Bianca Gonzalez took to social media to pen encouraging words for those with morena complexions.
In an Instagram post, Bianca shared her throwback photo and wrote, "Hindi 'kawawa' ang morena. Hindi dehado, hindi lugi, hindi pangit ang maitim kumpara sa maputi. Tama na ang harmful messaging na yan, please."
She continued, "That would be my message to 17-year old me in this picture, and to all other brown-skinned girls (and boys!) who might be reading this."
Bianca's fellow celebrities and her followers were quick to agree about her stand on morena skin.
Iza Calzado agreed saying, "Hindi talaga! I spend so much time under the sun just to maintain my morena glow!"
Meanwhile, one netizen said, "Ay naku hinding hindi talaga! I noticed it was when I embraced my being morena that it started working out for me. I get booked for events specifically because I looked very Filipina."
"I believe that there’s beauty in every skin shade and body shape," another netizen said.