The quirky actress proves that being morena just makes a woman look hotter!
5. Nadine Lustre
Among the younger celebrities nowadays, Nadine Lustre is one of the most vocal about having dark skin tone. In an interview with Meg, the actress said that she used to use whitening products, but after realizing that she’s beautiful regardless, she stopped aiming for the mestiza look and started embracing her natural skin color instead.
“There’s no need to be embarrassed and be ashamed of our complexion. Everyone’s beautiful, no matter what color it is.”
6. Iza Calzado
Not only did Iza suffer harsh criticisms because of her skin color, she also struggled with her weight. But after years of working hard and learning to love oneself, Iza blossomed like beautiful rose.
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7. Venus Raj
Did you know that 2010 Miss Universe 4th runner up Venus Raj was repeatedly bullied because of her dark skin and slender physique? Growing up, this beauty was often called as “ugly” or “negra” by her playmates. But thanks to the encouragement she received from her mother and relatives, Venus found the courage to pursue beauty pageants.
Who’s ugly now?
8. Rachel Peters
Well, even if you dress this woman with dirty rags and shaved off all of her hair, this Miss Universe Philippines 2017 probably wouldn’t look any less beautiful.
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9. Sanya Lopez
Being a Sangre in the GMA hit series “Encantadia” proved to be a good match for the sun-kissed beauty, Sanya Loopez.
10. Maine Mendoza
Maine Mendoza’s simplicity is what made people love her. Her no fuss personality and effortless beauty makes us believe that beauty comes in all shapes, sizes, and most importantly — color!
So to all morenas out there, drop that whitening soap and enjoy the warmth of the sun!
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