Binibining Pilipinas Universe 2009 Bianca Manalo has made her stand on favoring being morena over having fairer skin.
In an interview with PEP published today, July 20, the beauty queen-turned-actress admitted that her sisters, who are also beauty pageant title holders, are both mestizas, but she remains firm with her preference.
“We’re all very white in our family, like Snow White-white. Maputi kaming lahat,” the beauty queen shared. “My sisters, parang ivory white, hindi ako nagbibiro! Mapuputi kaming lahat and ayoko. When I see myself on TV na parang sobrang puti, parang ang lamya.”
The Kapamilya actress grew up fair-skinned. But when she competed at the Miss Universe 2009 in Bahamas, she appreciated having a tanned glow.
“Nung umitim ako dahil one month kami sa Bahamas, nung naging tanned… or the more tanned I get, na-enjoy ko 'yung balat ko and parang simula nun, ayoko nang pumuti,” she said.
Bianca will star in the upcoming “Wansapanataym” series, “The Amazing Ving,” starting this Sunday, July 23.