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Kris Bernal: 'I am not a perfect person and I'm a work in progress'

The actress shared the lessons she's learned as she turns 32.
Kris Bernal celebrates 32nd birthday
PHOTO: (LEFT TO RIGHT) JOSH KE VIA INSTAGRAM/KRISBERNAL
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Kris Bernal just turned 32, and the birthday girl celebrated with a stunning photoshoot! Shot by photographer Josh Ke, the actress shared some of the valuable life lessons she's learned so far in a series of Instagram posts. 

Kris Bernal's 32nd birthday 

Kris opened up about how maturity isn't an automatic thing that happens when you enter your 30s: "I think with all the experiences that I carried throughout my journey, I learned how to be mature in different aspects. Maturity in dealing with people, situation, and in dealing with myself. I learned the hard way, tho! It wasn't an easy ride, especially when the pandemic hit, but yes it contributed to my maturity."

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Next, she spoke about growth, which she says is different from maturity because it's "something that you constantly encounter." Kris added, "I've grown so much in the past years of my life and I continue to grow. This is something I embrace: that I am not a perfect person and I'm a work in progress. I continue to choose growth every day, no matter how hard the journey may be for me to grow."

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An advocate for body positivity, she explained that it isn't just about how someone looks, "it's embracing who you are as a person." Kris has been a victim of body-shaming, with people viciously calling her "pandak, anorexic, butiki, kawayan." Though she used to be really affected by these words, she chose to move forward: "...Now, I learned how to bring positivity to myself and other people by embracing my flaws. There's always beauty in embracing who you are and working towards making yourself better."

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Her glam team consisted of makeup artist Muriel Vega-Perez, hairstylist Carlo Roblico, and stylist Janno Novenario.

Happy birthday, Kris!!!

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