Chynna Ortaleza speaks up on being ‘too thin’

Published February 24, 2021, 8:05 PM

by Jane Kingsu-Cheng

In one of her recent post, Chynna Ortaleza received comments on how thin she was from her followers in Instagram.

This mom-of-two has always been honest with her thoughts and hopes to make those who read her posts understand what each of us are going through. We each have our own personal battles to deal with, and some just need to open their eyes to appreciate each other even more.

For this recent comment about how much weight she had lost, she shared her thoughts on how important it is to be mindful and to think before you speak. “Do you know that comments that are put out there without any ill intention in mind can be scarring? You may wonder how can that be? They may bring up past wounds. Most especially if they are repeated over and over as if to make you believe that there is something so terribly wrong with oneself,” she starts off.

She’s been a receiver of so many unwarranted comments about her body, most especially since she’s a celebrity. From being too thin to being asked if she’s anorexic, she was also asked to gained weight or she won’t be able to get projects.

“It is a very vicious cycle. And, yes, even people who like me were born with a metabolism so fast we burn calories like a boss need to share,” she explains. “The concern is much appreciated but then again the way it is said is something that needs to be talked about.”

“All I’m saying is we need to try to be impeccable with what we say. Mindful in the intention. Because people have scars and we do not want to add on to it.  It’s been a struggle for me to feel that I meet the seal of approval as they say. But really who does?” 

Words are like swords that pains us, even, sometimes, much longer than physical pain which is why Chynna reminds her readers, “You have the ability to transform lives through the use of tone and words. Speak kindly to yourself and one another. Yes, even if its a hard subject to chew it can still be done with respect and empowerment.”