Mariel Rodriguez, who is almost seven months pregnant, recently had her Filipino-themed maternity shoot at the Museo de Padilla in Quezon City.
It was a well-organized affair, with the wife of Robin Padilla making sure that it would be "one of the most beautiful times of my life."
In the YouTube vlog she put out on August 25, 2019, she said, "…[I] really, really want to celebrate it, and I want to remember it."
Most pregnant women feel at their worst due to hormones, but she chose to look at the bright side.
"Usually di ba, pag pregnant ka, iisipin mo, ‘Ang pangit-pangit ko, ang taba-taba ko na, ang laki-laki ng ilong, may stretch marks ako, ang itim ng leeg ko, ang itim ng kili-kili ko,’ yun yung usual na sinasabi ng mga pregnant women.
"Pero for me, kasama yun, e, yung bump. Nakikita mo na lumalaki yung tiyan mo, na medyo nagiging wider yung hips mo, kasama yun dun sa beauty of it."
She considered all the changes in her body as "pure beauty."
On Instagram, she posted one photo, and she looked stunning.
It was, she wrote, her "most beautiful photograph."
Her full caption read: "Good morning!!! For me in my 35 years of existence I think this is my most beautiful photograph. The beauty comes from the life that is growing inside me. It is a reminder of how blessed I am with God’s love because once again he has trusted me to nourish His precious creation."
Happy Folks Studio posted more photos on its Instagram account.
The Kapamilya host is set to give birth this November in the U.S, and will name her baby girl Maria Gabriella.
Her eldest daughter Maria Isabella is now three years old.