Rita Gaviola, a.k.a. Badjao Girl, admitted she is hurting amid continued bashing after opening up about being a mom.
In a recent episode of “Eat Bulaga,” the 19-year-old shared some of the most hurtful comments thrown at her, including “bobo,” “sinayang mo yung career mo,” and “inuna mo pa yung kalandian,” among others.
“Siyempre para sa part ko sobrang sakit kasi hindi nila alam yung dinadanas ko. Parang ang dali sa kanilang mang husga ng tao na hindi nila kilala yung personality talaga. So masakit,” she said.
She is hoping her daughter would never go through the same.
“Sabi ko, ‘Ako na lang, wag na yung anak ko.’ Kahit i-bash niyo na ako ng i-bash, okay lang. Tatanggapin ko. Yung baby ko, wag na lang. Kasi yung baby ko walang kasalanan.”
Rita is slowly adjusting to being a first-time mom.
It helps that she had experience taking care of her siblings, seven of them.
The most challenging part she said, is the lack of sleep.
“Maya’t-maya naiyak pero pag nakikita mo siyang nakangiti or hawak mo, mawawala ang pagod.”
She hopes that her one-month-old daughter, Kiana, would one day follow in her footsteps.
Note that Rita was trying her hand at modeling and pageantry prior to being a mom.
“Ngayon po siguro, gusto ko pa naman. Pero sa ngayon siguro kailangan ko muna mag focus sa anak ko. Siguro kung darating man yung time na hindi ko natupad yung dream ko, siguro sa anak ko na lang. Sana balang araw siya naman ang makita kung lumaban sa mga pageant,” she said.
Meanwhile, on her social media account, Rita penned an appreciation post for her non-showbiz partner.
She wrote: “Thankyouu for everything first of all hindi mo kami pinapabayaan ni kiana sa lahat ng bagay ikaw yung number one fan ko sa lahat ng bagay kahit alam ko pagod ka sa work hindi mo padin kami sinusukuan sa lahat iloveyou.”
Rita also wrote a message for her daughter.
“Hindi Ikaw yung hahadlang sa pangarap namin ni daddy mo baby Kia Ikaw yung magiging inspiration namin sobrang bless kami nung dumating ka baby Kia.”