Sharon Cuneta gets ready to host 'The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition' and deal with criticisms about her weight.
As the host of upcoming show The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition, Sharon Cuneta says she considers it a very big honor to have been offered the job. The Megastar, who has had to deal with issues regarding her weight fluctuations over the years, says that the show is more than just another job to her, especially when some advised her to just pass on the project'nbsp; "For me it was very touching kasi sabi nila baka maging laughingstock ka, ganyan, ganyan. Sabi ko, maganda nga kasi nag-lose na ako [ng weight] at this point. Nung biglang dumating itong Biggest Loser, yung timing din na pumapayat na rin ako. But I'rsquo;ve never reached yung kanilang kalakihan. I say that with all humility and just love noh pero I understand them well, kung anong nararamdaman nila," she says. The actress admits that she understands the importance of having a good body image as an entertainer and also for her overall health. "At a certain age and at a certain point, kailangan kong maging presentable sa publiko dahil sa career ko. Pero sa personal na buhay ko, kailangan kong maging healthy dahil mahal ko ang pamilya ko. What'rsquo;s the point of working so hard and saving all your suweldo kung ipang-o-ospital mo lang pala? Kasi there are so many diseases caused by obesity. It'rsquo;s just really changing your mindset. Para you eat a little healthier na hindi naman ibig sabihin na walang ka-lasa lasa yung pagkain mo," she shares.
Sharon hopes that her headlining The Biggest Loser will make her a source of inspiration more than anything else, both to the contestants and viewers. "When it was presented [to me] parang nakakaiyak yung Biggest Loser. Sabi ko, by the time this airs, no one'rsquo;s going to laugh at me. They will all be inspired because when they auditioned, nag-iyakan talaga yung iba," she says. Sharon was also especially proud to announce how successful the first audition was. "Nung nagpa-audition ang Biggest Loser Asia, 80 pinoys lang ang nag-audition, pero nung nagpa-audition na for The Biggest Loser Philippines, more than 600 ang dumating. Ang nakakaiyak, nag-iiyakan ang iba pagdating dun kasi dun lang daw nila na-feel na hindi sila pinagtatawanan, hindi sila jina-judge, may mga katulad pa pala sila. Tapos lahat sila nandun. Bakit sila nandun? Gusto na kasi nila magbago eh pero hindi nila alam kung paano. So talagang nakakaiyak kasi nung nakita ko talaga, kasi hindi ko ma-imagine," she recalls.
When asked if she'rsquo;s ever held a grudge against those who point out her weight, Sharon says she its hard not to be affected but she just tries to focus on her blessings instead. "Sumasama ang loob ko pero hindi ko tinatanim. Eh kasi kahit pagbali-baliktarin mo ang mundo, masarap buhay ko eh (laughs). Magrereklamo pa ba ako? [Iniisip ko na lang,] "Kawawa naman itong mga 'lsquo;to, wala ng maipintas sa akin kundi taba. Andali pa ng solusyon. 'lsquo;Pag physical, wala akong problema dun. Una sa lahat, never naman akong nag-feel