Angeline Quinto has not just proclaimed herself a "proud retokada," she also confirmed that she's gone through this a number of times.
In an Instagram post last Thursday, July 30, 2020, the 30-year-old Kapamilya singer wondered why anyone's decision to undergo cosmetic procedures is such a big issue.
She wrote, "Big deal sa ibang tao ang pagpaparetoke ng ibang artista, hindi naman ho namin itatago kung ano ang ipinaayos namin.
"Never q ikinahiya kung ano ang mga pinagawa q. At hanggang ngaun napakalaking issue sa iba.
"Parte ho ng trabaho un at kung may pangbayad naman bakit hindi."
And as though to taunt faultfinders, she added, "Kaya nga ho may Dra. Vicky Belo."
More pointedly, Angeline said, "Ikaw naman ang magttrabaho at gagawa ng paraan para makapagparetoke ka e.
"Hindi naman hihingin o nanakawin ang ipangbabayad. Kesa ho manggaling sa ibang tao ung IPANGBABAYAD mas pangit ho."
The Cornerstone talent started her showbiz journey after winning ABS-CBN's singing competition called Star Power in 2011.
But like any starting artist, she felt insecure about her appearance.
It was especially worrying for Angeline because of her sudden fame.
Two years after she won, Angeline decided to amplify her "star power" by enhancing some of her physical features.
EYELID SURGERY AND LIPO
In 2013, she had eyelid surgery done by celebrity beauty doctor by Dra. Vicki Belo.
In an interview with ANC's Belo Beauty 101 in 2014, Angeline said, "Pinagawa ko yung sa mata ko kasi halos lahat ng nakakatrabaho ko, napapansin nilang medyo malungkot ang mata ko kahit hindi naman ako malungkot.
"Minsan nao-offend na ako kasi feeling nila, ayaw ko daw silang kasama. Nagsasawa na ako sa ganun. Para medyo maging mas masaya tignan ang mata ko."
She also found it necessary to undergo liposuction to remove the fat from her back and arms.
Angeline explained, "Gusto ko naman magpa-lipo sa likod kasi medyo nahihirapan ako kapag yung mga soot kong mga blouse, fitted.
"Minsan nahihirapan kami kasi sa likod medyo may taba na lumalabas. Naisip ko naman, if lipo, mas mabilis na mawawala.
"Sa arms din po. Kasi sa TV parati nilang napapansin na mataba akong tignan kahit sa personal naman hindi.
"Siguro kapag nagpa-lipo ako, mas malaking tulong na mas maganda ang kalabasan ng itsura ko sa telebisyon."
To slim down, Angeline exercised regularly and managed to lose 20 pounds.
Angeline did look like she was blooming and was visibly thinner in 2014 than when she started her singing career.
DID ANGELINE have A NOSE JOB?
In an interview with ABS-CBN News in April 2013, Dra. Vicki described Angeline's nose as the "Pinocchio type."
The dermatologist said, "Most Pinoys nagpapagawa dahil kulang 'yung bridge.
"Pero yung kay Angeline, mataas yung bridga niya. Ang problema natin yung tip, masyado mahaba, parang kaunting Pinocchio type."
It prompted some netizens to speculate that Angeline had something done to her nose.
The singer-actress vehemently denied this in an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in 2018.
She said then, "Kung sa nose...lalaban ako nang patayan. Suntukin niyo ako nang harapan kung mababali ang ilong ko.
“Hindi, totoo lang. Hindi ako naiinis na hindi mawala-wala yung isyu na ganun [nose job]. Pero kung yun ang totoo, papatunayan ko yun sa kanila."
However, she admitted once considering getting a nose job.
In fact, Angeline revealed to PEP.ph, she wanted to have her nose sculpted at the time she had lipo and eyelid surgery done in 2013.
But she decided not to go through with it because it would need a long recovery period.
Angeline recalled, "Parang four years ago nag-consult talaga ako sa Belo. Kasi gusto ko rin talaga na maging... hindi naman maging perfect yung ilong ko.
"Naiinggit lang ako sa mga ibang artista na ipinanganak yung ganung ilong, pointed agad. Baka puwede akong mag-consult sa doktor, papa-trim lang ako.
"E, hindi po natuloy. Kasi nagkaroon lang ako ng biglaang trabaho na baka hindi abutin kung gagaling yun."
In the same interview with PEP.ph, Angeline owned up to undergoing breast- reduction surgery in 2015.
But she said it was for reasons that had nothing to do with enhancing her physique.
As a matter of fact, it was to reduce her breast size to 36-inch Cup B from 36-inch Cup D.
Angeline explained, "Medyo nahihirapan na din po ako pag ASAP. Siyempre, every Sunday po kaming nasa ASAP.
"Dumadating po kami sa point na sobrang fit na yung gown sa katawan ko, pero pagdating dito [sa dibdib], mahirap."
In the meantime, Angeline has been maintaining her youthful glow with regular visits to her favorite derma clinic for her favorite facials, and, from time to time, Thermage and glutathione injections.
She can't be faulted for that. After all, she is a star on stage, and fans demand that their stars shine brightly.