• Isabelle de Leon used criticism as  fuel to achieve her fitness goals
  • Along with a dance video she uploaded on Instagram, she said she remembered a stylist’s comment that she had to “stomach in”
  • She then encouraged other people who have fitness goals

Instead of letting criticisms about her belly put her down, Pinay actress Isabelle de Leon used it as a motivation to exercise more and eventually lose weight.

Along with a new dance video she uploaded on Instagram, Isabelle said that she remembered a stylist’s comment that she had to “stomach in.”

That experience for her was the fuel that made her try dancing and working out.

I remember as an awkward adolescent before, sabi sakin ng isang stylist, “mag-stomach in ka kaya girl?” Kasi kita yung tyan ko sa outfit. ang hindi nya alam naka-stomach in na ako nun,” she captioned her post.

[A stylist once told me to stomach in, because my tummy was protruding in the outfit. Little did the stylist know that I was already holding it in.]

She then encouraged other people who have fitness goals.

“Instead of feeling bad about myself, I used that energy to start becoming more active (dance+workout) and thats when I started losing weight without me even realizing it… just enjoy the journey kid! Dont be too hard on yourself! Keep your light shining bright!” she added.

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F R I D A Y ✨ M O O D . I remember as an awkward adolescent before, sabi sakin ng isang stylist, . . "mag-stomach in ka kaya girl?" . (kasi kita yung tyan ko sa outfit) . ang hindi nya alam.. . . Naka-stomach in na ako nun. 😔 . 🙈 instead of feeling bad about myself, I used that energy to start becoming more active (dance+workout) and thats when I started losing weight without me even realizing it. Just enjoy the journey kid! Dont be too hard on yourself! Keep your light shining bright!✨ Listen to Isabella De Leon's newest single, "Ibong Malaya" out now in digital stores! Spotify: http://sptfy.com/Gi9 iTunes: https://apple.co/2HAeQa4 Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/65399212 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DM2C1R6

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Isabelle is currently among the cast of “My Guitar Princess“, co-starring with Julie Anne San Jose, Kiko Estrada and Gil Cuerva.

Formerly a child star, Isabelle was best known for the TV series Daddy di do du and the movie Magnifico.

Isabelle with Daddy di do du co-star Joonee Gamboa