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‘I really get insecure’: Jessy Mendiola opens up about body image issues during pregnancy

By Brooke Villanueva Published Nov 26, 2022 4:43 pm

Jessy Mendiola got real about experiencing body image issues during pregnancy, saying that she can “really get insecure” at times.

In a recent YouTube vlog, the actress confessed that there are moments when she doesn’t feel like herself due to the changes in her body, which she’s still in the process of accepting. “I don’t feel like myself anymore. As in dati, may abs ako tapos nakaswimsuit pa ako lagi. May mga bikini pictures pa ako,” she said. 

“I really get insecure. People are saying kapag buntis ka, dapat lagi kang masaya. Pero honestly, mahirap sa akin tanggapin na talagang lalaki ako or iiba yung itsura ko,” she continued.

The mom-to-be, however, said that it’s all about learning to embrace every part of the journey with all her heart. “When it comes to pregnancy, kailangan mo talagang tanggapin na may magbabago sa katawan mo and it’s not going to be the same anymore.” 

Getting used to the changes may take a while, said Jessy, but she’s certain it’s going to be worth it in the end. “Hindi madali sa simula na tanggapin na magbabago yung katawan mo, mas lalo na kung you were active before the pregnancy,” she confessed. 

“As months go by, kapag nakikita mong lumalaki yung tiyan mo, doon mo maiisip na it’s all worth it, kasi you’re carrying a human inside of you,” she added. 

Jessy announced her pregnancy on Aug. 11 with her husband, TV host Luis Manzano. The couple started dating in June 2016 and got married in February 2021.