- Leila Alcasid is the daughter of OPM icon Ogie Alcasid
- She entered showbiz in the past year as she decided to permanently stay in the Philippines
- She shared her personal insecurities and how she embraces it
Leila acknowledges that she's still taking "baby steps" to deal with and accept her physical insecurities. On her Instagram account, she opened up about embracing her own imperfections.
In the caption of Leila's photo taken by her mother, she said that she would like to end the year on a positive note. Leila said that having "spotty skin" and "chubby body" becomes a small problem when we gain a little perspective.
KAMI also learned from ABS-CBN Entertainment that Leila's post garnered more than 20,000 likes and more than a hundred comments -- most of which praised her maturity and self-awareness.
"Spent the last few days taking photos of everyone else and running away when the camera was on me only to realise there are bigger things to worry about.
"Having spotty skin or a chubby body filled up on travel and holiday food becomes such a small problem when we gain a little perspective. Sooo I asked mum to take some photos of me, and at first I couldn’t even look at them without wanting to hide myself where no one could find me.
"but we all have imperfections and must embrace every part of ourselves in order to be truly content. I’m still in the process so here’s one of the photos as a baby step. I’d like to end the year on a positive note so yah love u all happy holidays!!!!" she said.
Leila Alcasid first caught our attention when the internet started referring to her as Selena Gomez’s doppelganger. And indeed, after some inevitable Instagram stalking, it’s hard to deny that the 21-year-old daughter of Ogie Alcasid with former wife and beauty queen Michelle van Eimeren does resemble the Latina music superstar.
But, make no mistake: Leila is her own person, and this talented and smart gal is so much more than just somebody’s lookalike.
KAMI wants to remind everyone that whatever imperfections we have, we are all beautiful in God's eye.
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