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Maymay Entrata on What a Stress-Free Day Is Like for Her

At a virtual meet and greet event, she also looked back on her journey to knowing her value and finding self-worth

In more than five years that Maymay Entrata has been in showbiz, one thing remains the same: her humble personality. No matter how successful she has been as a Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7 Big Winner, an actress, a singer, and a performer with sold-out concerts, this 24-year-old is still the polite, authentic, and kind-hearted person many fans loved since she was launched to stardom.


But since stepping out of Big Brother’s house, one thing noticeably changed in Maymay: she’s become more confident. Her road to self-love is something many young women can be inspired by. From the timid girl in Misamis Oriental, she now sings women empowerment songs like “Amakabogera,” with lyrics like “Amakabogera, ganda ko'y irarampa / 'Di magpapatinag sa sasabihin ng iba / Amakabogera, umaapaw ang karisma / Ang tunay kong ganda, sa lahat naiiba.” 




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No doubt, part of this head-turning Pinay’s appeal is her beauty that comes from within. She has come far but it’s important for her to not forget the past that shaped her present, as well as the people who contributed to her success and growth. She acknowledges she wouldn’t have made such amazing feats without the people and the brands that believed in her, and of course, her fans who loved and supported her every step of the way. 


To give back to her fans, she recently held a virtual Meet & Greet that was organized by MEGAN Beauty, a brand that Maymay has been endorsing for four years. Though Maymay was in Canada, where she pursues her studies, and it was about 2 a.m. there when the event was held with her fans in the Philippines, she was very game to participate in the games and Q&A segments.  


Maymay was named as the first celebrity endorser of MEGAN Beauty in 2018 for the products MEGAN Peel-Off Masks, MEGAN Face Sheet, MEGAN Nose Pore Strips, MEGAN Facial and Body Wax Kits, MEGAN Eye Gel Patch, and the MEGAN Clay Masks. 


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Maymay, who Instagrammed a photo with her “Valentino,” last Valentine’s Day, said that she’s very happy these days: “Buong February ko, masayang-masaya po’Yung puso ko masaya, s’yempre kasama ko ’yung special sa puso ko.” 


Scroll down to read Maymay’s thoughts on confidence, beauty, and self-love:


On confidence

Gusto ko lang sabihin na hindi naging madali ’yung proseso ko para talagang maging fully confident ako sa sarili ko. Kaya ang laki ng tulong sakin ng MEGAN family kasi lalo na nu’ng first two years, isa sila sa mga naunang naniwala sa gandang meron ako. So parang ako rin, na-push ko rin ’yung sarili ko na, ‘Okay, dahil may naniniwala sa ganda ko, maniniwala din ako sa gandang meron ako.’” 


On shaping one’s own definition of beauty

Kapag dine-define mo ’yung ganda, dapat hindi mo dine-define ’yung ganda mo dun sa kung ano ’yung sinasabi ng tao na ‘standard beauty’ for you. Dapat dine-define mo ’yung ganda sa kung paano mo siya dine-define. Kasi ang dami pong noises outside na talagang makakaapekto sa confidence mo, sa kung paano mo nakikita ’yung sarili mo. Kasi ’pag nagre-rely po tayo dun sa approval na ’yun, hindi ka talaga magiging masaya and hindi ka masa-satisfied talaga.”


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On what a stress-free day is like for her

Siguro sa edad kong ito po ho, eh alam niyo habang tumatanda ho pala tayo, mas dumadami po ’yung responsibilidad natin, ’yung obligasyon natin sa buhay. Kaya maging honest din ako na everyday talaga hindi mo maiiwasan ’yung stressed ka di ba. Stress-free para sa akin ’pag natapos ko lahat ng kailangan kong gawin, sa work ko, sa study ko, at ’yung paglilinis sa bahay. Kasi hindi po ako nakakatulog ’pag feeling ko hindi ko natapos lahat. Ayoko ’yung parangAh, bukas na lang.’ Kasi mas lalong nagpa-pile [up] po siya ehTapusin mo na lahat. Ang stress-free para sa’kin ’pag tinapos ko na lahat, napakasarap sa pakiramdam na mag-relax, na alam mong wala ka nang iisipin pa na dapat tapusin. Ang ginagawa ko, mahilig kasi talaga ako manood ng movies, kumakain ng ice cream. I love ice cream… kahit nasa malamig na panahon, hindi mawawala sa’kin ’yung ice cream. Nagku-cool down siya sa napakainit na [ulo], feeling ko nakakatulong siya.” 


On a beauty mistake she made when she was younger

Siguro masasabi ko, nu’ng bata ako, it was more on dun po sa mga insecurities ko, sa physical characteristics ko, kasi talagang napakalaki ng epekto, hindi po talaga naging maganda ang epekto sa sarili ko ’yung insecurity ko sa physical appearance ko. Isa ’yun sa mga feeling ko, pinakamalaking mali ko. Tips ko sa young girls, sana po ’wag natin kalimutan na by accepting po ang flaws na meron tayo, we can make things perfect pala talaga. Ang ibig kong sabihin dun eh once ma-accept mo na talaga ’yung sarili mo, ’yung kung ano’ng meron ka, hindi ka nagpapatinag sa kung ano’ng sasabihin ng iba, napakadali lang talaga na i-accept mo ang sarili mo at maintindihan ’yung mga taong nangungutya sa’yo kung bakit nila ginagawa ’yun, kasi baka malungkot din ’yung buhay nila at sa’yo nila binabato ’yun. Madali rin tayo maka-appreciate dun sa mga tao na nasa paligid natin. Never allow the insecurity na kainin kayo. Nawa’y balang-araw, or kung sana ngayon pa lang, sabay-sabay natin i-celebrate talaga ’yung kagandahan sa pamamagitan ng pagpapatawad sa sarili natin at accept natin kung ano’ng meron tayo. ’Wag po natin ikahiya ’yung gandang meron tayo.” 


Lead photos from MEGAN Beauty and @maymay