At a press launch for a weight loss supplement, Jessy Mendiola revealed that she lay low in showbiz because she had gotten “fat memo.” “Hindi naman ako nawala,” she clarifies, as she is on the teleserye Ang Probinsyano and shot four movies this year, including Girl in the Orange Dress, which will come out on December 25 as part of the Metro Manila Film Festival. “Nag-lie low lang ako kasi nga nagkaroon ako ng weight gain.” She laughs, “Nakatanggap ako ng ‘fat memo.’” According to ABS-CBN News, it came from her management.
On an Instagram post dated March 12, Jessy shared that said she got affected by all the negative comments she got after being hailed FHM’s Sexiest Woman in 2016. “I really felt down and started losing my confidence,” she wrote. “I didn’t even want to be seen on TV anymore; I started turning down roles and it affected my work.”
But instead of making a fuss about it today, Jessy, who has bounced back thanks to healthy eating and exercise, simply says, “I understand naman kasi [na] it is part of our job to stay in shape and to look our best.”
The 25-year-old actress admits, “Constant struggle para sa akin ang weight ko.” Yet she adds, “Now ko lang siya na-achieve na I am very happy with my life, very happy with my career, and I am very happy with the people around me.”
She also promises that she will be doing a soap next year. When asked if she will be showing “more skin,” she quipped that she has been showing skin since she was 16 or 17 in her projects. “Matagal naman na akong nagsho-show ng skin sa mga projects ko. This time, mag-lean naman tayo towards hindi naman puro skin.”