Vlogger-comedian Alex Gonzaga has opened up about her personal struggles and insecurities before her Youtube channel became successful.
Alex is one of the most popular celebrity Youtubers in the country. She recently hit 8 million subscribers on her channel.
"Binigyan niya [vlogging] ako ng venue to show who I really am. Meron akong freedom to be creative, to express how I want. Kung ano pala 'yung meron ka, that's all you need and have to have," Alex said to her sister Toni Gonzaga in a vlog last Saturday, September 5.
Toni then asked her what she wanted to say to her supporters. Alex replied, "You are an answered prayer from the Lord."
From here, Alex couldn't help but get emotional.
Tearing up, she said, "Kasi hindi niyo alam 'yung pinagdaanan ko before that."
Alex shared stories about her insecurities at that time when she felt like she was living in the shadow of her superstar sister. According to Alex, she sometimes felt like the opportunities being given to her were just an "extension" of Toni's blessings.
But then, Alex found a verse from the book of Joshua 1:3-5 and immediately felt inspired.
She recalled, "Naiyak [ako noon] kasi ako kasi feeling ko na He will take care of me and He has plans for me. And then the vlog happened."
The "Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin" actress then shared that nowadays, even just simple words of appreciation from her audience bring her so much joy.
"'Yung simpleng 'Alex, nakakatawa ka', 'Nakakatuwa ka', or 'Napanood ko 'yung vlog mo'. The fact na binabati nila sila Mommy Pinty, sobrang sarap ng pakiramdam ko kasi parang 'yun 'yung sagot ni Lord sa akin na 'I told you, I have plans for you.'"
Even though she may have a strong sense of humor, Alex is a deeply emotional person according to her sister.
"Iyakin si Alex. Maingay, magulo, at makulit lang 'yan sa labas. Pero mabilis siya umiyak and malalim siyang tao. Here’s the other side of my sister. May wisdom din 'yan. 'Di lang nya pinapahalata," Toni wrote in the video's description.
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Toni hosts "I Feel U" which streams every Sunday, 9:30 AM and 5 PM on Star Cinema's Youtube and Facebook. Catch the next episode this September 13!
You can watch the latest episodes here!
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