You Have To Hear Nadine Lustre's Moving Speech On Self-Love And Recognizing Your Hard Work

Nadine gave a moving speech as she accepted her Young Critics Circle Film Desk award.
PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/NADINE

In March 2019, the Young Critics Circle Film Desk (YCC-FD) named Nadine Lustre as the Best Performer of 2018 for her groundbreaking role as Joanne Candelaria in the hit movie Never Not Love You, directed by Antoinette Jadaone.

Accepting her YCC-FD award at the UP Vargas Museum on August 16, Nadine delivered a heartfelt speech that reminded everyone that it’s okay to love yourself and recognize all the hard work you have done.

Continue reading below ↓

In her speech, Nadine said, “Gusto kong i-share, kagabi habang nagmamaneho po ako, iniisip ko na po kung sino yung mga gusto ko pasalamatan today. Tapos, parang bigla ko na-realize na sa lahat ng achievements na natatanggap natin, parang ang dami po nating pinapasalamatan na ibang tao, pero minsan, nakakalimutan nating pasalamatan yung sarili natin.”

Continue reading below ↓

“Be kind to others, but most of all, be kind to yourself,” Nadine urged. “Para sa lahat ng mga heartbreak na napagdaanan natin, walang ibang nagdedesisyon na mag-move on tayo kundi ang mga sarili natin. Sa mga pagkakataon tayo ay nadadapa, tayo ang nagdedesisyon na bumangon ulit. Sa mga malulupit na challenges na dumadating sa buhay natin, nalalagpasan po natin ang mga ‘yon dahil nagpapakatatag tayo at hindi nagpapatumba, gaano pa kahirap,” Nadine continued.

Continue reading below ↓

Nadine also talked about self-love. She said, “Mahalin mo ang sarili mo dahil sa mga moments na nag-iisa ka, wala kang ibang masasandalan kundi ang sarili mo. Para sa mga pagkakataong wala nang kakampi sa’yo, palagi mo kakampi ang sarili mo. Lahat ng gagawin mo sa buhay, gawin mo ng may puso at walang sinasaktang ibang tao.”

Finally, the actress talked about believing in yourself when others do not. “Kung meron mang mga pagkakataong walang naniniwala at bumibilib sa’yo, paniwalaan mo ang sarili mo. Hangga’t kilala mo ang sarili mo, wala kang kailangan patunayan sa ibang tao. At kung pilit ka naman nilang hahatakin pababa at babatuhin ng mga bato, huwag mo silang batuhin ng tinapay. Pulutin mo ang mga bato at gumawa ka ng palasyo,” Nadine concluded.

Nadine’s role on Never Not Love You has cemented the 25-year-old as a grand-slam actress. In this year alone, Nadine bagged the FAMAS Best Actress award, followed by a Gawad Urian Award, and now the YCC, making her one of the very few actresses to win all three awards in a span of one year. Other actresses who have accomplished such a feat include Nora Aunor in 1990, Elizabeth Oropesa in 2000, and Gloria Romero in 2001.

Continue reading below ↓

Follow Monina on Instagram.

Recommended Videos
Sorry, no results were found for