Being colonized by three different races, that is the Spaniards, Americans, and Japanese and because of our strategic location that made us closely knitted to other Asian countries such as China, Malaysia, and Taiwan it’s very hard to define what Filipina beauty really is.
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The topic of aesthetics are much too general to even comprehend. The beauty of a Filipino is mostly related to being brown skinned or morena, having round expressive eyes, having pointed nose, and long straight black hair.
But if you look into the history, the native Filipinas were far from having those features. As a matter of fact, our ancestors were dark skinned, short, and they even have stout noses and curly hair.
But for the point of discussion, let’s consider the branding of the Filipina beauty as part of pop culture, whereas the former description is more fitting – to have proper context, we can take note of a young star who is regarded as the definition of Filipina beauty.
Kathryn Bernardo who is also tagged as the Teen Queen of this generation is considered one of the most beautiful Filipinas in the local showbiz industry. Her brown skin and very charming and soft face often lands her the role of the protagonist in the character she plays.
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People idolize her because they can sympathize with her. Not only with her acting, but also by how she is often presented. She often portrays roles which have low social status, she portrays poor leading ladies who would either be powerful or rich in the end.
And of course, given that we Filipinos love an underdog and fairy tale-like stories, we are too captivated. Match that with Kathryn’s impeccable acting and you’ve got a “Filipina” figure who the masses love to idolize and praise.
No wonder that whatever her projects are, she already built a strong fan base which supports and adores her and her onscreen and offscreen beau, Daniel Padilla.
The two are set to appear in a new movie titled The Hows Of Us. produced by Star Cinema and directed by blockbuster director, Cathy Garcia-Molina who time and again, have proven the box-office charm of Kathniel.
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In the story, Kathryn and Daniel would tackle a more mature topic dealing with falling in love and falling out of love. Kathryn has progressed from her teeny bopper roles to more challenging and relatable portrayals.