- Melissa Ricks shared an empowering experience at YT NextUp Camp
- She also admitted being emotional for what has happened to her
- The actress also revealed that among her struggles being a single mom and gaining weight
Melissa Ricks shared a picture of her while trying to hold back her tears during the last day of their YT NextUp Camp.
The actress shared that she rejected very tv guesting or work offered to her because she thought she could not do it.
She applied for the Camp and she was luckily picked to be part of it.
Here is the full message she posted on Instagram.
Uh-oh ito nanaman! The crying series. the truth is the past couple of years have been tough for me. Then #YTNextUp came along. Prior to this I said no to every tv guesting or work offered to me or even events to attend, I turn them all down, because I just couldn't do it, but this I applied for haha (thanks @brattynellah) I wasn't expecting to be picked at all, but I was.. I was afraid to go, was thinking of reasons not to go and get out of it, I was getting anxiety before and during the 5 days I was there, but I pushed through with it. I thought to my self, God wanted me to be there and he chose me amongst so many who wanted to participate.
These photos were taken the last day, when we showed everyone our Final videos for the camp. What my co-creators said to me made me cry.. because i felt appreciated. For so long I have been doubting myself, constantly putting myself down, making myself small But they saw me differently. They knew who I was, or what I did before all this, but that didn't matter, they saw me for who I am, they said I was an inspiration, someone that was strong and that I was real, I was helping alot of single moms and parents, bringing light to every situation, along with my daughter in Vlogs that we did. I made other people happy in my own little way.
That really affected me because actually the truth is I have been battling for so long to keep strong, trying to keep everything together, and knowing that I could touch alot of people meant alot to me, so I became an emotional wreck during the comments!! Hahaha ✌️ YES I'm a single mom, YES i gained alot of weight, YES I'm not active in showbiz anymore, YES I have made mistakes and YES im still battling my demons but that doesn't define me. Not being okay is OK. Lets not let depression, anxiety, anger and hate get the best of us. Lets push through. God put us in each situation for a reason and I thank all these people who made me realize that and Made this journey fun!! Cheers to New friends. New memories. New Vlogs? Hahahaha Thank you guys❤️
Melissa started her showbiz career when she joined Star Circle Quest along with her batch mates Sandara Park and Hero Angeles. The actress is now fond of vlogging.
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