So Angel Locsin just surprised the internet with her latest post on Instagram. She shared a couple of mirror selfies of herself as a show of self-love, and not only did friends and fans double-tap, they’re leaving lots of positive comments in support of the actress. We are so here for all that supportive energy — the kind of energy we all want and deserve!
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The photo features the actress wearing a jacket over a sports bra and pants as her workout gear. Angel is sporting a bright smile while looking at the mirror, and we’re feeling her happiness across the screen. She paired the photos with a short caption: “Remember to love every inch of you.” Simple, sweet, and straightforward!
A bit of context on her weight-loss journey
In mid-2020, while she was working on providing support to communities in need at the onset of the pandemic lockdowns, some photos of her circulated, and Angel had to deal with a lot of hateful body-shaming comments from netizens.
She briefly addressed these bashers
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While she stayed mum on the issue while it was raging on, she did briefly address what was happening in a few interviews. In an interview, she said that those are the opinions of the people bashing her. “Hindi ako nagsasalita kasi, parang ano ang sasabihin ko, e iyon ang opinyon [nila] sa sarili ko?”
But she later added that her weight isn’t a measure of who she is as a person. “Totoo naman, mataba naman talaga ako. Pero di naman masusukat no’n kung sino ako.”
Friends are uber supportive
Her friends in the showbiz industry were flooding the post’s comment section with a lot of heart and fire emojis and a litany of compliments. We are absolutely loving this supporting energy all around!
Even her husband Neil gets cheeky
The only thing missing is a wink emoji.
Fans are sooo happy and inspired
Many netizens were surprised with the actress’ transformation and are taking Angel’s weight loss journey as their inspiration for their own balik alindog season. Sana all, but also you can do it, you guys! Pag gusto, may paraan!
Grabe Angel Locsin!
— TayNewPlueMon (Luke) (@outsideblocker) September 22, 2021
— (@Gandianaa) September 22, 2021
ANGEL LOCSIN IS ENOUGH MOTIVATION FOR ME TO LOSE WEIGHT AGAIN!!
— ᶜʰⁱⁿ (@luvfranzine_) September 22, 2021
Iyong Marian Rivera, Angel Locsin, at Bea Alonzo, panay heart comment sa mga posts ng isa’t isa. Loving their friendship. Who would have expected na magiging friends sila lahat? Rivalries who? hahaha
— Jowds Salgado (@JodiSolid) September 22, 2021
Other fans, on the other hand, can’t forget the hate Angel received last year. Some of them couldn’t help but take a jab at the actress’ bashers. We just hope they’re living in peace.
— Darna Fantastic✊ (@Darnafantastic) September 21, 2021
Basher: Pangit na ni Angel ang taba taba nya na!!!!
Angel Locsin: May sinasabi ka ses?? https://t.co/7Qu41ke89T
— Ronalyn Geromo (@rb_geromo) September 22, 2021
Angel Locsin is proof that it is much easier to change your body if you desire to, and much difficult for bodyshamers and judgers to embrace and accept people for who they are. @143redangel pic.twitter.com/VSWeqnRYVz
— we’re all walking stories here (@ijlayugan) September 22, 2021
Taena!!! Nasan ang mga bashers ni angel locsin na nag sasabing balyena sya????! Shuta kayo!!!!!!! Angel Locsin on
— kimmy (@QueenChiu2) September 22, 2021
Angel remains humble
Through it all, Angel remains humble. She replied to a few comments, including those from Bea Alonzo, Angelica Panganiban, and Dimples Romana. The actress joked that the photo’s angle helped and even added that her workout gear from Anne Curtis-Smith’s Our Recess brand has some “magic” in it.
Despite the overwhelming support, the actress stays down to earth. That’s exactly why she’s receiving all this love, and we’re here for it! This is the kind of energy we should see in the middle of this crazy world!