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Gabbi Garcia: I was able to overcome rejection and fear of judgement


GABBI GARCIA recently gave a talk about conquering moments of uncertainty, and overcoming rejection and fear of judgement at the Pond’s Women Speak event.

In fact, when she started getting projects as a leading lady, some netizens accused her of having a backer.

She easily brushed it off, as with the other criticisms that came her way. At the Pond’s Women Speak event held on Wednesday afternoon, September 4, the Kapuso actress opened up about some of her own struggles in the industry.

Gabbi revealed, “I had a lot of fears and, you know, second thoughts in this industry that we’re in.”

But she eventually learned how to be thick-skinned.

Her five years in the business have taught her not to take things personally.

She continued, “A lot of us have experienced rejections, judgments, bashing online, but that didn’t stop me from reaching my goal.

“I feel like we just have to have that certain mindset for us, to keep us going. We shouldn’t let anyone dictate who we are and how we should feel, what to do also. It’s our life, our rules.”

Gabbi said she was able to conquer her own fears and selfdoubt by loving her self more without minding what others would think of her too much. She advises other women to do the same.

“It’s okay to be afraid, but don’t be stuck there. You have to let go of your insecurities, accept all your flaws. If you accept all your flaws then it won’t be a fl aw anymore.

She added, “Just keep in mind that the world doesn’t revolve around you. You have to also be concerned of others. And just be yourself.”

Meanwhile, the 20-year-old Kapuso actress recently received her Silver Play Button award last September 2, Tuesday.

This award is given to YouTube channels that have over 100,000 subscribers.

At press time, her YouTube channel has 295,000 subscribers.

Gabbi said, “It was a milestone for me, for Khalil and I. I share the recognition with Khalil ‘cause he’s been also busy doing the vlogs with me.

“It’s overwhelming, you know? You get to connect with people in a diff erent way.

“Every time we go out, people would always tell us na, ‘Uy, napanood ko yung vlog mo sa ganito!’ Parang you get to relate to people on a different level.”

Gabbi started her YouTube channel in 2017, but it was only recently when she decided to make vlogs for her fans.

One thing she has kept in mind since she started vlogging is to remain authentic.

Gabbi said she doesn’t force herself to create content. She lets it come out naturally.

“We don’t really pressure ourselves into creating a vlog. If there’s time, and if we’re doing something interesting today, then we vlog it. But if we don’t, then maybe next time.”

Currently, Gabbi said she is exploring different types of content to off er her subscribers.

“I still don’t have that certain content. Siguro, nag-e-explore pa ako. As of now, it’s just more of how we live our lives daily.”


SHE’S BEEN criticized for not being articulate enough, but Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados may surprise us all yet.

There is no announcement yet which country will host the pageant’s 68th edition, although reportedly it may be held in South Korea.

Without confirmation from the Miss Universe Organization, other countries, including the Philippines, are said to be bidding to host Miss Universe 2019.

The international beauty pageant is held in December over a two-week period, and with the onset of the “ber” months, Gazini admits to feeling a little bit of pressure.

She said, “Actually, it’s almost crunch time, but then what I’m trying to do right now is adapt to it.

“I’m taking every day as a learning opportunity to do my hair, my make-up, just like today.

“Or like choose the dress I’m wearing for the day or the events that I’m going to.”

The beauty queen said she has been busy attending events and doing charity projects in the past few months after winning the Miss Universe Philippines title last March.

Asked when she’s officially starting her training, she said, “That I don’t know yet, because my schedules are not fixed yet. Some days are so full like today, I had two events.”

Nonetheless, Gazini expressed her excitement to go back to pageant training with her mentors at Kagandahang Flores (KF), a beauty pageant camp in the country.

Gazini continued, “In the near future, I’m looking forward to training with KF, Miss Universe Organization, and there are several people who helped me during Binibining Pilipinas and are still helping me now.”

Gazini also took the course LIFO® Method of ACG Human Capital Solutions.

She said it “helps individuals, teams, and organizations improve communication skills, productivity, and results by working more effectively together.”

Gazini finished the course and received her certifiCate last August 8.

In an Instagram post last August 9, she wrote, “Yesterday, I completed the LIFO® Method Certification Program, a program that centers on encouraging the full use of our own strengths.

“This certification course allowed me to know more about myself, understand my thoughts and feelings, recognize my blind-spots, and elevate my game plan.

“Thank you, ACG Human Capital Solutions for the learnings! And, I am privileged to have been given the opportunity to promote the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations to help address global challenges including those related to Poverty, Inequality, Climate, Environmental Degradation, Prosperity, and Peace and Justice.

“Thank you Miss @gembzee for capitalizing the beauty within.”

Among the charity projects that have so far kept her busy: raise HIV/AIDS awareness, promote children’s welfare and elderly care.

On August 8, Gazini and the other Binibining Pilipinas queens visited the kids at the Philippine Children’s Medical Center.

The beauty queen shared her experience on Instagram and wrote, “Earlier, I was hoping to bring smiles to these kids but things went quite differently as it was them who brought us the smiles.

“I met Ashley, a little fighter with an empowering story, who’s undergoing dialysis. She gave me this beautiful artwork (my name on a heart with the colors of the Philippine flag). Such a strong girl.

“You can help a kid too. For donations, you may visit PCMC or contact them in their landline.”

Gazini also visited the senior citizens at Luwalhati ng Maynila home for the aged in Marikina City in line with her advocacy for elderly care.

She said, “Just recently, I went to Luwalhati ng Maynila and I’m very honored to be part of their causes and we’re now working on something bigger.

“And also, I might be seeing Mayor Isko [Moreno]…one of these days so I’m looking forward to it.”

Among the charity projects that have so far kept her busy: raise HIV/AIDS awareness, promote children’s welfare and elderly care.


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