Rafael Rosell is not affected at all by comments saying he's weird because of his different views about life and lifestyle.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) had the chance to talk to the Kapuso actor on March 18, at the event of Nisce Skin ‘N Face in SM Megamall, where two of the clinic's facelift machines, Oxygeneo and Sygmalift, were launched.
He's not exactly vain, but his grooming routine goes beyond coming to Nisce regularly.
He says his glowing skin is partly because of his vegan diet and at least eight glasses of water a day.
RESPECT FOR ALL FORMS OF LIFE. It's been four years since he made the decision to remove meat and fish from his meals.
The actor has strong beliefs about not killing animals for food.
Rafael explained, “Iba na kasi ang paningin ko sa karne, e.
“Hindi ako vegan dahil para sa vanity or aesthetics.
“I have a moment in my life almost four years ago, napansin ko na, you know, all living things para sa akin are living things talaga.
“Being a follower of the Bible, there’s a commandment that says, ‘Thou shalt not kill.’
“So I try as much as I can to practice.”
He doesn't miss eating meat, but he sometimes crave for "galunggong."
With regard to seafood, Rafael pointed out its potential health hazards.
“Yung nangyari sa Fukushima noong 2011, nung sumabog ang nuclear power plant, hanggang ngayon, three hundred tons of nuclear water pa rin yung lumalabas at hindi pa rin natin mapipigilan yun.
“Hindi pa rin siya nagsa-stop.
“You have animals na nag-morph na talaga, yung tubig ng dagat at iniinom ng mga hayop, sobrang taas ng mercury.
“Ang mercury is number one killer sa atin pagdating sa seafood.”
SPIRITUAL BELIEF. Does Rafael believe in God?
“I follow God, I practice what Christ does.
“But I also think that Buddha, ang daming philosophers at prophets na wasn’t taken into account, because of what the government wanted us to know about our religion.
“So I don’t follow any paths, but studied the mountain.
“Or I study all the paths, but more than anything, I want to get to know the mountain."
The actor believes that one doesn't need to go to church or belong to a prayer community to be able to communicate with God.
“I pray a lot, and I meditate a lot.
“Pero to go to a special place where they claim that only God exists there, wala.
“I believe God exists every where kasi.
“So, parang kung sa nature ka, especially the nature, nandun Siya."
“YOU CAN'T PLEASE EVERYONE.” Over time, he has learned not to get affected by people who do not share his beliefs.
“I feel different, oo naman.
“Siyempre, yung iba they find me weird.
“Ang iniisip weirdo ako, 'Ano ba ang pinaniniwalaan niya? Ano ba ang pinaglalaban niya?'
“Pero I accepted it.
“I mean, not everyone's gonna like me, alam natin lahat na ganun sa showbiz.
“You can’t please everyone.
“You just have to be yourself.
“If you’re trying to please everyone around you, bale failure lang, di ba?
“Dahil you end up a slave or puppet to everyone else,” said the leading of GMA series Impostora.