It was only when #CaiCortez entered showbiz that she experienced teasing and bullying. At home, being "fat" was normal given her and her family's genetics. Yet it was also at home that she got her confidence, happiness, and, more so, resistance to anything that showed intention in breaking her. Watch as she tells her story here.
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Produced by Camille Santiago | Photography by Vyn Radovan | Video by Lui Jimenez and Kang Garcia | Makeup by Chuchie Ledesma | Hair by Sam Corbillon of Triple Luck Brow & Nail Salon | Styling by Aldrin Ramos | Shot on location at Privato Hotel Quezon City | Special thanks to Pinoy Big Brother, Gabriel Perez, and Katrina Luz-Lincuna