Fil-Am actress Melissa Ricks is enjoying her married life after tying the knot with non-showbiz partner Michael Macatangay last May in the US. However, barely a month back in Manila, the former Star Circle Quest finalist has already gotten comments about her weight gain on her social media account.
On Instagram, she shared a TikTok meme that said, “Bakit tumataba ka nanaman? Siyempre pagkain ang binabantayan ko, hindi buhay at katawan ng iba,” the Kapamilya actress immediately responded to a commenter regarding her weight.
“Masaya ako and I don’t starve myself anymore,” she told a netizen who asked her why she gained weight once again.
Melissa’s struggle with her weight is no secret to the public, as she openly talked about it ever since she had her baby Kiera in 2015. In March of last year, during her TV comeback via the series 24/7, she was candid in talking about her weight loss journey.
“Yung weight loss ko kasi issue talaga yan eversince. Kahit na nung nag-artista ako sinasabi nilang tumataba ako, pero hindi naman. Pero ngayon mataba talaga ako. Hahaha!
“Ang hirap kasi ng weight loss, eh. Yung parang alam mo naman yon, ‘Oh, sige today start tayo,’ okey kayo ng one week tapos after a week wala na naman, kain na naman, tapos nakakalimutan mo na naman.
“Parang nag-a-ano talaga yung weight loss journey ko. Ngayon naman nagta-try na rin akong mag-machine, pero lahat non-invasive. Hindi ako gumagawa ng mga lipo, yung mga ganun, ayaw ko talaga yon, ayoko po talaga. Nerbiyosa na nga ako magpapaganun pa ako, hindi ko kakayanin,” Melissa revealed in her interview with PUSH.
She also gave a reaction to people who keep on bashing her because of her weight.
“Basta ako masaya sa sarili ko. It doesn’t matter na lang kung ano ang sasabihin nila. Kasi ang tao may masasabi naman talaga kahit payat ka, mataba ka, they always have something to say,” she stated.