Sarah Geronimo has been hailed this year’s “Most Beautiful Star” by entertainment glossy Yes! Magazine, underscoring the fact that the Popstar Princess has it all in spades: the charm, appeal, a pretty face and beauty within.
Sarah joins the ranks of other big stars like Marian Rivera, John Lloyd Cruz, Anne Curtis, Julia Montes and Kathryn Bernardo, all of whom topped the same list in the past years.
Jo-Ann Maglipon, editor-in-chief of YES!, believes that, at 26, Sarah is in her prime, describing her as the industry’s “superior lady.”
“Sarah is not only supremely talented in all three areas of work – in acting, in singing, and in dancing. She’s also, we all know, a very good person with a very strong sense of family, very strong sense of gratefulness for all the people who supported her,” Maglipon says.
Elated, Sarah says, “Parang maiiyak ako. The first time that I heard about it, nagulat ako. Talagang sabi ko, ‘Totoo ba ’yan? Nahihiya naman ako.’ Hindi one of the beautiful stars kundi ’yung most talaga!”
She has expressed gratitude, noting, “in-acknowledge kasi ’yung kabuuuan naming lahat bilang isang tao. Hindi lang ’yung physical kundi ’yung kung ano ang nai-offer namin sa industriyang ito as a person, kung ano ’yung nakikita nila na magagandang nagawa namin bilang mga tao.”
More than the physical aspects of beauty, Sarah says they bestowed her the honor because “I belive na naging inspirasyon ako sa mga batang ito or sa maraming tao na kailangan talaga, ’pag may pangarap ka, hindi hindrance ’yung hirap ng buhay. Hindi hindrance ’yung sinasabi ng mga tao na, ‘Ha? Wala namang star quality ’yan, hindi naman maganda ’yan, hindi naman magaling ’yan.’”
The beauty in goodness
To Sarah, what makes a person beautiful is the goodness in one’s heart, “(at) kapag may pagmamahal ka sa Panginoon…”
She explains, ‘Every good thing follows eh – kung anong lumalabas sa bibig mo, sa mga mata mo, sa galaw mo, nagiging maganda lahat.”
As for her, she says, “Na-realize ko na pinakamaganda pala ako pagka I’m surrounded by the people who truly love me… whether wala akong ayos, ’yung nakapambahay lang ako – tanggap nila kung sino ako.”
This is complemented by her passion for work. “Parang feeling ko ang ganda-ganda ko talaga, ang sexy-sexy ko kapag nasa stage ako.”
Although she is known to the public as an epitome of an obedient daughter, Sarah confesses, “May katigasan din naman ang ulo ko.”
She insists, “May pagkakamali din naman ako na hindi nakikita ng public… Magkakapareho naman po tayong lahat. Mayroon tayong side na hindi maganda.”
Finding herself in a challenging stage in life, she notes, “I’m 26 years old. Nandoon ang pressure na parang kailangan ganito ka, you have to be independent, you have to have your own decision at kailangan panindigan mo ’yan.”
Still, she’s become tough enough to take risks. When one is open to those risks and “naging willing ka na magkamali, na madapa, o malait ng mga tao,” she says, “doon mo malalaman kung tama ka ba o mali.”
Sharing a life lesson, she ends with, “Sabi nila, hindi kinakailangan na pagkamali para matuto pero ang reality ng buhay, minsan kailangan natin magkamali.”