As public figures, celebrities are often the target of criticisms especially when it comes to physical beauty.
Angelica Panganiban, Angeline Quinto and Assunta de Rossi will depict the struggles of women who are often plagued by insecurities.
These actresses star in Beauty in a Bottle, an upcoming comedy film that revolves around three women who want to overcome problems with their weight, looks and advanced age.
They pin their hopes on a product called Beauty in a Bottle. Assunta plays an advertiser named Vilma, Angelica is cast as the endorser named Estelle while Angeline plays a user named Judith.
Antoinette Jadaone is the director behind this movie, which is slated to open in cinemas by October 29. She is also behind the Cinema One Originals entry Six Degrees of Separation from Lilia Cuntapay.
During the film's press conference, the stars were asked to cite instances when they felt that they felt at their "most beautiful."
Nanette Inventor answered, "When I got renewed as a Christian.
I felt the most beautiful.
"It is something most immeasureable and it is something to be shared and should keep you going in life."
As for Carmi Martin, she believes she was at her peak while she was part of her former late-night musical variety show.
"During Tonight with Dick and Carmi physically and ngayon naman, I feel nag-bloom because yung inner [beauty] ko nagsa-shine because of my inner relationship with God.
"At the same time, yung mga insecurities, accepted ko na. Ayokong mag-asawa so lalong nakakaganda yun...na-accept mo na ang mga bagay na ikina-iinsecure mo."
Empress, who plays an actress in the movie Beauty in a Bottle, recalls her 18th birthday party as her most memorable moment.
"Nung nag-debut ako kasi siyempre naka-gown at big celebration. Feeling ko talaga, ako ang pinakamagandang bata, dalaga sa lugar na yun," she said with a smile.
Angeline, a product of reality talent search Star Power, is grateful to Dr. Vicki Belo for getting her as an endorser.
The singing champ revealed that she often took whitening pills to make her skin fairer.
She disclosed, "Sobra akong natuwa kasi marami siyang binibigay sa akin na libreng gamot. Yung pampaputi, everyday ko yun iniinom.
"Once a day nga lang pero ako ginagawa ko, dalawang beses: umaga saka gabi."
When did she feel most beautiful?
"Noong una akong nabigyan ng billboard sa Edsa. Kasi siyempre, hindi lahat ng tao nabibigyan ng chance na ganun," Angeline admitted.
As for Assunta, the actress recalled, "Feeling ko noong 17-18 ako nun, nag-bloom na ko nun. Nakadagdag rin yung hot property ka noon.
"Nakakadagdag ng confidence yun. Parang everybody wants a piece of you."
Angelica candidly described her character in the movie as an "artistang mataba."
When she was asked for the time when she felt most beautiful, the Kapamilya actress quipped: "Sobrang madalas niya mangyari."
When the laughter died down, Angelica answered seriously, “Siguro noong nakilala ko si John Lloyd [Cruz]. Wow! Oo, totoo!
"Noong nasa Vietnam ako. Talaga nga naman!"
It will be recalled that Angelica and John Lloyd shot their scenes in Vietnam for their 2012 movie 24/7 In Love. After doing this movie, John Lloyd eventually became the boyfriend of Angelica.
“Magkaaminan na ‘no!”
“Basta, parang ang ganda ko, ang kapal ng hair ko, ang lago, ang ganda. Ganda ng smile ko, ang puti ng ngipin. Lahat talaga, iba talaga.
“Kasi ano, feeling ko ano siya, para bang may dumating na blessing sa buhay ko noon.”
On her Instagram account, Angelica Panganiban shared this photo of her and boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz during the 2014 Star Magic Ball