Asked a testy question, Bela Padilla gave a direct answer.
A Twitter follower posted a closeup shot of a smiling Bela, then asked if the actress had a squint in her eye, if she was in fact squint-eyed. In Pinoy parlance, banlag.
unkabogable baysdandako @phenomenalexx, “Are you banlag? @padillabela? Hahaha super cuteeeee!”
And the sexy, beautiful Kapamilya actress did not mince words.
@padillabela, “yes I am.”
The Twitter follower then explained that she had no bad intentions when she asked the question. She said she simply wanted to know.
For her part, Bela launched into the story of how she became a little squint-eyed.
@padillabela, “Actually, bata palang ako medyo banlag na po ako. Nao-obvious lang sya now pag puyat ako or may sakit.
“To be honest, I’m not bothered because it doesn’t impair my vision...also, I don’t mind as long as I get to see the beautiful world we live in! and I thank you! Hehehehe”.
And that was that. If there was anything testy at the start, Bela blew it away.
This is not the first time, it must be said, that a star has admitted to being a bit squint-eyed.
Sheryl Cruz has already admitted that she is. Rightly or wrongly, transgender performers have often used this feature when doing impersonations of Sheryl.