14 proudly morena celebs who have not endorsed whitening products

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 16 2019 05:43 PM | Updated as of Apr 17 2019 02:17 AM

MANILA — Amid the controversy surrounding an ad about the supposed “unfair” advantage of fairer-skinned women over those with brown or dark complexion, proudly “morena” Filipinas have spoken up on social media to criticize the campaign’s discriminatory message.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Bianca Gonzalez Intal (@iamsuperbianca) on

TV host Bianca Gonzalez. Instagram: @iamsuperbianca

Among them was TV host Bianca Gonzalez, who declared, “Hindi po kami kaawa-awa, maganda ang kulay namin.”

In a Western-influenced culture where lighter skin is a so-called standard of beauty, several other women whose stars shine bright in showbiz have proven that natural, brown skin is indeed also celebrated.

These stars from different fields — acting, music, pageant, and fashion — have proudly showed off their morena features, and by our account, have not recently endorsed a whitening product.

Sure, young viewers may identify and be inspired by them, but their complexion certainly isn't the best thing going for these women. 

In photos, here’s a look at 13 other proudly morena beauties in showbiz:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Iza Calzado Wintle (@missizacalzado) on

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A post shared by MJ Bornales (@mj_bornales) on

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Lovi Poe (@lovipoe) on

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Megan Young (@meganbata) on

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Alessandra De Rossi (@msderossi) on

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Nikki Gil-Albert (@nikkigil) on

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A post shared by Angel Aquino (@imangelaquino) on

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Venus Raj (@onlyvenusraj) on

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Rochelle Pangilinan (@rochellepangilinan) on

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by M I C H E L L E WOOLFOLK (@mitch_madrigal) on

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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IZA CALZADO, ACTRESS

CAPTION Instagram: @missizacalzado

YLONA GARCIA, ACTRESS

Instagram: @ylonagarcia

JONA, SINGER

Instagram: @mj_bornales

LOVI POE, ACTRESS

Instagram: @lovipoe

MEGAN YOUNG, MISS WORLD 2013

Instagram: @meganbata

ALESSANDRA DE ROSSI, ACTRESS

Instagram: @msderossi

NIKKI GIL, ACTRESS-SINGER

Instagram: @nikkigil

ISABELLE DAZA, ACTRESS

Instagram: @isabelledaza

ANGEL AQUINO, ACTRESS

Instagram: @imangelaquino

VENUS RAJ, BEAUTY QUEEN

Instagram: @onlyvenusraj

ROCHELLE PANGILINAN, DANCER

Instagram: @rochellepangilinan

MICHELLE MADRIGAL, FITNESS COACH

Instagram: @mitch_madrigal

KIANA VALENCIANO, SINGER

Instagram: @kianavee