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Bea Alonzo On Battling Insecurities: "Dapat Talaga Naniniwala Ka Sa Sarili Mo"

Read our exclusive chat with the beautiful actress to learn her confidence-boosting tips, beauty secrets, and go-to outfits. PLUS, see her with Aljur Abrenica, Toni Gonzaga, and Dimples Romana at an event!

Bea AlonzoThere's no denying that actress and makeup endorser for Colour Collection Bea Alonzo, 24, is one of the most beautiful faces in local showbiz. So, imagine our surprise when she admitted that she also struggles with insecurities sometimes.

"Sa trabaho ko, they made me feel insecure about my weight. Before, I used to be confident, pero kasi siguro sa TV you usually gain 10 pounds. So 'yun 'yung biggest insecurity ko," she revealed to us when we recently caught up with her at an event hosted by Tupperware Brands in Opus at Resorts World. She continued, "But nao-overcome ko siya kasi iniisip ko na lang na as long as you're doing something about it, you shouldn't feel bad; as long as you're feeling healthy, kaysa naman gumawa ka ng unhealthy stuff just to please them; it's not worth it. Before, I used to think that way, diet pills, ganyan-ganyan. Ngayon, hindi na."

The four-time Cosmo cover girl talked about the pressures of showbiz, particularly the constant need to look good. It was an eye-opening chat that made us admire her more for the positive outlook she's maintained since she entered the industry in her teens. She also talked about her fashion and beauty must-haves and rituals in our interview with her below.

What is your confidence-boosting tip for Cosmo chicks?

No matter what you say to yourself, it should come from within. Dapat talaga naniniwala ka sa sarili mo.

How do you stay fit?

Lately I've been boxing. Tinry ko rin 'yung TRX [suspension training]. Dati wala talagang rice, ngayon nagba-brown rice na ako.

What three beauty products should every girl have in her kikay kit?

Lip and cheek tint, tinted moisturizer, and lipstick.

Can you describe your daily skin care routine?

I remove my makeup using a makeup remover, usually oil. Then I use a light facial wash, toner, and moisturizer.

What's your usual makeup look when you're not working?

Siyempre, kailangan ko ng light concealer to conceal my eyebags and blemishes, lip and cheek tint, then lipstick--usually I use the Pop Shop collection, Wealth 'yung shade niya--and eyelash curler.

What makeup tricks do you swear by when you're stressed?

Usually when I'm stressed out, siyempre you feel sluggish or parang malamlam na 'yung mata mo, so when I'm stressed out I use mascara to accentuate my eyes. Then BB creams, kailangan talaga, o tinted moisturizer para man lang may konting glow 'yung skin. Then [lip] gloss.

How long does it take you to get ready for a date?

Matagal! Mga two hours akong naggaganyan! (Laughs.) Siyempre, beauty rest muna and then I make sure na nalinis ko 'yung face ko or na-scrub ko. Then I just go on with my beauty ritual. Hindi masyadong heavy 'yung makeup ko whenever I go out on dates kasi baka magulat siya 'pag wala ka nang makeup! (Laughs.)

How long does it take you to choose your outfit?

Depende. If I'm confident na payat ako, mabilis. (Laughs.) Kapag alam kong nag-gain ako, matagal. Seriously, napansin ko 'yan. When I'm confident, siguro in less than 10 minutes. Pero 'pag feeling ko nag-gain ako, or 'di ako confident, or I don't feel beautiful, matagal talaga. It can take an hour.

What is your go-to outfit on low-confidence days?

Ang go-to outfit ko, jeans and oversized top, kasi, 'di ba, uso ngayon 'yung oversized top na silk? And then heels, kasi kahit papaano, magiging mahaba 'yung legs mo. Before, it used to be a black dress. Ngayon, mas jeans na. Actually, mas nagiging relaxed na ang style ko.

How would you describe your personal style?

Very girly, I love wearing colors.

What's your favorite trend right now?

Oversized tops. And, I like color-blocking--it's fun, very '70s retro.

What five classic pieces should every girl have in her closet?

A black dress, pumps, diamond earrings, Chanel 2.55 in any color (laughs), and a pearl necklace.

What's your fashion indulgence?

Bags. Lately medyo nagsu-splurge na ako sa shoes, pero mas bags talaga.

How many do you think you have?

I don't count! (Laughs.) I started collecting in 2007 lang. Before, hindi talaga ako naniniwala sa ganyan. Nung parang feeling ko okay na ako, nagco-collect na 'ko [kasi] meron nang luxury budget. Dati kasi, invest, invest, invest.

What's your daily work schedule like?

We start at 7AM and finish the next day, mga siguro 4AM or 5AM. M-W-F kasi, [but] nag-carry over sa Tuesdays and Thursdays.

How do you make time for your personal life?

Meron namang weekends. I don't do ASAP anymore, so meron na akong time for family during weekends.

Who is your celebrity idol?

Julia Roberts. She's very true to herself. Hindi siya showbiz. She doesn't go with trends, she sets her own trends. Alam mo na organic 'yung acting niya; she offers something new to every project, no matter how small or big it is.

How did you get involved with Colour Collection?

Well, it was offered to me, and then I immediately said yes when I tried the product. I loved it right away.

What makes it different from other cosmetic brands?

It's affordable and it's long-wearing talaga. It doesn't get cakey, any of their products; the lipsticks, the mascara, the foundation--that's what I love about it.

Which of their products is your favorite?

Their lipsticks. I love the Pop Shop line, that's what I use right now. And my own line, siyempre! May collaboration din kasi, they asked me kung ano 'yung favorite kong colors, ganyan. So when it was released, very personal 'yun sa akin.

