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Shay Mitchell on Embracing Her Filipina Heritage | Pretty Unfiltered

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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 POPSUGAR Girls' Guide is your guide to living your '20s in style! We cover everything from DIY fashion and beauty, pop culture and comedy, recipes and food trends, celebrity news, and more. We also LOVE YouTubers and are lucky enough to have featured some of our favorites on PSGG, including Tyler Oakley, Ingrid Nilsen (Missglamorazzi), and many others. Subscribe to POPSUGAR Girls' Guide http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=popsugargirlsguide Find us on Snapchat! Username is popsugar
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Bindi Rock (3 days ago)
But you still dont know how to take off eye make up? Haha
cy (7 days ago)
Her glow up
Orbital Cyrus (12 days ago)
Girl u wouldnt look THAT gourgeous without ur filipino roots! It common knowledge that filipino + caucasian blood = GORGEOUSNESS!!!!!!! (Examples: Vanessa Hudgens, Nicole Szersinger)
Liza Galvez (14 days ago)
I always proud of my color and look I.never dream or jealous to.look like westerners I have confidence not jealous at all I thought to myself I'm physically sexy and attractive
Jefferson Mendezabal (16 days ago)
Mugun CxrzoL (21 days ago)
Her being part Filipino is what makes her gorgeous af tho
LoveTheMusic765 (22 days ago)
I thought she was middle eastern or Spanish
LoveTheMusic765 (22 days ago)
She doesn't look Filipino O.O Flipiano are more Chinese Asian O. O
Luna (22 days ago)
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!♥️
Jessica T (23 days ago)
Colorism exist in Asian culture as well
someone ontheinternet (24 days ago)
you’re soo pretty! If there was a Pocahontas movie you should be her
Yaack of all trades (24 days ago)
It's ok girl. Go on and don't ever hide who you are and where you came from cuz you will never get rid of your roots. Weather you are Filipina or Filipino
Jeramiglia (25 days ago)
She's a Filipina! I love her much more!
rara tatat (25 days ago)
She hide it?okay lng d lng sya ang magandang 1/2 pinay
Cutiedoki (25 days ago)
I'm sorry but this is so fake!
Annika Wheble (26 days ago)
What make up do you use? I was adopted from Thailand.
This is so sad.. Alexa play Despacito 3
Remskii (28 days ago)
Thanks Pacquiao and some of them great talented Filipino singers for helping these lost kids embrace their tan identity.
Felino Merino (29 days ago)
She didn’t even mention of her mother’s ancestry! The right caption might be I don’t like being half Filipina! This is all about promoting beauty products!😂
joseph Googa (30 days ago)
You won't appreciate your skin tone and make until you reach 40ish, light people skin immediately wrinkle when they reach their fortish.
gene rizze (30 days ago)
Ladyrina (1 month ago)
1:25 Shool
Rick Sanchez (1 month ago)
She's so beautiful
weirdo at night (1 month ago)
Filipino genes+foreign genes = perfect genes.. Dunno but all half filipinos are so goodlooking as fucks.. Vanessa hudgens and shay mitchell are perfect examples..
Seifer Seth Umali (1 month ago)
You're beautiful shay. I love you, the way you are. 😘😘😘
Lamooshy (1 month ago)
She's fricking gorgeous love u soooo much shayyyyyy
MOMO (1 month ago)
Shay! It's OK I Eat In The Bathroom Too! Love From a Korean American!
Jay Ar Dorado (1 month ago)
Im a Filipino and i love myself as what i am. You are gorgeous. Being unique should be embraced and be proud of.
ferdelicious boomdz (1 month ago)
shame on you if don't being blood Filipina.😈😈😈
Hart U (1 month ago)
Those bullies were insecure bc she's gorgeous. In my observation fil-ams are good looking just like Vanessa Hudgens.
Risa Laughter (1 month ago)
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.......
Risa Laughter (1 month ago)
Nashra Nabi (1 month ago)
Carina Gerola Fong (1 month ago)
Dechen Shingsar (1 month ago)
Shays skin is pretty white honestly
Jone Dison (1 month ago)
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!
ayra delosantos (1 month ago)
you look hot and beautiful coz youre a filipino. you must be thankful. you shouldve realized that sooner bitch!
리자아 (1 month ago)
Every skin colour is absolutely beautiful. Your colour doesn't define who you are. There's no superiority, we are all equal! Why can't we just accept others and promote unity?
WingMik (1 month ago)
I. Love. Every. Piece. Of. Shay. ❤️
Bella Garcia (2 months ago)
Meanwhile I'm filipino but look Caucasian. So eh, it's reversed. I don't get bullied though.
random stuff (2 months ago)
She is really good looking
Neljohn Garces (2 months ago)
Haha just promoting her beauty products , whatever your skin color is, just Love it.
ann almenario (2 months ago)
i'm a Filipina!...yeah!
bakithi mnyandu (2 months ago)
What a beautiful girl. I would kill to look half as beautiful as you. To hell with all those who bullied you.
rabi (2 months ago)
Dark, Tan, light are al beautiful
Luis Arcena (2 months ago)
Most Filipinos are humble and happy poor or rich🙌🇵🇭✌🏽🇺🇸🇮🇱🙇🏽‍♂️
XBS (2 months ago)
Filipinos are asian and Pacific Islanders, check your definitions. Don’t let that dumb comment fool you. Be proud of who you are
Elle Co (2 months ago)
“Were you ever bullied in shool?” Lmao 1:26
Edgardo Wall (2 months ago)
fuck why im still watching ftube need some sleep i still 350miles to go
L0gic N Truth (2 months ago)
Pretty woman
Kam Khan (2 months ago)
Filipnas don't have any heritage. They r just greedy cunning opportunistic whores
Natalie C (2 months ago)
Shay is so beautiful its sad she felt she had to portray to be someone else .
