Lea Salonga reacts to body-shaming comments about Jessy Mendiola

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Lea Salonga to Jessy Mendiola's bashers: "For the record, I think Jessy Mendiola is one of the sexiest people I've ever cast my eyes on. It has less to do with her physique (which, by the way, is nothing to sneeze at) and more to do with how she carries herself."


Lea Salonga defended Jessy Mendiola from bashers who continue to hurl body-shaming insults at the newly-hailed FHM 2016’s Sexiest Woman.

It came to Lea's attention that some netizens persist that Jessy got "fat" and was "undeserving" of the much-coveted title.

In her Facebook post last night, July 30, Lea maintained that Jessy not only has a sexy body but also oozes with great confidence, which catches people’s attention more.

“For the record, I think Jessy Mendiola is one of the sexiest people I've ever cast my eyes on. It has less to do with her physique (which, by the way, is nothing to sneeze at) and more to do with how she carries herself.

“She could gain 20 pounds right now and my opinion of her wouldn't change.”

The Broadway superstar also underlined the fact that people should stop stereotyping what makes a woman sexy.

“Sexy has nothing to do with the outer shell and all to do with what's in you.

“You could be a Victoria's Secret model and have zero sex appeal, or be someone customarily plus-sized and get everyone in the room to set their gaze upon you.

“Or your opinion could differ from mine and not be any less valid. It's in the eye of the beholder.”


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