Most celebrities refuse to reveal what they have had done on their bodies in the surgery room.
GirlTrend member Chienna Filomeno is different. In an interview, she candidly declared she underwent rhinoplasty.
“There’s a story behind it,” she even offered. “See, I was born in Japan. When I was about to be born, gusto ni mommy ng normal delivery. It took her whole day na mag-labor pero hindi na kaya, nag 50-50 na (ang buhay niya). Kailangan ko nang lumabas so emergency CS ako.
“’Yung doctor, pagkahiwa niya, ay natamaan ang nose ko. Tapos sabi nila, it will regenerate daw kasi baby pa naman ako. Pero I was 14 na, wala pa din,” she said.
She felt there are reasons celebrities clam up whenever the topic on undergoing cosmetic surgery is raised.
“Siguro kasi we live in a world na sobrang…hindi naman sobra pero some people are close-minded about surgery, about enhancing something. Pero kung nagawa mo man ’yon, it doesn’t make you less of a person. Kung ikaka-confident mo ’yun, why not do it? Kasi alam mo na ’yun ang makakapagpasaya sa iyo and alam mo what’s best for you,” she said.
She stressed that she had her nose job done not out of vanity, but to “fix my insecurity.”
“Pero kahit for vanity pa, it’s my choice,” she said. “Actually, choice ko and nang manager ko before. I also consulted my mom about it.”
She recalled being bullied for what some people deemed as having “imperfect” nose.
“Thunder nose ang tawag nila sa akin kasi parang thunder ang scar ko sa nose before noong binu-bully pa nila ako,” she related.
The bullying, she added, made her stronger. She also realized that all problems have solutions.
After surgery, Chienna got offers offers to do several projects.
“So, see, it helped a lot,” she said. “At mas naging confident pa ako.”
Asked if she’s ever had a boyfriend, Chienna said it was Alex Diaz.
“I don’t know if you know Alex Diaz. Four years naging kami. It was an on and off relationship. We tried to work it out and napag-usapan namin na hindi kami mag-go-grow together so we decided na stop na lang,” she shared.
Alex is the guy linked to Tony Labrusca after the “Sino Ang May Sala?: Mea Culpa” actor got embroiled in brouhaha at the airport. Both have denied being an item.
“He’s really, really nice. Sobrang gentleman,” Chienna said of Alex.
“I was aware of that rumor and I felt sad for him kasi parang he was judged as a tao. It’s sad lang na ang mga tao ay nag-judge lang kung ano ang narinig nila.
“After noong nag-break kami, may kontakan pero regarding lang sa work. He knows and I know him as a person at alam niyang hindi ako naniniwala sa tsismis about him.”
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