# Louisa Tan Yuan Lin (2 months ago)
Mix kids are almost always gonna grow up attractive, especially if one parent have strong features and the other have soft features.
Kabadjangan Panaytayon (3 months ago)
She looked more Filipina before when she was trying not to look Filipina. She looks more foreign now when she has embraced her being a Filipina. Ironic.
Thank you for this <3 <3 love it!!
Twny Nine (3 months ago)
Hello Filipina people! Proud filipina here! ❤️️
Gabriela Cingel (3 months ago)
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
Depressed Lantern (3 months ago)
Bullied in shool
Crypto Saint (3 months ago)
Who would have thought the lefts mindless campaign of forcing diversity down everyone's throat results in more unhappiness and racism..
Kudo Kraftster (3 months ago)
I'm Filipina/Mexicana (raised in the US) and I can totally relate!
Leander Herman (3 months ago)
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.
Cheska Gutierrez (3 months ago)
Filipinas SLAY🔥💓
SnowbirdFlock (7 days ago)
*_What?? They're murderers?? LOL! I'm white!_*
Czarina Trinidad (3 months ago)
I’m proud Filipina and proud of my dark hair and dark eyes but when people say I don’t look like a Filipina at all, I’m not sure how to react.
lgteleRN (3 months ago)
Soooo, is she going to talk about Filipino at all? Title so innacurate
S G T (3 months ago)
Jemelyn Cañada (3 months ago)
❤️FILIPINO is the BEST ❤️
ItsKeannaxX (3 months ago)
I’m just like her , I never want people to know I’m Filipino but now I admire it
anna novales (3 months ago)
Your awesome pretty gorg😍. FilAms are awesome beautiful!
Nahla Eshaq (3 months ago)
Shay looks gorgeous here 😭😭 but idk why girls gets too skin after each year. Now shay is too skinny that she literally has no cheeks on her face. I dont think it really looks good on anyone
JGCCañizares (3 months ago)
At 1:24 they actually misspelled school they spelled shool lololol
Vergie Libuna (3 months ago)
Why would she? She's gorgeous tho since back then. And I always wanted to have that tan skin like most filipina have. I'm Filipina but don't have the skin color of most filipina 😭
Give Us Free (3 months ago)
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 !
Adena M (3 months ago)
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!!!!!
Miss Bicol (4 months ago)
Mi Henderson (4 months ago)
1:26 am i the only one that noticed that they spelled school, shool.. still love shay though 😂
G 2U (4 months ago)
You’re beautiful! ( I’m sure your mom is very proud)
c. (4 months ago)
Ok she’s the definition of beauty
JMB (4 months ago)
But her skin is very white...
Jake and Rik (4 months ago)
Mariam Nosseir (4 months ago)
Alohilani Zapata (4 months ago)
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...
UttaraActs (4 months ago)
Bullied in shool?
The Epic and cool duo (4 months ago)
I hate bullies
James in game 24/7 (4 months ago)
Dude. I'm Filipina but TBH I am kinda scared to admit it..
Mewnii _ (4 months ago)
Proud Philippina Like if ur philipino
Justine Fidel (4 months ago)
Omg she's a filipina
Lia Lo (4 months ago)
Filipino bitches are the most self hating bitches out there
This is just a case of self-loathing. Hispanics and Latinos don't deny who they are even when they look Caucasian. People are beautiful no matter what their ancestry is.
Senyora Santibañez (4 months ago)
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 😍❤️
Anna Steininger (4 months ago)
Lol mostly all my friends (and me) have blond/brown hair and light skin. I really wish I had dark hair and tanned skin i think its so much prettier haha
jazmine Waters (4 months ago)
So this what people with no illness (good mind and health); food security/shelter/money/safety worry about...😂😂😂😂 😂😂😂
Miss_Mimi Subliminals (4 months ago)
Just a random Mexican in the comments section.
ILovePusheen (5 months ago)
#ProudFilipino #BeProudOfYourHeritage
AJ R (5 months ago)
We Filipinos should be proud :)
Lente Visser (5 months ago)
lizzy cabello (5 months ago)
i'm filipino
F San Jose (5 months ago)
Fact: Shay Mitchell is Lea Salonga’s niece.
Filipinas are extremely beautiful thoooo
patrick concepcion (5 months ago)
i love her!!
Atmosphere (5 months ago)
what the heck who else was surprised
Ligaya Jordan (5 months ago)
now watching pretty little liars on netflix :)

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