Actress Janella Salvador surprised her fans and followers with her latest swimsuit photos showing her post-baby figure, nearly nine months after she gave birth to her first child.
In her post on Monday, July 12, Janella admitted that she was initially hesitant to post the photos, explaining that she isn't yet where she wants to be in terms of her postpartum weight loss goals.
"I still have 13 pounds to go," she said. "But why not? I’m proud of my progress. Let’s go, momma."
As of this writing, Janella's swimsuit photos have garnered nearly 400,000 "likes" and more than 1,000 comments, with most netizens expressing their admiration for the actress.
"You look amazing," said It's Showtime host Anne Curtis.
"Hot mama!" wrote her fellow actress Liza Soberano.
Meanwhile, Markus Paterson, Janella's partner and father of her child Jude Trevor, said: "That's my GIRL. Proud of you forever".
It was back in January when Janella and Markus, both 23, revealed they had become first-time parents through a vlog post titled "Hey, Jude".
In an interview with Metro.Style last May, Janella admitted that she lost a lot of confidence after giving birth to baby Jude last year.
“I wouldn’t say I got fully depressed, but there are many times until now that I have to remind myself that, ‘Hey, you gave birth to a human, that’s pretty amazing, that’s pretty hard.’ Because, after giving birth, I really lost confidence in myself, a lot of confidence,” she said.
“Nawala lahat ng vanities sa katawan ko. Like when I look in the mirror, I don’t really see myself anymore… It did take a toll on my confidence, but now I’m slowly trying to take care of myself more, get some self-care in, and try to get my old self back,” she added.
Currently, Janella is gearing up for her first acting project since becoming a mother. The actress is set to star in a new episode of ABS-CBN's digital anthology series Click, Like, Share, which underscores the role that social media plays in people’s lives, especially teenagers, and how it can cause harm on users, such as bashing, cyberbullying, online harassment, and depression.
Aside from Janella, the new episodes will also feature Maymay Entrata, Tony Labrusca, and Jerome Ponce. A target release date for the said episodes has yet to be announced.