“Siguro noong mas bata ako medyo sensitive ako siyempre kasi artista tayo. Parang you’re legally cheating by kissing other people. So, mahirap siyang intindihin,” she said.
(Maybe when I was younger, I was sensitive, because I am an artist. It’s like you’re legally cheating by kissing other people. So, that was hard to understand.)
“But noong tumagal ako, parang naisip [ko] tatanda ako diyan sa kakaselos. Saka hindi siya nakakaganda,” she explained.
(But after a while, I thought I would just go old [fast] by being jealous. It also does not make someone beautiful.)
Evangelista admitted that she was once head-over-heels in love with John Prats. Because of jealousy, she looked ugly and regretted having lost her self-worth at that time. One day, she realized that all she had to do was to “sit still” and let jealousy go away.
When asked by another fan about tips on how women could avoid overthinking, Evangelista immediately admitted she is also guilty of this.
“Ako, grabe ako mag-overthink, grabe ang anxiety ko,” she said. “Lately, nakalma na ako.”
(Me, I overthink severely, my anxiety is huge. Lately, I have calmed down.)
To avoid overthinking, Evangelista advised people not to do social media at night so they will not absorb negativity. She also suggested reading passages in “The Daily Bread” to help in keeping one’s calm.
Another question asked was how can someone love without experiencing pain. Evangelista thinks this is impossible to achieve.
“Mahirap talaga. Kasama na ‘yun doon,” she said. “At the same time, hindi lang din naman siya sakit, masaya din naman siya. Hindi naman siya masakit dahil sinasaktan ka.”
(It’s really hard. Pain comes along with it. At the same time, [love] is not just about pain, it is also happy. It’s not painful because you’re being hurt.)
“Masakit siya because may mga kailangan kang aralin sa sarili mo na, ‘babaguhin ko ba ito? Ano ba ang gusto ko? Kaya ko bang i-take ito?’ Kumbaga, barometer ang love,” Evangelista explained. “Tama ba ito para sa akin? Doon mo nakikilala at doon mo nade-develop ‘yung character mo as a person.”
(Love can be painful because there are things you need to learn about yourself; you will ask yourself what you are willing to change, or what you want, or what you can take. It’s like love is a barometer. Is this right for me? That’s how you learn about yourself and develop your character as a person.)
Evangelista, who is married to Gov. Francis “Chiz” Escudero of Sorsogon, has been busy with her outreach efforts during the pandemic. JB