Cosmetic surgery is nothing new in the world of showbiz.
Celebrities are known to have a nip here and a tuck there to maintain their look.
And there are those who have undergone plastic surgery to reconstruct their overall appearance.
This is where Rachel Alejandro draws the line on cosmetic surgery, “You still have to look like you,” she told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal).
“I think the key really is restraint. Kailangan konti lang, you still have to look like you…
"And I think only you would know it, it’s about what you want, it should complement."
Generally speaking, many people frown on people who undergo plastic surgery.
"I don’t think it matters what other people say," Rachel said.
"There would always be people who would say, ‘Ay, bakit nagpaganyan ka?’
"As long as you still look like yourself, yun 'yon, e.”
PEP.ph met up with Rachel and her sister, Chef Barni Alejandro, during the press launch of the third volume of their The Sexy Chef cookbook series last February 2 at Victorino’s restaurant in Diliman, Quezon City.
NOT FOR EVERYONE. According to Rachel, the most that she had done on her face was an injection of botox.
The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology defines botox as “an injectable drug that causes temporary muscle weakness… Injection in certain areas of the face relaxes the muscles so they do not contract allowing the overlying skin to remain smooth and unwrinkled.”
“I’ve had it done before.” the Larawan star said, but that was seven years ago for her wedding day.
“As an actor, medyo mahirap kasi it changes the expressions of your face.
“It controls sometimes the twitches and stuff.
"So, if you’re dramatic actress especially, it’s not a good idea,” Rachel cautioned.