#REALTALK: Having a smooth, flawless, poreless and healthy skin will only make you look maaliwalas (it is a Tagalog word for “clear,” literally speaking, but figuratively speaking, it means “pleasant”)… but not necessarily pretty or beautiful, speaking of facial features and symmetry.
Nagiging maganda lang without makeup sa paningin ng tao despite the huge, dark eyebags just because of your healthy, smooth, flawless and poreless skin–in other words, KUTIS MAHARLIKA! Pero speaking of facial features, by elitist beauty standards (well, not necessarily discriminatory, though), they’re not necessarily maganda ang mukha.
My definition of pretty face? ‘Yung may SOPHISTICATED facial features tsaka classic ang dating, which other makinis girls do not have… kahit porselana ang kutis nilang maharlika! Also, even though they get DARK… will have flaws on their face… they still look good.
Actually, big, dark eyebags only look good for women who are of a darker skin tone. No kidding, mas nadadala pa nila ng tama, kumpara naman sa mga kutis porselana pero facial features pa lang, so-so ang dating.
You know why I am always pertaining towards Mariel Rodriguez and Kitchie Nadal for this one. I have never heard of people desiring for their face… or just a few people, but I think it won’t reach majority of Filipina girls and women. As much as I have read feedback from netizens, all they desire from Mariel and Kitchie is their skin type, not their facial features.
Side Note: Sadly, by Filipino beauty standards, basta makinis at walang flaws ang balat mo, maganda ka na kaagad, kahit hindi gaano ka-stunning ang facial features mo. Kaya naman pala, everyone thinks that Wendy Valdez is “sayang” because she’s good-looking but she ain’t blessed with a healthy skin.
Well, pagdating sa face value, talo pa sila ni Ellen Adarna. Girls and women do not necessarily desire for her skin type–they desire her FACIAL FEATURES: Face shape, wide forehead, pointy nose, luscious lips and of course, her cat eyes. Kung ilalagay si Ellen sa DLSU, she would be the crush ng bayan, not just an ordinary-looking girl-next-door in the campus.
Sometimes, we have the impression that there are some better-looking people who ain’t blessed with a flawless skin will bloom more than their naturally-makinis counterparts if they become makinis.
Sans the pimple marks… they’ll look great! No kidding!
Ellen may not be blessed with a 100% flawless skin (she is freckled… but thankfully she has no skin problems), but guess what? She will still look good kahit magka-pimple marks pa siya sa mukha niya.
Everyone was worried when they saw Sarah Meier and Daiana Menezes in person. Actually, hindi raw maganda ang keratin structure ni Sarah Meier (that’s the problem of most halfies of European descent) kaya they didn’t find her pretty. Well, if you’re blessed with healthy skin, your hair is flat-straight at the same time–with glossy shine pa ‘yan, ah!
If you were to ask me, although I do not find Daiana very attractive (mas gusto ko pa si Priscilla Meirelles), I still find her stunning. Same with Sarah Meier. Sometimes, it’s not about the smooth skin that you possess, it’s just the X-factor that matters, and that includes how you interact with non-celebrities.
It is a FACT that a smooth, flawless skin texture will actually transform so-so facial features to a stunning one. I ain’t kidding, either. Basta so-so looking face… pero makinis ang balat mo, automatically maganda ka na.
Well, my couz is actually still good-looking despite the pimple marks! Thing is, she looks older than her age.
The Flawed versus Flawless
Sometimes, beauty really varies. However, I just think that Filipino beauty standards are becoming hypocritical nowadays. Ang basehan lang nila ng maganda kahit walang makeup? Just a smooth, flawless skin. Kung ikukumpara mo lang sina Majarot at Kubeta kay Lovita at Yenggay, the latter two are still BETTER-LOOKING in person compared to the former two. Siguro, if you’re going to delve in Japanese and Korean beauty standards, Lovi and Yeng will surely stand out! Trust me!
No wonder, hindi ko pala type si Cass Ponti (the ex-PBB star)–she’s sexy, but speaking of face value, I think nadala lang ‘yan sa skin type niya. Infairness, makinis ang kanyang sun-kissed glow. But my ex-crush likes her (hypocritically… hak hak! Mas type pa niya ang Yamato Nadeshiko kesa sa Ipanema Girl).
Also, by Japanese and Korean standards, Majarot and Kubeta won’t be well-liked. Past issues pa lang, they will either be the next Erika Sawajiri or the next Nozomi Sasaki–or the next Ceci Zhang Baizhi. Or they might be forced to end up like the late Jang ja-yeon and/or Choi Jin-shil (RIP). By Japanese standards, they have some similarities with Filipino standards–act like goody-two-shoes, and you will be well-liked. No wonder, basta maganda ang reputasyon sa publiko, sila pa ang may loyal fanbase, kumpara naman sa mga maraming mga isyu sa buhay. Bueno, kaya masama parin ang lipunang Pilipino kay AA Klenk, ngunit pinapatawad nila ang mga kagaya ni Anne Curtis. At least, si Anne Curtis, hindi siya gagawa ng isyu para lang mapag-usapan, consistency-wise. She makes mistakes, and HELL, she isn’t ashamed of admitting those things. Guys, if someone will admit their mistakes, don’t think na nilalaglag nila ang sarili nila. I was at the same stage as Anne, but then, at the end of the day, it’s up to society or a certain group whether they will judge you or not. If Anne Curtis slapped JLC and slut-shamed Phoem in the Prive (well, I won’t make an article about this one since it’s too boring for me to discuss), then that’s because juice detox + drinking wine = NOT GOOD. Anne did a big mistake right there–and she only did it once. Please guys, especially to Twitter peepz, you have to analyze deeply why people will always think that AA will always and forever will be negative in the eyes of Filipino society while Anne C. is being forgiven. Pagdating siguro sa public image, Anne knows how to handle herself–she may act posh, fitting in the crowd or being herself. I do not buy the fact that acting sweet means being fake/hypocrite. As a matter of fact, Ellen acted sweet (well, not in a pa-tweetums manner) despite her track record, and Marian Rivera never started being palengkera during her heydays. Annabelle Rama also never started being palengkera, though she has this “mataray” demeanor ever since her kids entered showbiz. It’s a matter of fact of starting your career WITH CLEAN HANDS before you enter show business. Ellen made sure that she enters showbiz with CLEAN HANDS, leaving everything behind.
