Bela Padilla looks back on her career with gratitude

Bela is currently in Europe

BY ROSELLE BASBAS

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5/15/2018 1:49 PM
Bela Padilla looks back on her career with gratitude


 

Bela Padilla is enjoying the fruits of her labor by touring Europe this summer. 

In an Instagram post, she shared a photo of herself in Paris, France, as she reflected on her life’s journey and career.

She shared that she started working when she was 16, scared but hopeful.

"Just another fair skinned girl, not striking in any way, as some of you say. Not much of anything but I was born into this world, so I deserved a fighting chance. I didn’t know if I could act or not, but I wanted to learn," Bela said.

"This post is to thank you. To all the bosses, managers, handlers and RMs I’ve had. To the friends I have and make on the way. And again to you, who somehow is interested in what I am and am not," she wrote.

Read the full post here:

 

 

I started working at 16, a few weeks shy of my 17th birthday. I was scared but hopeful. Just another fair skinned girl, not striking in any way, as some of you say. Not much of anything but I was born into this world, so I deserved a fighting chance. I didn’t know if I could act or not, but I wanted to learn. 11 years after, I’ve finally mustered up the courage to ask for my first proper leave. 11 years of crying for new personas but being able to live comfortably. I am grateful for my work, and I am grateful for you. You, who lines up for my movies and cries when I cry on television. Because of you I took this trip happily. Because yes, I don’t need much and I am much simpler than my peers. And yes, I don’t dream of too much money, but I do want to be able to buy a vintage hat that somebody else wore in her early twenties, decades ago. And to be able to eat cheese and warm bread when I’m hungry. So this post is to say thank you. To all the bosses, managers, handlers and RMs I’ve had. To the friends I have and make on the way. And again to you, who somehow is interested in what I am and am not. I’m sorry if I am strict about what I share to you. If I indulge you and when I dont, I am on leave after all 😂 buuuut I can honestly promise to give you my best all the time, whether it breaks me or not. ❤️ Here’s to more vintage hats and warm bread 👍🏻 I look forward to working hard for 11 years more to be able to stand on this exact same bridge again. Thank you ❤️

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