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Iyah Mina shares how he came out as a transgender at 20 years old

‘Horrorscope’ actress Iyah Mina reveals how she faced one of the scariest moments in her life.

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Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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01/08/2021 06:28 PM
Iyah Mina shares how he came out as a transgender at 20 years old
Photo credit: @iyah_mina IG

Horrorscope star Iyah Mina admitted she has always been a fan of reading horoscopes. The transgender actress plays the role of a fashion designer who proves that her love goes beyond the grave in an episode of the new iWanTFC anthology.

“Lumaki akong nagbabasa ng horoscopes sa mga tabloid sa likod kasama ng ibang kuwento (laughs). Pero naniniwala kasi ako kay Zenaida Seva na ito ay gabay lamang. Kasi minsan nagiging totoo rin, para siyang deja vu, ganun,” she shares during the Horrorscope mediacon held last January 6. 

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READ: Iyah Mina is first transgender woman to win Best Actress in Philippine Cinema​

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When it comes to facing the hardships of real life, Iyah saidshe has always been a realist. “Mas gusto kong harapin yung katotohanan kasi naniniwala kasi ako kapag gumawa ka ng kuwento kailangan alam mong tapusin ito kasi hindi ka gagawa ng isang problema kung hindi mo kayang lagpasan. Mas okay na maging totoo ka sa lahat para hindi sumikip yung nasa paligid mo. Mas okay na totoo ka na lang,” she says. 

One of the most difficult moments of Iyah’s life is when she decided to come out to her family at 20 years old while still in college. “Patago pa akong nagdadamit panlalaki sa bahay. Pagdating sa school, naka-change outfit na ako, ganun. Babae na akong naka-uniform. Matigas lang yung ulo (laughs). Sa buhay ko, yung pagiging ako, yung maging open ako sa family ko na tanggapin ako. Yun yung unang unang kinatakutan ko at eventually nalagpasan namin at sila mismo ang yumakap sa akin at tinanggap ako. Kaya mas okay na sabihin mo yung katotohanan kesa itago mo sa mga mahal mo sa buhay,” she shared.

Watch Horroscope on iWanTFC starting January 13, 2021.