Unfortunately, Majarot entered the showbiz with clean hands, yet she was never pansinin. She only started to earn fame when she and John Wayne Sace became together (GTalkers, I know you’re biased to Maja-rot like the rest of the FP-tards right there!). AA, on the other hand, entered showbiz untidy–although she was not very pansinin that time. At least, Maja-rot entered showbiz CLEAN, unlike KubetAA who entered showbiz the not-so clean way, tapos she earned her fame her OWN way via controversies alone. Without these controversies, she won’t step out from the shadows of her onee-chan.
I do not know why, but people on Twitter will just think about AA’s assets and physical attributes more than her attitude. It seems that people will just say, “I just like your face and assets, PERIOD.” Eh, sinong matinong taong magkaka-gusto sa ugali ni KubetAA, hindi po ba? One more thing, kung totoong tao talaga si AA, why is she trying to conceal her evils by claiming to be a God-fearing person? To fit in the pa-tweetums celebrities? Goodness, I hate comparing her again to Singapore, pero at least si Singapore, she does not need to brag about her faith. Kung tutuusin pa nga, ang mga walang bahid sa track record ay ‘yung mga hindi masyadong religious, eh. Of course, ask me something, I will tell you that I’m not a religious person at all. As a matter of fact, I also find Buddhism and Islam something to look up to as well.
Call me an obsessive hater of KubetAA (take that quote from Tanders!). Okay, I am not focusing on her looks alone–as a matter of fact, how will we be soooooooooooooo forgiving and tolerant to AA if she will not stop having the reputation of “gagawa lang ng isyu para lang mapag-usapan”? Ganun siya, eh. Rather than being a “totoong tao,” she’s only an attention-seeker. Papansin masyado, in other words. Kaya the next time you see her with another kabit moments or another catfight, you’d rather not wonder why she’s not stopping from being a palengkerang homewrecker. Palibhasa’y she was not given a good upbringing–in other words, she was over-appreciated unlike her sister, who grew up learning from her mistakes and developing a certain character that will please anyone effortlessly. Well, hindi rin people-pleaser si Ara-san, pero she proved her worth as a person and as an entertainer naman. Naaawa lang ako sa kanya mainly because pagod na siyang pagtakpan si AA. Yes, ganun siya ka-protective kay AA tuwing gagawa ng isyu ang kapatid. Ngunit… she has to rest.
Siguro kung hindi pakawala si KubetAA, I would not care at all. If she wants to prove her worth as a totoong tao, tantanan na niya ang gumawa ng isyu dahil hindi ‘yun nakakatulong sa imahe niya–lalo na sa karir na ina-alagaan niya. As a matter of fact, she should just shut her arse up and do the clean job.
Back to topic, I think that AA is only good-looking because of her smooth skin. Well, swerte niya, gustong-gusto ng mga tao ang kinis ng balat niya, eh face value? Hindi nakapagtatakang siya ay nasa FHM’s sexiest–nasa Top 10 lang siya mainly because of her face value and assets. Period.
Kung tunay ngang maganda ang isang tao, kailangang nadadaan talaga sa charisma at sa authentic face value pa lang–hindi lang sa kinis ng balat. I doubt, Mariel and Kitchie is the “crush ng bayan” type when they were still in DLSU. I bet, they’re just average joes there, unlike Ellen, ilagay mo lang siya sa DLSU, she would stand out.
Both Mariel and Kitchie possess the “kutis maharlika,” and that’s it. Usually, most Lasallians are expected to have the “kutis maharlika” by certain standards, but some people do not have that skin type. Eh, imagine-in niyo naman, everyone suffers from getting acne problems and also dark eyebags. Ang mga nagpo-possess ng mga ganyang skin type ay usually mga people of East Asian descent or people who have experienced the good life. You do not expect Wendy Valdez to have a “kutis maharlika” mainly because she comes from the poor, kaya siya nag-Japayuki, hindi ba? As a matter of fact, rather than investing on having a smooth, flawless skin, she rather underwent a boob job–and guess what? Hindi naman bagay sa kanya ang boobs niya, sa totoo lang. Parang si Angelina Jolie, actually. Remember what I said before, if you’re skinny and have a cup-C (0r D, worse if it’s a DD) chest and above, whether it’s real or not, it’s ugly (unless you’re Halle Berry, lol).
VERY FUGLY. No offense to these women to belong to this category! I really don’t like it, actually (ask me if I were to get skinny, I prefer to be flat-chested mainly because I won’t be pressured to cover those boobies). Well, Wendy should have invested on having her skin smooth rather, because it will suit her, and it will make her even more stunning!
Well guys, I am not discouraging you to have a smooth, flawless skin. Everyone of us does desire for being smooth-skinned. However, please don’t measure one’s worth by their face value alone and skin texture, because sometimes, beauty standards become hypocritical as time passes by.
#KomiSays: Comments pa lang, kutis maharlika LAMANG ang gusto nila kay Mariel at Kitchie… pero mukha? As in trade/switch faces!? Wala akong sasabihing malisyoso… ngunit sa totoo lang, wala silang sinabi kay Ellen Adarna. Sa totoo lang!