Growing up in the public eye means being exposed to bashers and negative comments at an early age. Although facing these hateful remarks can sometimes be disheartening, many young stars still choose to stand up for themselves.
For instance, 22-year-old Alexa Ilacad recently had to deal with a rude body-shamer online. When she asked her fans to send her messages through Instagram last week, one netizen responded, "Please try to loose [sic] weight.."
Not one to take things sitting down, Alexa disregarded the unsolicited advice and simply corrected the hater's misspelling. What a classy queen!
While she can brush off these comments now, there was a time when her insecurities got the best of her. During her Pinoy Big Brother days last year, Alexa was diagnosed with major depressive disorder caused by body dysmorphia.
She hasn't disclosed the state of her mental health since then, but her unapologetic swimsuit photos and witty clapbacks prove that she's a lot more confident these days. And we totally applaud her for that!
Keep doing you, Alexa!