MANILA – Before becoming a celebrity and one of the country’s fashion icons, Heart Evangelista was a victim of bullying in school.
The actress opened up about what she went through as she made a guest appearance on the vlog of Internet sensation Mimiyuuuh published last August 9.
According to Evangelista, she ended up being homeschooled because she could no longer bear eating in the restroom, which she does to avoid being bullied by older students.
“Kaya rin ako nag-stop. Nag-home study ako kasi hindi ko na kayang kumain sa CR. Oo, kumakain ako sa CR,” she said.
“Di nila ako bet, lalo na ‘yung mga higher batch,” she added.
Evangelista went on to share that the “pretty” students in her school used to instruct her classmates to stay away from her.
“Parang may line tapos doon sa… kapag kunyari ako ‘yung huling tao sa line, ‘yung susunod sa akin may gap... Kasi inuutusan ng magagandang girls ‘yung classmates ko na huwag didikit sa akin, ganyan,” she said.
When asked by her companions if she thinks her bullies are just “insecure,” Evangelista replied in jest: “Di naman siguro… Charot, di ko alam!”
Watch Evangelista talk about her experience with bullying starting at the 11:37 mark in the video below:
Back in 2018, Evangelista shared a screenshot of a message sent to her by one of her former bullies in school.
The bully apologized for her behavior and congratulated the actress “for all the dreams you’ve been able to achieve so far.”