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June 22, 2010

Gretchen Barretto chooses beauty over wealth: What’s important to you?

Beauty, wealth, or something else? Take the poll!
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Gretchen_Barretto_article.jpgIn a recent interview with Kris Aquino on The Buzz, actress and endorser Gretchen Barretto revealed that beauty is more important to her than wealth, as PEP.ph reports. “Pag may ganda ka, magkakaroon ka ng yaman! Kasi ang kayamanan, hindi kaya bilhin ang kagandahan! You can try, but you can’t purchase kagandahan,” Gretchen told Kris, drawing cheers from the audience.

Do you agree with Gretchen that beauty is better than wealth? Or do you think that wealth is a more practical choice (and that it can, in fact, buy you beauty)? If none of the above, what do you prioritize?

(Photo courtesy of Pep.ph)
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Poll Question:
We want to know: what’s most important to you?
  1. Wealth. You can’t survive in this world without money. And with today’s turbulent economy, having a lot of cash isn’t just a luxury—it’s a necessity.
  2. Beauty. Gretchen is right—money can’t buy kagandahan. Real beauty is all-natural and God-given, and no amount of expensive procedures will get you that inherent allure.
  3. Talent. Beauty will fade and riches can be squandered, but talent is never lost. It’ll get you places too, as long as you use it well!
  4. Career. Having a job you love gives you a sense of fulfillment and a reason to keep moving forward. Plus, a steady paycheck doesn’t hurt. It’s all about practicality!
  5. Love. We are all on a constant quest to find our soul mates (whether it’s a lover, a child, or an amazing friend)—and when we finally do, our lives become all the more meaningful.
  6. All of the above. You have to balance all these aspects to live a great life!
  7. None of the above. There’s something else that’s a priority in my life right now—I’m writing it down in the comments.
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  • prettylass8831 Jun 22 2010 @ 09:23am Report Abuse
    All must be present to live a perfect life.
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  • vvaguilar Jun 22 2010 @ 09:33am Report Abuse
    I choose all! It's best to have a balance in life.
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  • Pingping Jun 22 2010 @ 10:48am Report Abuse
    Gretchen sure used a lot of wealth to attain her "beauty." She now looks like a plastic doll. Sayang she used to be a natural beauty pa naman.
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  • hungrydevil Jun 22 2010 @ 11:14am Report Abuse
    she used her "beauty" to hook a rich man!
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  • marge88 Jun 22 2010 @ 12:13pm Report Abuse
    Every word comes out of Gretchen Barreto is plastic how can she said she chooses beauty over wealth without her husband money can she fix all the possible flaw in her face? She even have singing lesson after 1 album bye bye. She has also been picking fight with other just because she is rich?
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  • la_princesse Jun 22 2010 @ 05:42pm Report Abuse
    I will go for career. Having a good career can make me wealthy, too. And it does make you beautiful. :)
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  • damnvixen Jun 22 2010 @ 06:34pm Report Abuse
    nah.. she's just one sad little girl who used her once celebrated beauty to snag wealth and then using her wealth now to regain back her lost beauty

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  • wonderland1 Jun 22 2010 @ 10:13pm Report Abuse
    i beg to disagree. hindi assurance ang physical beauty sa pagkakaroon ng wealth. meron kaming helper, her face, maganda. pero bakas ng kahirapan ang mukha nya dahil salat sa pera for beauty enhancement and maintenance. although maganda face nya, may dark spots sha at di nya afford bumili ng products to fix her flaws.

    ang dami rin namang mga celebs na di kagandahan pero they look stunning ang attractive becoz of money. malaking factor ang pera sa pagpapaganda at pagpapasexy. money, to a certain degree, CAN BUY beauty. kaya nga yumayaman si Belo e, ang dami kasi willing gumastos ng malaki para lang gumanda (and it works!)
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  • mary_ann Jun 22 2010 @ 10:27pm Report Abuse
    All of the above are important!
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  • mamiko01 Jun 23 2010 @ 10:05am Report Abuse
    she's really a nuts!!!!

    i really don't like her plastic!

    do you think she will love her hubby (not really hubby) if he don't have money?! darn!
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  • zoe_01 Jun 23 2010 @ 03:09pm Report Abuse
    Gretchen choose beauty because she already grab Cojuanco's wealth :-)
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  • myka Jun 23 2010 @ 07:58pm Report Abuse
    everthing is important...but in reality.. you cannot have the best of the both world
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  • dj Jun 24 2010 @ 08:21am Report Abuse
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  • Nina Jun 27 2010 @ 11:58pm Report Abuse
    Gretchen Barreto? Beautiful? Is Chucky beautiful? If so, then yes, Gretchen is beautiful
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  • mykuting Jun 28 2010 @ 09:07pm Report Abuse
    all of the above because of God's grace and a deep relationship with my Lord Jesus Christ!
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  • laniepam Jul 03 2010 @ 12:51am Report Abuse
    gretchen is indeed a walking manequin...
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  • summerinparis Jul 03 2010 @ 07:44am Report Abuse
    all of the above.haha.if i were to choose.
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  • rainy14 Jul 06 2010 @ 12:07am Report Abuse
    Wealth wealth wealth

    Money can buy beauty

    and everything

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  • joiyee Jul 08 2010 @ 10:00pm Report Abuse
    family is most important to me as it gives me the best kind of happiness...winning in contests and promos comes second. :D
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  • shirleylim26 Jul 12 2010 @ 11:45pm Report Abuse
    Beauty is more important than wealth. It's beauty within.
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  • jc Nov 16 2010 @ 11:54am Report Abuse
    love is the ultimate.
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