Thea Tolentino admitted she has been suffering from low self-esteem and conquering it, slowly but surely.
On May 5, Sunday, the 22-year-old GMA-7 actress opened up about her insecurities, and attached a photo of her wearing a bikini to symbolize her resolve to overcome them.
In her Instagram post, Thea wrote, "'Stay in your comfort zone.' I stayed because I'm scared of failing.
"'Let them be/do it first.' because I don't want to humiliate myself.
"'I am weak.' That's who I am. I seek confirmation from others. I try to please others.
"I only start appreciating myself if I feel appreciated.
"I don't stand for myself. I settle for less. I mind what others might think of me.
"All of this is because I'm not confident with myself. I DON'T LOVE & TRUST MYSELF.
"I've always wanted to be brave and free but, it has been REALLY hard for me to take a step forward.
"I know that this has to stop that's why I'm trying to push myself.
"Little by little, I know I'm getting there. That cliff I'm scared to jump off of might not be as scary as I think it is.
"I wouldn't know if I don't try right? ----"
That was the reason she felt more confident wearing a bikini.
She ended her post saying, "It's my first time wearing a two piece swimsuit without caring about anything.
"I just enjoyed my time on the beach. It's like I let go of a sandbag that was weighing me down.
"That's a step up on being confident and happy with my body.
"More sandbags to go~ I can't wait to let go of everything."