Earlier this month, teen actress Karina Bautista shared photos from her dream debut pictorial last year as she got ready for her 19th birthday on April 29. This year, the former Pinoy Big Brother housemate celebrated with a themed pictorial where she channeled the looks of late Hollywood icons Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.
After hosting the recent season of Bida Star along with her love team partner, Aljon Mendoza, Karina shared in one post her goals for the year.
On Instagram, she wrote, “When we were young, we often get asked what we want to be and I would usually say the craziest stuff like a rock star or someone who backflips. Today it is to become a good actress, host, performer, and nothing beats a billboard which I and my mom would always talk about. I want to be the best in my craft, step by step.”
The outspoken actress, who recently admitted that she has plans of launching her own podcast channel, also shared what’s on her mind this year.
“As we enter society, the real world. It is almost expected of us to follow along. There will be great influences and an environment that will make you settle for ‘ok’. However, it is an inner job to hold on to our big dreams. I am a witness to that. With dedication, hard work, and my palaban attitude, have made me come this far. I didn’t settle for less, I wanted extra, more and as I get them one by one it fuels me to reach even greater things. I am not going to lose to this world,” she wrote in a separate post.
Feeling blessed to be busy with work even during a pandemic, Karina said she considers every time she wakes up every morning as a blessing and that she now knows how to prioritize what is essential in her life.
“Saying no to protect my peace, I choose to put my goals on top because I deserve to reach them. I am beautiful, smart and I trust myself, I am keeping my promises to myself. No one shall make me doubt and control me even if this means ending things,” she shared.