I'd like to believe Shay Mitchell and I would be best friends. Aside from the fact that I'm not a big pizza person (and Shay is obsessed!), we have a lot in common. Our favorite esthetician is Shani Darden. We both create content for YouTube. She's really into skincare and makeup, as am I! And she's a total girls' girl, but can get down with the boys, too. (Plus, she's on one of the most scandalous and morbid shows on the tube, and I love anything creepy or horror-genre related.)
Shay joined us on this week's episode of #PrettyUnfiltered while promoting her new partnership with Bioré, and having interviewed her once before, I knew that she was going to be fun, but also genuine — something that's absolutely necessary for our series. After an outfit change on her part, we kicked off our shoes and got to talking.
Shay is half Filipina, and growing up, Shays she felt like she didn't fit in. She explained that she felt insecure in school, which most of us can relate to, but her insecurities were mostly due to the fact that she didn't look like most of her friends. She had darker skin and features; everyone else was white and blonde.
I was also totally blown away to hear that Shay used to dye her hair blonde and wear contacts in an effort to alter her image. She explains how she came to embrace herself, how she built up her confidence and told us an amazing quote her mother shared with her as a kid. Check out the interview with Shay and then let us know what empowers you by hashtagging #PrettyUnfiltered.
On Kirbie: Rebecca Valance top and skirt.
On Shay: Hair by Rod Ortega, makeup by Mario Dedivanovic
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I’m German and only have German roots but I’ve got family in the philippines and they are soo insecure and not at all confident with their looks. I think the problem is that their beauty ideal are south korean and western women and they just want to be white like them. They even use tons of whitening lotion, avoid the beach and being in the sun for too long etc.. all the advertisements and commercials have white women with kinda Filipino face which is really rare in reality. Everyone is beautiful their own way!♥️
Wow.....it's hard to believe she was insecure about her looks.....I honestly think her mixture makes her look very unique and exotic......she is drop dead gorgeous! There's beauty in all cultures............It's nice to know she came to accept who she is..Being part filipina is a beautiful thing.......
Those who are saying she doesn't look Filipino are clueless and doesn't know anything about anthropology or maybe they need to get out more. She clearly exhibits mongoloid/asiatic features. Look at her eyes! She definitely looks asian. That's why she hated herself. She wanted to look white so badly. I also agree that this girl is just riding the POC bandwagon to her benefit. She is a self hating mess!
I’d also hide it ..... I live in Japan and people here look at Philippine people as if they were a lower class a dirt monkeys whatever . Although some Japanese men marry Filipino women and to some is a downgrade
I'm half Indonesian and my mum is Dutch i never looked to myself being European i always felt more Indonesian and honestly never embraced my European heritage ha ha ha. I even took my fathers nationality ha ha ha ha.
And am proud to have an Indonesian passport and am very proud Indonesian even married a filipina for wanting the kids to become more like my dad ha ha ha ha always felt ashamed being a mix European i do not understand who some could be so ashamed being half Asian it the most beautiful thing you could be is Asian.
I'm guessing you're half white, and always wanted to be "just" white.... Typical! Most Filipinos always try to convince people that they are part spanish..... lol! (1) The spanish did in fact spend time in the PI, however, they DID NOT MIX with native Filipinos..... Aside from the WWIII U.S. white blood left in the PI by U.S soldiers/sailors there isn't much european dNA in the PI ! In a dNA research it was discovered that 0.002 % of the entire filipino population had/have european dNA ! 0.002% ! THAT'S NOT EVEN HALF OF ONE PERCENT ! On youtube the majority of filipinos seem to have a VERY SIGNIFICANT POLYNESIAN dNA COUNT but Filipinos NEVER talk about that ! They always talk about some made up grand parent who had blonde hair, and green eyes, and spoke spanish (lol) Filipinos will always claim that they speak spanish (but they don't) simply because they may speak an occasional random spanish word ! SO DO PARROTS ! I don't know why the spanish didn't mix with you guys nor do I know why they didn't teach you spanish... All I know is THEY DIDN'T! LIVE WITH THAT FACT ! YOU GUYS DO HAVE A STRONG SAMOAN/TONGAN dNA connection ! EXPLORE THAT, AND LEAVE THE FANTASY SPANISH DNA ALONE !
Shay Mitchell is such a down-to-earth person and celebrity. I can relate to her in high school because I am Korean and for us Koreans it’s hard to conform to society and society’s standards of beauty. Watching this, I learned to be myself and not conform to what society wants for me I’m gonna be what I WANT TO BE not what others think. I love you Shay!!!!!
wow, I nvr would have thought that you would have been bullied, I'm so srry that you felt you had to eat lunch in the bathroom and stuff. But I'm so glad that you overcame it all and embraced who you really are, because you should nvr have to be someone you're not for the sake of others...
Shay she half Filipino and half Canadian she great talented and acting drama "Pretty Little Liars" movies she beautiful actress her mother has a Filipino blood.... two girls couple like "Emily and Alison" I love it 😍❤️
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