At a very young age, Andrea Brillantes already knows the importance of choosing friends well.
She shares that she has one close friend as of now, Gela Atayde, the youngest daughter of Sylvia Sanchez.
According to pep.ph, she admitted, “Wala po ako gaanong friends so sanay po ako mag-isa.
"Saka mahirap pong maghanap.”
Andrea then revealed being a victim of bullying.
“Lumaki po kasi akong binubully ako and walang friends, so sanay na akong mag-isa and mas gusto ko na din na mag-isa ako.”
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) asked: Where did you get bullied?
“School and sa, minsan, showbiz din po. So parehas.
“Kasi marami pong ganyan, yung mean.
“Mula bata pa ako hanggang naging artista ako, may bullies.”
The Star Magic recounted the meanest things bullies had told her.
The bullies even told her she was ugly and that she can't act and even by the way she dresses.
Andrea even experience bullying from the bashers.
When asked if it’s harder to find friends in showbiz, she replied, “Actually, parehas lang sa showbiz and sa real world.
She then gave these 5 advice to fight bullying.
1. Be brave.
“Una, dapat maging matapang ka, kasi pag nakikita nila na affected ka, nas lalo. Parang sinasadya talaga.”
2. Do not be too trusting.
“Huwag ka masyadong magtiwala sa ibang tao and kung binubully ka, kung alam mong tama ka at alam mong mali sila, lumaban ka para sa sarili mo.”
3. Do not allow them to bully you repeatedly.
“Huwag mong hayaan na apihin ka lang kasi ‘yon ang hindi ko ginawa noong bata ako. Hinayaan ko lang. Ganoon lang ako.”
4. Prove them wrong.
“Mahalin mo sarili mo and maging confident ka and patunayan mo sa kanila na mali sila sa lahat ng sinasabi nila.”
5. Find a person whose friendship you will cherish.