Zeinab Harake hesitant to accept movie and TV offers, reveals showbiz crush

Beautéderm President and CEO Rhea Anicoche-Tan (left) and Zeinab Harake

With more than 50 million combined followers on various social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube, no doubt Filipino-Lebanese Zeinab Harake is one of the most sought-after endorsers in the country these days. She admits she has been swamped with movie and television offers.

But Zeinab reveals she's still having second thoughts about accepting movie and television projects.

"Nagstart pa lamang po ako sa YouTube, may mga movie offers na. More on management. Kaya lang po, ayoko po muna i-crossover kung nasaan man ako ngayon dahil na rin sa dami ng responsibilities ko. No. 1 may baby na ako. Hindi ko po masabi na 100 percent hindi ako tatanggap dahil hanggang ngayon may mga offers po talaga at pinipili po namin talaga," says Zeinab, during the launch of her oral care line for Beautederm, held at the Luxent Hotel in Quezon City last Sept. 8. She was introduced by Beautéderm President and CEO Rhea Anicoche-Tan.

She adds: "Hindi po ako magdudunong-dunungan sa mga bagay na hindi ko naman linya. So stay lang muna ako kung nasaan man po ako ngayon. Happy and contented na po ako doon."

Zeinab, 23, also says her showbiz crush is Piolo Pascual. She also admires Kapuso couple Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes.

Asked if she would accept a movie offer with Piolo, Zeinab says: "Siguro kung bibigyan naman po talaga ako ng opportunity na one in a million lang talaga ako na mabibigyan ng ganung pagkakataon, kung tingin ko po kaya kong gawin yun, pipilitin ko na gagawin ko ang very, very best ko. Kung hindi ko naman kayang gampanan, hindi ko naman ipipilit. Magiging tutoo lang talaga ako sa sarili ko."

Zeinab Harake

Following her breakup with rapper Skusta Clee, Zeinab admits that she's in a relationship these days, but she wants everything private in the meantime. Zeinab and Skusta have a daughter.

Zenaib describes her baby as the best gift she has ever received by far. "Sa tutoo lang, hindi po yan mapapantayan ng ano mang gamit. Makikipagpatayan ka dyan. Anak mo 'yan eh. Kahit na ano'ng mangyari pagbaligtarin mo man ang mundo, gagawin mo ang lahat. Anak mo is anak mo. Dati hindi ko na apprereciate yung mama ko. As in hindi talaga akong perfect na tao. Pero mas na-appreciate niya ako at perfect na perfect yung tingin niya sa akin nung naging mommy na ako. So ganun po yung pakiramdam pag naging nanay ka na."

Zeinab is another stellar addition to Beautéderm’s constellation of stars who continue to passionately promote the brand’s amazing products that include skincare essentials, health boosters, home fragrances, and a wide variety of soaps to mention just a few.

“Our Beautéderm family is really growing, and we are such a fun, beautéful bunch,” says Rhea. “We warmly welcome Zeinab to the family as she is an absolutely welcome addition as we spread Beautéderm’s message of love to her 50 million fans online. I am so grateful for the love and support of all my ambassadors who remained loyal to Beautéderm after all these years, and I am excited to be with our new ambassadors and have an exciting adventure with them in the years to come.”

To date, aside from local and regional brand ambassadors from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, Beautéderm is represented by public servants such as singer-actor Alex Castro, who is currently the Vice Governor of Bulacan; Kapamilya leading man Ejay Falcon who is Vice Governor of Oriental Mindoro; former San City 2nd District Councilor Jannah Ejercito; Councilors Kate Coseteng and Wency Lagumbay of the 3rd District of Quezon City; Attorney Kaye Revilla; Councilor Janina Medina-Fariñas of the City of Vigan; Mayor Donya Tesoro of San Manuel, Tarlac; and internationally-acclaimed dramatic actor Arjo Atayde who is currently serving as Congressman of the 1st District of Quezon City.

Other brand’s illustrious roster of celebrity ambassadors: legendary and critically-acclaimed actors Lorna Tolentino, Glydel Mercado, Ton Ton Guttierez, Gabby Concepcion, and Sylvia Sanchez; beauty queens turned actresses Alma Concepcion, Maricel Morales, and Rochelle Barrameda; ng pop star Darren Espanto; ABS-CBN Star Magic Artists Enchong Dee, Ria Atayde, Carlo Aquino, KitKat, and Jane Oineza; GMA-7 artists Pauleen Mendoza, Sanya Lopez, Rita Daniella, Ruru Madrid, Bianca Umali, and Cassy Legaspi; seasoned performers Dessa, Alynna Velasquez, Luke Mejares, Boobay, and Cacai Bautista; character actors Anne Feo, Jimwell Stevens, and Sherilyn Reyes-Tan; media personalities DJ Cha Cha, Jana Roxas, DJ Jai Ho, and Darla Sauler; leading man and ultimate hunk Piolo Pascual; movie queen Bea Alonzo; social media sensation Jelai Andres; veteran broadcast journalist Korina Sanchez-Roxas; Kapuso leading man Dingdong Dantes; dramatic actress Maja Salvador; young stars Hashtag Ryle and Andrea Brillantes; and dramatic actors JC Santos and Beauty Gonzalez for BeautéHaus with GMA-7’s Primetime Queen Marian Rivera-Dantes as sole brand ambassador of Beautéderm Home.