True beauty never fades


Just recently  TV journalist Korina Sanchez bares new look as  the newest  endorser for a popular  beauty clinic  in the Philipines.  The seasoned  journalist who has always been  admired to sport a beautiful face on TV  is shown  in a giant billboard in Manila with a new look—with toned shoulders and tanned  skin.

The caption reads: “The news never looked this good.”  The bottom portion of the ads  shows it is  promotion for Thermage, a treatment available at said clinics.

Some netizens love her new look but some say she is unrecognizable.



Some speculate  obvious use of   digital editing technology.  You know, a lot  can be done these days to  alter and/or enhance one’s look.  But lots of  those who saw her in person said she looks exactly the way she was shown on said billboard.

In a press release,  it was mentioned Korina  exercised a lot to achieve  her toned body–which for me is impressive.

I  personally  have no objection to her new look.  Every woman is entitled to her own right to make her self feel and look better, regardless of whether other people like it or not.

Anybody who can afford  technology (apparently making a large face look a bit smaller or  countoured  by tigthtening  is the idea behind thermage) is considered an advantage in this modern age especially for people like her who always have to look her best on TV.

For a woman, to age  gracefully is a challenge. Her transformation is remarkable.  And indeed gorgeous!

Beauty is power but beauty of the face fades and changes.

In  this digital  and social media age  of  too much  commercialism,   it is a  great challenge  to teach  our  young girls (including my daughter)  of  self-identity and  finding meaning.  That instead of  them  looking for icons for make-up application,  sexy bodies or  fashionable outfits,  they will   appreciate  role models who  have strong and positive character.

One such icon is  Audrey Hepburn who has advocated the  focus on inner beauty over outer.


As Audrey puts it,  “The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives and the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.”

We do not need to look far to look for  beauties around us.  All of us, at any point in our lives,  look up to some people—celebrities, friends, teachers,  neighbors, colleagues   and real life ordinary women  or our  own mother  for  beauty that never fades.

I believe that  all women of all  ages, races and sizes  who have  faith and  passed the test of  tough times,  who have loved  genuinely and who have stood for what they believe is right and just  possess a lasting beauty.

something they pass on to others…something   they will be remembered and loved  for–  long after they are gone.


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