Kapamilya actress Angel Locsin has no time for her body-shaming bashers as she posted a recent photo of herself on Instagram.
Wearing a black blouse, black slacks, and a face mask, the photo was taken while she was on fieldwork for her show, Iba Yan, a docu-reality show which features life stories of inspiring Filipinos directed by her fiance, Neil Arce.
The show premiered on Sunday, June 14, on the Kapamilya Channel.
In her Instagram post last Thursday, June 25, the actress seemed slimmer than the ones that went viral last week.
Despite all the harsh comments and criticisms, the 35-year-old actress proudly showed off her new physique.
Recent photos showing her curvier figure and obvious weight gain are currently making rounds on social media.
It can be recalled that a certain Frederick Viaje uploaded photos of the ‘The General’s Daughter’ star on Facebook about a week ago which really surprised many netizens. The viral photos were taken at Mauban, Quezon during her taping for the docu-reality show.
Wearing a dark green shirt, pants, and a black backpack, it can’t be denied that the actress really has gained weight.
It seems like her sudden change of figure surprised many netizens.
Aside from her talent in acting, Locsin rose to popularity for her sexy body as she was hailed twice as Sexiest Woman in the World by men’s magazine FHM Philippines, in 2005 and 2010. Aside from this, she also starred as ‘Darna’ in the iconic drama series of the same title on GMA Network in 2005.
Some netizens openly criticized Locsin’s new physique and posted body-shaming comments on several social media sites.
Even before, the award-winning actress has been facing criticisms because of her voluptuous body frame.
— Maya Joaquin (@MayaJoaquin) January 24, 2011
Ang babaw ng mga pumupuri kay angel locsin for not attending the ball. She skipped the ball because she is too fat to dressed up. She's not confident to wear gown. I like her but she's pa-humble/pabibo and cant be real sometimes.
— Yummy (@Yummy05880578) September 15, 2019
However, her fans and avid supporters were quick to defend the actress by saying that she might have looked ‘healthier,’ it doesn’t change the fact that she’s truly an angel with a pure heart who never stops nor ask for something in return in helping others in need.
HI KATHNIEL FANS,I'M NOT OFFENDED PAG NILALAIT NYO ACTING NI ANGEL KASE WALA NMN MAY PAKE SA OPINION NYO.HER NUMEROUS AWARDS WILL SPEAK FOR ITSELF. AGREE DIN AKO PAGSASABIHIN NYO MATABA SYA.WHY?
SI ANGEL LOCSIN ANG PINAKAMATABANG ARTISTANG NAKILALA KO.
PINAKAMATABA ANG PUSO 😍 pic.twitter.com/45XoYlsXvH
— Rhen (@rhendeer) January 10, 2018
Angel Locsin can be in any shapes and sizes & people will still like her.She didn't care about her weight bcoz she's busy carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders than any of you or this government could ever carry.Among her many forms, being an Angel and Darna stood out pic.twitter.com/Icnb3j70fr
— Jim (@JimGumboc) June 19, 2020
Walang masama kung payat ka man o mataba, stop body shaming! Ang nangingibabaw ngayon ay ang kabutihan ng kanyang PUSO. Yang kaseksihan, pansamantala lang yan. Pero ang kabutihan sa PUSO, mabibitbit mo pa yan hanggang sa pagtanda. Ms. Angel Locsin, We stan you! ❤ pic.twitter.com/tTeddlMuMB
— Richard Vince Depuno (@ItsArveeDepuno) June 19, 2020
Here are some recent photos of Madam @143redangel, giving you some body positivity vibes. And no matter what and how she looks like, she’s always that gorgeous inside and out. Even with face mask.
Our kind of angel. ❤️😇 pic.twitter.com/GHW04H91mI
— #JUNKTERRORLAWNOW ✊🏼 (@vhercm) June 19, 2020
LOOK: Angel Locsin's confidence on her new body .. made her more beautiful. #Darna as always
Angel Locsin is a living-proof that weight doesn't define beauty. ❤️https://t.co/UYYPJ1XGBn
— Chard Recaro (@RecaroRdrecaro) June 19, 2020
Real or not. Angel Locsin has nothing to prove. She is our real-life darna, she’s also 2 time FHM PH Sexiest woman. pic.twitter.com/UDpUJPYXzm
— Yats🏳️🌈 (@Mikeytocopolous) June 18, 2020
For me, @143redangel has nothing to prove. Hailed as the sexiest woman by 3 different magazines. Tapos na sya dyan mga ate. Walang masama sa pagiging mataba, as long as healthy ka pa rin. Katawan lang nagbago, mabuti pa rin ang puso. Real-life Darna! ❤️ #Notobodyshaming https://t.co/MOt1AqYFsw
— PHILLIP (@philosophillip) June 18, 2020
Some, who are also enjoying a healthy and curvier body found inspiration at Locsin’s confidence.
halaaa di natuloy ako nahihiya kung mataba man ako after lumabas ng mga recent photos ni @143redangel angel locsin huhuhuhu❤️💯☹️👏🏼
— veronica 🥀 (@mariaynaa) June 22, 2020
Meanwhile, a netizen claimed that her weight gain is because of the spinal injury she sustained in 2015.
The hardcore training of the actress created a disk bulge in her spine. Because of this, she can no longer perform rigorous stunts.
Isa pa rin sya na matuturing na darna.. all i know may injury sya sa back na advice ng doc ay stop doing stunts or intensive training kase makakaaffect sa health nya.. siguro nahihirapan sya or tumigil mag exercise dahil sa back injury kaya tumaba sya pero that's fine
— Just-in 🥀 (@Swift13Justin) June 19, 2020
tumaba siguro sya dahil masarap talaga kumain or stress eating dahil sa government natin whatsoever haha yet she's still gorgeous
— Just-in 🥀 (@Swift13Justin) June 19, 2020