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Judy Ann Santos admits being hurt by criticisms about her weight

Judy Ann Santos also defends Sharon Cuneta and Claudine Barretto from harsh criticisms about their weight.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

8/11/2011 9:27 AM
Judy Ann Santos admits being hurt by criticisms about her weight


081111-juday_main.jpgJudy Ann Santos surprised everyone at the press conference of her upcoming reality show Junior MasterChef: Pinoy Edition when she appeared in a black dress looking slimmer than ever. The actress-turned-first time TV host revealed that she had lost 34 pounds since she gave birth almost a year ago. “Nakaka-inspire na may mga nagsasabi sa akin na pumapayat na ako, lalo na kapag ‘yung mga taong minsan lang ako makita. Alam ko naman na hindi kayo marunong mambola,” she told those who loved her new figure.

JMC marks Judy Ann’s return to showbiz after a year of focusing on mommy duties to Yohan and Lucho, her children with husband Ryan Agoncillo. She said that when she decided to return to work beginning with JMC, the first thing that crossed her mind was to lose weight. “Ayoko talagang lumabas na sobrang malaki ako kasi alam ko nang katakot takot na panlalait ang matatanggap ko. True enough maraming nakarating sa akin. Hindi nga talaga natin mapi-please lahat ng tao. Tsaka bata pa lang ako nasanay na ako na tawaging ‘siopao’, ‘monay’, ‘aparador.’ May bago pa ba silang itatawag sa akin?!
 
The Young Superstar admitted that she would often get hurt by the non-stop criticisms regarding her figure. She asked those people to think first before saying hurtful words not just to celebrities, but to anyone who has an imperfection. “Kilala ko rin naman ang mga tao, nagbabasa ako sa Twitter kahit wala akong Twitter, kung makapanlait ang iba parang napaka-perfect nila. Bago tayo manlait ng ibang tao, kahit hindi artista, tingnan muna nila ‘yung mga sarili nila at tanungin kung perfect ba sila. Easy easy lang sa pagbabatikos. May mga istorya tayong hindi alam. Baka sa panlalait natin e mas lalo nating pinasasama ‘yung nararamdaman ng tao.

She went on to talk about her secret how she managed to be 34 pounds slimmer. “Wala namang sikreto talaga. Tuloy pa rin ang diet ko. Nasa disiplina lang ‘yan at sa kagustuhan mong makapagbihis nang maayos. Minsan kapag may oras nagja-jogging ako or workout na lang sa bahay. Pero wala talagang intense training kasi may trabaho and pag-uwi ko sa bahay pagod na rin ako. Maaga pa akong gumigising kasi aasikasuhin ko pa ‘yung mga bata. Ang pagpapapayat hindi naman ‘yang kasing dali ng pagkuha ng damit sa aparador. Kailangan ng sapat na panahon at matinding effort. Sana ‘yung mga gustong pumayat bigyan naman natin ng sapat na panahon at ‘wag naman sobrang laitin.

However, with a cooking show like JMC, Judy Ann couldn’t help but binge on the delectable food made by the kid contestants. “Mahirap talaga. Masarap kumain e, ha ha ha! Pero hindi naman kailangan ubusin ‘yung mga pagkain. Tikim tikim lang naman kami. Dumadating ako sa set na hindi pa kumakain. Hinihintay ko na lang kapag titikman na namin ng mga judges ‘yung gawa ng mga bata, ha ha ha! Pag-uwi sa bahay hindi na rin ako kumakain. Minsan mansanas na lang o yogurt o gatas. Minsan naman tubig na lang, basta mabusog. Matutulog na lang ako.”

She also commended good friend Sharon Cuneta for losing so much weight so far as evident on her current show The Biggest Loser: Pinoy Edition. “I’m super happy for her, so proud. Let’s give Ate more time. Hayaan natin siya sa diskarte niya. Now she’s more inspired na magpapayat pa. ‘Wag natin siyang i-pressure o batikusin agad. Lahat tayo may pinagdadaanan, kahit ang Megastar na tulad niya.

Another of friend Judy Ann’s, Claudine Barretto, has also been the subject of harsh attacks because of her weight. Judy Ann defended her friend, “Bigyan natin ng panahon ‘yung tao. Lahat tayo may karapatang mag take ng time.”

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