MANILA – Before becoming one of the country’s style icons, Heart Evangelista also had her awkward phase just like everyone else.
The actress had funny reactions to her old outfit photos, as seen in a video published by the local fashion magazine Preview.
“Oh my God, kadiri. Eww, I’ll never do that again. Feeling,” Evangelista said, laughing, as she saw a photo of her wearing a black bikini top under a white polo, and a pair of low-rise denim shorts.
Noting how exposed her body was, she went on: “Opening up to the world, masyado lang nag-open. But I appreciate the courage at the time kasi 'di ko na kayang gawin [‘yan ngayon].”
She also cringed upon seeing a photo of herself with bleached eyebrows, although she liked her shiny pink dress by local designer Charina Sarte.
“Oh my goodness, grabe, sama,” she said. “I used to bleach my eyebrows a lot when I was younger because I was trying to push for the whole Eurasian look. I don’t like [the look] although at the time, I really loved this dress.”
Seemingly trying to justify her style mistake, Evangelista said: “I was 24, I just got out of a relationship and it was just so bad. And I was kalat.”
Not all of her old outfit photos were major fails as Evangelista was satisfied with some of her looks, such as her all-white ensemble during her bridal shower and the Inno Sotto gown she wore to her first Star Magic Ball.
“Ayan, mas stable na ako sa life,” she said upon seeing the black and blue outfit she wore to a lifestyle event. “I was in a relationship, I knew I was going to get engaged.”
Last November, Evangelista happily announced that she has been included in the prestigious Vogue 100, the US-based magazine’s list of people in the fashion world who have excelled in their fields.
In August 2018, she was dubbed as among the real “Crazy Rich Asians,” after the movie, by Harper’s Bazaar.
Watch Evangelista react to her old outfits below: