At the age of 42, Aiko Melendez still makes sure that she will slay in every way – may it be in front of or behind the camera. It is not too difficult to see that she holds one of the most refined faces in the industry, as well as that enviable voluptuous body every woman is probably dying to have.
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However, the “Bagani” actress revealed that it took her a while before she achieved her current body figure. In a previous interview with Manila Bulletin, Aiko talked about her personal struggles with weight gain:
“Ever since na dalaga ako, tabain talaga ako eh, Medyo malaki talaga ang legs ko. Actually when I have a broken heart, I gain weight, when I fall in love, I gain weight, parang everything that I do, I gain weight. Parang half of my life is about struggling with weight gain.”
She reached 200 lbs., and whenever people would see her, they would call her as “mukhang aparador.”
The actress admitted that she saw the silver lining in all the hurtful comments thrown at her.
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“Laging kong sinasabi na “Di baling aparador, maganda naman.”
And it was not too long ago when Aiko proved her bashers wrong when she uploaded her bikini pictures on Instagram. For her fans, you can gush over the picture below. For her bashers, you can choke on your own spiteful words.
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