Maymay Entrata Reveals Her Deepest Insecurities

Plus, how she turned her fears and worries into confidence.
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Things may be going her way now, but behind every success story is an uphill battle, and MayMay’s rise to fame is no different. While it would have been easy to throw in the towel when things got rough, rejection after rejection, she continued to fight for her dreams. We sat down with MayMay to talk about her journey so far, the insecurities she’s dealt with, and how important it is to Keep Moving.

1. It's been a few years since PBB. How has your life changed since then?

Sobrang daming nagbago since PBB, isa na dito yung sobrang malaking tulong yung nabibigay ko sa pamilya ko. Nakakapag-aral ako sa mga pinsan ko. Nakakapag-ipon din ako para sa mga bagay na hindi nabibili dati na ngayon nabibili ko na, especially yung mga masasarap na pagkain.

I’ve also learned to multitask different skills—like acting, singing, and hosting. Dati, hindi ko kaya iyon. Focus lang ako sa isa. Ngayon, mga bagay na mahirap sa ‘kin dati, madali na ngayon, dahil natuto ako.

2. Your daily schedule is probably very busy! How do you spend your free time?

Mahilig ako sa mga movies, pumunta sa sinehan, manood sa Netflix. Mahilig lang din ako ng kumain, lalo na kung Korean food. Mahilig din ako makipag-meet sa mga close na kaibigan ko.

3. Tell us about your life before showbiz. Growing up, did you struggle with insecurities? How did you manage to overcome them?

Bago ako nag-PBB, naka-set na yung plano ko: pag-graduate ko, pupunta ako abroad. May Plan A at Plan B na ako. Plan A, mag-aartista ako dahil napanood ko ang Meteor Garden. Doon ko nasimulang gustong mag-aktres.

I started auditioning for Big Brother, The Voice, Pilipinas Got Talent in high school, pero hanggang level one lang lahat. Sinabi ko, “Okay, doon na lang ako sa Plan B, tapusin ko yung pag-aaral ko.” Dumating sa point na may PBB ulit, dun sa Cagayan De Oro. Nandun yung mga signs, at lumakas ang loob ko na mag-audition ulit.

Sa mga insecurities ko, feeling ko na hindi ako tinatanggap dahil sobrang payat ko. Hindi ako sexy, hindi ako kasing-ganda nila Liza Soberano at Kathryn Bernardo. Feeling ko na baka ‘yun lang gusto nila, wala na talagang pag-asa.

Umabot sa point na fail ka nang fail, na-realize ko bakit hindi pa rin ako humihinto, kahit alam ko wala naman akong pag-asa? That’s when I realized what life is all about: Don't stop trying. It’s much better to do something than do nothing at all.

4. Would you say that you've become more confident in the past few years?

Oo naman. Lagi akong kinakabahan nung kakalabas ko lang sa PBB dahil sa hosting, acting, ang dami. Puro kaba, puro pressure. Ngayon naging mas confident ako at mas nag-eenjoy na ako.

5. If you could talk to your past self, what would you tell her?

Hi, MayMay! I’m happy that you never gave up in pursuing your dreams. Hindi mo hinayaan na papasukin yung mga negative sa buhay mo para hindi mo makamit ang pangarap mo. Sa paghihirap mo, doon mo natutong bumangon.

6. Many young girls struggle with self-confidence, especially during period days. What were some of the struggles you've experienced when having your period?

Alam ko maraming girls ang bumababa talaga ang confidence at nagiging conscious pag may period. Dati tuwing may period ako, tumatahimik lang ako at nawawala yung pagiging bubbly ko. Pero na-realize ko na hindi tayo dapat napipigilan ng period sa pagiging sarili natin.

7. How do you manage to #KeepMoving during your period days?

I always keep a positive attitude! Wag ka magpadala doon sa mga sinasabi at mga saying nila na kapag may menstruation ka, marami kang bagay na hindi pwedeng gawin. Hindi totoo ‘yan, kasi ako, go lang kahit may period! Lalo na with the help of the new and improved MODESS®, dahil two times faster siya mag-absorb, kaya feeling dry ka at confident ka na tagos-free.

8. What is your message for young Filipinas out there, especially for those who are insecure?

Kapag umabot sa point na insecure ka na sa kung anong na-achieve ng iba, mag-focus ka lang sa anong pangarap mo. Think of yourself as a flower. Flowers don’t compare themselves with other flowers; they just bloom at the right time.

Huwag kang sumuko kapag darating sa point na susuko ka na, lagi mo lang tatandaan kung paano ka nagsimula at kung bakit mong na-pursue ’yan.

9. Why is it important for young girls to #KeepMoving?

Girls, wag tayo magpapapigil sa pag-achieve natin sa mga gusto nating gawin at gustong maging. Achieve lang nang achieve! Kahit pa may period. With the new and improved MODESS®, #KeepMoving kahit period days!

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