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WATCH: Jessy Mendiola Reacts To Mean Comments While Cooking Tinola

It makes for an extra spicy Tinola ala Señorita!

Welcome to Jessy Mendiola’s kitchen, where she makes her Tinola ala Señorita extra spicy with green chili—and mean comments from bashers! In a new vlog episode, the actress reacts to mean comments while cooking one of her favorite dishes.

First up: all the comments about her thighs. She recalls feeling depressed when she won FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in 2016 and got bashed for her thighs. “Hindi siya parang malaki, malaki talaga siya,” Jessy says. When one basher compared her thighs to a butanding’s, she had the perfect clapback: “Una sa lahat, may hita ba ang butanding?” 

“Sa paningin ng ibang tao, flaw siya, pero para sa akin, isa siya sa strengths ko kasi siyempre hindi ako makakapag-work out, makakatakbo, o makakatalon kung wala sila. Malaki ang tinutulong sa akin ng legs ko at mahal ko ang legs ko.” Jessy adds, “‘Wag niyo nang pansinin ang hita ko—pansinin niyo ang hita niyo! Char.”

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She also addresses comments saying that she’s copying actress and vlogger Alex Gonzaga. Jessy says they have different personalities and vlogging styles, and that she even asked Alex for advice when she was just starting out.

As for comments about the supposedly long wait for her boyfriend Luis Manzano’s proposal, Jessy says, “Of course you’re hoping, pero ‘di ka expectorant. If ever man na kami talaga ang para sa isa’t isa, e di okay. Kung hindi, e di sorry, ganoon talaga ang buhay.” To the bashers, she says, “Feeling ko mas nag-e-expect ka. So relax ka lang, dadating din tayo diyan.”

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Jessy ends her video with a request for respect and kindness. “If you want to get your point across, gawin natin ng may respeto pa rin sa isa’t isa. Instead of spreading hate, let’s spread love and kindness.”

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