MANILA – Bea Alonzo took Instagram by storm when she posted on Sunday a new photo of her while enjoying a beach vacation.
The snap shows Alonzo clad in a black swimsuit with the magnificent limestones of El Nido in the background.
“So I left the city and headed to the beach and suddenly, I felt a little lighter. I guess it’s true what they say.. ‘Saltwater is good for one’s soul,’” she wrote in the caption.
More than 230,000 netizens “liked” Alonzo’s post and there were over 1,400 comments not just from her supporters but also from the actress’ showbiz colleagues.
Among those who couldn’t help but admire and be inspired by Alonzo’s photo were Anne Curtis, Enchong Dee, Maja Salvador, Rayver Cruz, Bianca Manalo, Lucy Torres, Dina Bonnevie, Sylvia Sanchez, G Tongi, Bea Saw, Jackie Lou Blanco, Candy Pangilinan, Regine Tolentino and many more.
In a previous interview, Alonzo said she hopes to encourage “body positivity.”
“It’s about being comfortable in your own body, in your own skin. I also promote 'yung body positivity and to do it right, not to cut corners,” she said.
Alonzo admitted that she had insecurities about her body growing up and this propelled her to inspire the younger generation.
“Gusto ko i-promote na kahit na anong shape, kahit anong klase ang pangangatawan niyo, you have to be proud of it. Sana hindi mag-spark ito ng insecurity sa ibang mga tao,” she said.
“Kasi ako I suffered from that growing up kasi I was tagged as fat. Nag-suffer ako doon. Malaki ang ibinago nun sa personalidad ko. So ngayon, parang it’s time to give. Now na I know better, gusto ko maging ehemplo sa mga kabataan who’s going through the same thing,” she added.
Recently, Alonzo has been spotted spending time working out at her boyfriend Gerald Anderson’s gym.