The 36-year-old host Bianca Gonzalez has online voice that resonates strongly with people as she uses it frequently, purposefully.
From combatting skin color discrimination to promoting breastfeeding, and even on salient topics of national concern, she speaks her mind. She wrote the book “#PaanoBaTo” which has advice on life, love, career, relationships, and self. It was turned into a video series recently.
In an interview, we learned she has a new cause: Raising awareness on and finding solutions for hydration gap among kids.
According to her, DOST’s Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) learned that 83% of Filipino kids are not drinking enough fluid. They only drink five and a half out of the required seven glasses per day.
Being a mother herself, the subject is close to her heart. She cited alternative options as source of fluids aside from water, and these include milk, soup, fruits, juice and vegetables.
For this advocacy, Bianca teamed up withTang in cooperation with Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
With summer on its way out, Bulletin Entertainment asked the model-host if she and husband JC Intal and their daughters Lucia and Eliana were able to go out of town for some rest and relaxation.
Well, they went to Boracay as highly requested by Lucia, a beach lover.
How does she keep cool when the situation gets hot? For one, Bianca isn’t short tempered but when patience gets tested, a simple breathing technique helps to keep her composed.
Bianca enjoys being a mother, twice over. She said that whenever life throws her a curve ball, the family keeps her anchored.
“Naka-survive naman bilang working mom,” the host of “Pinoy Big Brother Otso” added in jest.
Asked how millennial mothers differ from those of previous generations, Bianca said they have a tendency to compare themselves with other moms because of the social media.
“But then again, modern technology helps moms because they are able to learn a lot of things online,” she pointed out.
What’s her favorite advocacy, we asked.
“There’s a lot. I’m part of a group called She Talks Asia wherein we discuss women issues. And — I don’t know if it’s an advocacy — but with issues about ads on whitening, I could say I’m proud to be morena.”
Bianca is happy that nowadays, media showcases all kinds of skin color.
“I’m happy that kids now, including my kids, they have different role model to look up to. Malalaman nila na hindi lang maputi ang balat na maganda,” she said.