Two weeks ago, Sofia Andres reached the point where she can longer ignore the negativities online and finally stood her ground, lashing back at bashers who body-shamed her.
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Today, January 23, Sofia's on-screen partner Diego Loyzaga defended her from those NEGATIVEns (negative netizens).
"Sofia’s just 19, take it easy on the girl. Huwag naman kayo ganyan," Diego said in an interview with PUSH.
He added, "Why do you have to bash? Alam mo, no one’s being insecure, it’s just that you guys make an issue out of it."
How does he comfort Sofia in times like this?
"I said, ‘Sof, you know, you don’t have to prove (yourself) to these people. You know who you are, be confident. I know you’re confident. You don’t have to prove anything to anybody,'" Diego related.
The Kapamilya actor doesn't see anything wrong if Sofia posts photos that show some skin.
"If she does (post sexy photos), it’s alright. Pero hindi naman niya kailangang ipakita sa iba eh. You don’t have to show it all. Let them imagine what’s there, 'di mo kailangang ipakita," Diego explained. "Sabi ko 'huwag kang ma-insecure, mas sexy ka sa mga nagpapakita, kasi ikaw, hindi mo kailangang magpakita, nagdu-drool na, naglalaway na ‘yung mga tao sa ‘yo.’ 'Di ba? Totoo naman eh."
Amidst everything, Diego admires the strength Sofia has.
"She’s a strong girl, matibay ‘to, sobra. Ang dami nang pinagdaanan, hindi lang halata. Marami siyang naranasan sa buhay," he shared.
Diego and Sofia starred in the recently concluded television series "Pusong Ligaw".