You’ve probably heard that Gong Yoo is the new regional ambassador of the all-new ASUS Zenfone 4 Series, which features four models all focused on giving you the best mobile photography experience: The flagships Zenfone 4 (P28,995) and Zenfone 4 Pro (P39,995) feature 12MP+16MP dual rear and an 8MP front cameras by Sony, while the really interesting Zenfone 4 Selfie (P13,995) and Selfie Pro (P18,995) have 20MP+8MP dual cameras at the front for better selfie and wefie experiences, and a 16MP camera at the rear (thus the “We Love Photo” tagline).He even has this kilig-inducing online advertisement:
But aside from the Goblin heartthrob, ASUS has also appointed primetime queen Bea Alonzo as the Zenfone 4 Series’ Philippine ambassadress.
Bea, who will be appearing in an ASUS series about second chances, also admits that she’s interested in working with Gong Yoo, whom she has seen in Train to Busan.
“I hope I can meet him someday! Nakatutuwa kasi siyempre we’re both endorsing one product. And yeah, sana one day, makasama ko siya sa isang online short film series. I hope and I pray that it will happen… Merong mga ibang episodes na napanood ko ‘yong Goblin sa ABS, and I find him to be a very, very good actor. ‘Tsaka guwapo.”
As one of the country’s brightest stars, you’d think that Bea would have presence on several social media platforms. However, she only has an Instagram account, which has around 3.1M followers as of writing. With such a huge following, she continuously strives to be a good online influence. “Siyempre because they look up to you, you influence them, and so you have to be responsible with every little photo that you will post.”
Let’s admit it—a lot of us can take a thing or two with Bea’s classy online demeanor. So here are a few tips we gathered on how to be as positive as Bea is online:
1. Don’t be toxic.
How many times have we published something on social media without thinking of the consequences? Bea advices against this, because really, your timeline may be yours, but that doesn’t take away your responsibility of not being forever toxic online. “If hindi ako sigurado sa i-po-post ko, or kung gusto ko lang mag-post dahil galit ako or merong sudden urge to post something because of anger or because of annoyance, hindi ko na lang gagawin.”
2. Don’t let jealousy consume you.
By now you should know that not everything online is real or easy. What may seem to be an effortless shot may have had hours of makeup and styling behind it. “Puwede kasing kung meron nang nag-roo-root na inggit sa ‘yo… When you see others’ photos, imbis na matuwa ka for them, ang ma-fee-feel mo talaga inggit na,” Bea explained. Bottomline is, don’t let anybody’s all-too Instagrammable lives make you doubt your own. “The most important thing is that you know yourself, and you have inner peace.”
3. Enjoy and document simple moments.
When asked about the top moments she’d love to take photos of, Bea mentioned traveling to her favorite destinations, as well as simple dinners with her family. “That makes me happy,” she said. Never take for granted those seemingly mundane parts of your life, because in hindsight, those are what matter most.
4. “Always feel good, always feel beautiful.”
Positivity radiates from within, and if you’re appreciative of yourself and of every moment, then it’s a good vibe that will radiate to those around you. And when you take those #WokeUpLikeThis selfies, maybe it’s also good to remember that it’s not just how you look that you should be grateful for. “Pag-gising ko… thankful ako that [I’m] still alive,” Bea shared. “You always have to be thankful that you’re still alive.”
5. “When in doubt, suck your cheeks.”
It's simple but really great advice because sometimes, we should cut ourselves to take a break, have fun, and just take a vain little selfie (or two!).