During the presscon for a weight loss flavored drink, brand endorser Jessy Mendiola made a big revelation to the press as she finally addressed the real reason as to why she isn't seen as often on television.
According to the Kapamilya star, her hiatus from showbiz stemmed from a 'fat memo' from her management.
"Hindi naman ako nawala. It's just nag lay low lang ako ng very light kasi nga nagkaroon ng weight gain. Nakatanggap ako ng fat memo," she revealed.
"Yes, it's true. A year ago or two years ago. It's a proof na you can't get work if you gain weight. That's how society works," she added.
Apparently, she went through depression as a result of the whole 'fat memo' experience.
"I got very depressed. Parang dumating ako sa point na, 'Ah ito na lang pala din talaga 'yung halaga ko. Kung hindi ako sexy, wala akong projects or hindi nila ako makikita as who I am.' So sa mga nagsasabi na nagpapayat siya dahil nabash siya, it's not [true]. I wanted to feel good. So I started being healthy. Add-on na lang 'yung pagpapayat," she said.
Jessy also said she respects the said memo as she understands that looking good comes with her job as a celebrity.
"Pero I understand naman kasi it's part of our job to stay in shape and to look our best," she added.
Asked how she overcame her depression, she answered, "'Yung support system ko. And it's more of siyempre hindi naman 'yun mangayayari mag-isa. Kailangan mo rin talagang maging active in life. Hindi lang siya sa pagwowork-out ha. More of pro-active sa mga tao, sa work mo," she said.
Meanwhile, Jessy Mendiola is set to mark her comeback through the Metro Manila Film Festival entry titled 'The Girl in the Orange Dress.'