MANILA - Kakai Bautista has had it with body shamers who have been demanding she lose weight ahead of her concert this Friday.
And she let her feelings known on Instagram last week, hitting back at the trolls by posting a photo of her showing off her body in a brown, two-piece bikini.
"Okay na ako dito. Mahal ko ito eh. IKAW BA? MAHAL MO BA ang VADEEH mo?" she asked those who have been calling her fat.
She added: "Thank you, Lord. Ikaw ang nagturo na mas mahalin pa ang sarili dahil lagi mong ipinaparamdam na, talikuran at kutyain man kami ng mundo, bukas ang palad mo ang puso mo umaapaw ang pagmamahal mo para sa amin."
She concluded by explaining how her faith has allowed her to become happier, despite her body's imperfections, writing: "Thank you dahil sa wagas mong pagmamahal [ay] nagamot ang lahat [at] gumanda at sumaya lalo ang buhay."
Afterwards, fans and few other celebrities were quick to jump in, praising her for being "inspiring." Among them were Maine Mendoza, K Brosas, and Cheska Kramer.
Bautista is set to perform at the Music Museum on Friday to commemorate her 15th year in showbiz.
Guests include Maymay Entrata, "X Factor UK's" JBK group, and her "Rak of Aegis" co-stars Pepe Herrera, Poppert Bernadas, Jimmy Marquez, Gold Villar, Jet Barun, and Paeng Sundayan.