What was the inspiration behind your collection?

Natural beauty. It's more on the pink side, [appropriate for] my age. Kasi 'pag pink naman, it suits any skin type, 'di ba? And most of my followers kasi 'yun 'yung tinatanong sa 'kin so I just want to give them something that's very personal.


Launch the gallery to see photos of Bea at the Tupperware Brands Link-Up Party alongside her fellow celeb endorsers Aljur Abrenica, Toni Gonzaga, and Dimples Romana.


With reports from Trixie Reyna

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How did you get involved with Colour Collection?

Well, it was offered to me, and then I immediately said yes when I tried the product. I

loved it right away.

What makes it different from other cosmetics?

It's affordable and what I love about it is that it's long-wear talaga. It doesn't get

cakey, any of their products; the lipsticks, the mascara, the foundation--that's what I

love about it.

What's your favorite among the products?

Their lipsticks. I love the Pop Shop line, that's what I use right now. And my own line,

siyempre! May collaboration din kasi, they asked me kung ano yung favorite kong colors,

ganyan. So when it was released, very personal 'yun sa akin.

What was the inspiration behind your collection?

Natural beauty. It's more on the pink side, [appropriate for] my age. Kasi pag pink

naman it suits any skin type, 'di ba? And most of my followers kasi 'yun yung tinatanong

sa 'kin so I just want to give them something that's very personal.

What are three beauty productas that girl should have in her kikay kit?

Lip and cheek tint, tinted moisturizer, and lipstick.

Can you describe your daily skin care routine?

I remove my makeup using a makeup remover, usually oil. Then I use facial wash, a light

one. Then toner and moisturizer.

What's your usual makeup look when you're not working?

Siyempre, kailangan ko ng light concealer to conceal my eyebags and blemishes. Lip and

cheek tint, then lipstick-usually I use the Pop Shop collection, Wealth yung shade niya.

And eyelash curler.

What are your makeup tricks for covering up signs of stress?

Usually when I'm stressed out, siyempre kasi you feel sluggish or parang malamlam na

yung mata mo, so when I'm stressed out I use mascara to accentuate my eyes. Then BB

creams, kailangan talaga, o tinted moisturizer para man lang may konting glow yung skin.

Then [lip] gloss.

What are your beauty rituals before a date?

Matagal! Mga two hours akong naggaganyan! (Laughs) Siyempre, beauty rest muna and then I

make sure na nalinis ko yung face ko or nascrub ko. Then I just go on with my beauty

ritual. Hindi masyadong heavy yung makeup ko whenever I go out on dates. Kasi baka

magulat siya pag wala ka nang makeup! (Laughs)

How do you choose your date outfit?

I just follow my mood.

How long do you take to get ready?

Depende, if I'm confident na payat ako, mabilis. (Laughs) Kapag alam ko nag gain ako,

matagal. Seriously, napansin ko 'yan. When I'm confident, siguro in less than 10

minutes. Pero pag feeling ko nag gain ako, or 'di ako confident, or I don't feel

beautiful, matagal talaga. It can take an hour.

What is your go-to outfit for low-confidence days?

Lately ang go-to outfit ko jeans and oversized top. Kasi 'di ba uso ngayon yung

oversized top na silk? And then heels kasi kahit papaano, magiging mahaba yung legs mo.  
Before, it used to be a black dress. Ngayon, mas nag jeans na. Oo nga, eh, actually mas

nagiging relaxed ang style ko.

What's your biggest insecurity and how have you overcome it?

Siguro sa trabaho ko, they made me feel insecure about my weight. Before, I used to be

confident pero kasi siguro sa TV you usually gain 10 pounds. So 'yun yung biggest

insecurity ko but na o-overcome ko siya kasi iniisip ko nalang na as long as you're

doing something about it, you shouldn't feel bad. 'Di ba? As long as you're feeling

healthy kesa naman gumawa ka ng mga unhealthy stufff just to please them. It's not worth

it. Before I used to think that way, diet pills, ganyan ganyan. Ngayon hindi na.

How do you keep fit?

Lately I've been boxing. Tinry ko din yung TRX [suspension training]. Dati wala talagang

rice, ngayon nag ba-brown rice na ako.

How would you describe your personal style?

Very girly, I love wearing colors.

What's your favorite trend right now?

Oversized tops. And I like color-blocking--it's fun, very '70s retro.

What are five classic pieces that every girl should have in her closet?
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A black dress, pumps, diamond earrings, Chanel 2.55 in any color (Laughs), and a pearl necklace.

What's your fashion indulgence?

Bags. Lately medyo nag su-splurge na ako sa shoes, pero mas bags talaga.

How many do you thing you have?

I don't count! (Laughs) I started collecting in 2007 lang. Before, hindi talaga ako naniniwala sa ganyan. Noong parang feeling ko okay na ako, magco-collect na 'ko [kasi] meron nang luxury budget. Dati kasi, invest, invest, invest.

What's your daily schedule like for work?

We start at 7AM and finish the next day, mga siguro 4AM or 5AM. M-W-F kasi nag-carry over sa Tuesdays and Thursdays.

How do you make time for your personal life?

Meron naman weekends. I don't do ASAP anymore, so meron na akong time for family during weekends.

Who is your celebrity fashion icon?

Grace Kelly.

Who is your celebrety career idol?

Julia Roberts. She's very true to herself. Hindi siya showbiz. She doesn't go with trends, she sets her own trends. Alam mo na organic yung acting niya; she offers something new to every project, no matter how small or big it is.

What is your confidence boosting tip for readers?

No matter what you say to yourself, it should come from within. Dapat talaga naniniwala ka sa sarili mo.
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