Without a doubt, Liza Soberano is one of the freshest and prettiest faces among the young crop of Filipino actresses at present. She is also fast becoming one of the most sought-after brand endorsers because of her sweet and charming personality. Projects continue to come her way too after her well received performances in the back-to-back TV top-rater Forevermore, and blockbuster film Just the Way Your Are.
But amid all the success surrounding her today, Liza remains to be a regular teenaged girl who still cries over challenges and gets stage fright. All these she revealed in an interview with print media on August 19 after she was launched as Johnson and Johnson Philippines’ Camp Courage ambassador.
Camp Courage is a movement that seeks to help Filipina teens overcome the many difficult challenges they go through, such as lack of self-esteem and anxiety, by providing them with the right information and tools needed to build their confidence.
Liza is indeed the perfect embodiment of the campaign’s message for she has conquered stage fright to become the admired young actress that she is today.
Asked how she managed to do so, she explained, “For me, when you are out of your comfort zone, that’s when you really learn. You gain that confidence to do other things.”
As an advice to fellow Filipinas struggling with insecurities, she continued, “Based from my experience, you must not limit yourself to what you are comfortable doing. Just be yourself and never let anything or anyone stop you. If you let insecurities get in the way, then you won’t give your all. The world is so big and there are so many thing that you can try. Don’t be afraid.”
Ever true to herself, Liza, however, admitted that she also cries from struggles. She explained, “When I am struggling with something—no matter what it is—I cry about it. I honestly do but only in the beginning. After a while, I think to myself, ‘I’ve been through worse,’ or ‘It’s not the end of the world.’ With that, I get through the challenge.”
As it appears, it is not often that the promising ABS-CBN talent faces tough challenges. As popular as she is, Liza, thankfully, has not encountered any major controversies in her young career.
When not busy working, she told The Mnaila Times that she does regular teenage things like surfing the Internet, reading books and playing video games.
But what really interests this pretty actress, believe it or not, is the “weird stuff.”
“I like researching weird stuff all the time. I’d Google ‘tallest woman,’ or ‘fattest man,’” she said with a sweet giggle.
She also likes “reading people’s minds” and wants to take up Psychology when she finally finishes high school. Her alternative is Journalism because she also likes writing.
With this, The Manila Times asked how important education is for her, and Liza answered, “I promised my lolo that no matter what, I would finish college. And I know that showbiz is not forever so I don’t want it to be my only world. I want to do a lot of other things in my life.”
Liza is set to do more inspiring activities with Camp Courage when the project visits 500 schools nationwide and reach out to 400,000 Filipina teens beginning September.
Visit www.campcourage.ph for more information.