TODO karon si Melissa Ricks sa pagpabalik sa iyang self confidence pinaagi sa pagpakupos og timbang.
“More than yung pagpapapayat kasi, yung self-confidence din, kelangan i-improve,” she said.
“I mean, when was my last regular project? Tagal na. Mga 2013 pa yata. Kelan ba yung Honesto? Then, I gave birth January 2015. I got even bigger."
Angkon sa aktres nga grabe ang struggle niya human siya nanganak.
"I was made to believe that there was something wrong with that, that it made me less of an actress, less of a role model, even less of a person. I was told to lose weight or nothing was there for me."
"I kept trying and trying, going on all kinds of diets, workouts, everything you can think of. There were days I would drown myself in tears because I felt so disappointed in myself, nothing worked."
Tsika sa aktres nga Oktubre 2017 mikunhod na siya og 10 pounds ug una pa matapos ang tuig anaa na sa 35 pounds ang nakuha kaniya.
"...when I was finally ready, started again. That was when I felt better about myself, I started to feel stronger, healthier, I felt more confident, and I slowly started shedding the pounds little by little because I was finally doing it for myself. Don't give up. It all begins with self love."
Gipatik sa mantalaang Superbalita Davao Enero 03, 2018.