One thing Mariel Padilla has stopped doing since she gave birth in November 2016 was post selfies and her OOTDs on social media.
In fact, out of 141 Instagram posts, only 13 included her, and two of these were throwback photos, with captions telling her followers how she misses her old self.
She wrote, "Hello you... long time no see... hehehe so somewhere inside me (buried underneath the layers and layers of fat hahaha) she is still there..."
The wife of Robin Padilla admitted to being "reluctant in posting photos" because she is simply not comfortable with her weight.
For a recent party she hosted, Mariel had no choice but to get glammed up.
And after nine months, she finally put out a selfie.
But before bashers could say something unkind, she described herself as "fat, extra large, huge, gigantic" in the caption.
Here's her complete post.
"To my glam team @mkqua @ariesmanal_hair @jotlosa, thank you so much for accepting the 'challenge' hahaha I know it took effort to beautify me because I'm fat, extra large, huge, gigantic etc (ako na magsabi para di ako masaktan pag sinabi ng iba hehe).
"Thank you for making me look decent on our triple event.
"I have been so reluctant in posting photos of me because lately I have not been comfortable with my weight
"But God willing after I breastfeed I will be back to my tip top shape. Again, thank you. Btw, this is my real hair na no extensions I didn't realize it was this long na pala."
The triple celebration was held on Sunday, August 20.
It was for Isabella's ninth-month birthday, Mariel's 33rd birthday, and the couple's 7th anniversary.
And, by the way, we at PEP.ph don't think she is any of that "fat" or "gigantic" stuff at all. What she looks like is a happy new mom! Add to that, she is curvy, glowing, and beautiful—exactly like before.
The venue: Vivere Hotel and Resorts
The beautiful table set-up
The six-layered cake