A true Mod­ern Filip­ina isn’t afraid to be her­self.

Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - The Cosmo Interview -

The pres­sure doesn’t show, though; Yassi han­dles all the op­por­tu­ni­ties com­ing her way with the grace and calm usu­ally seen in a much more sea­soned ta­lent. The key to keep­ing her chill? “If you get to know me, you’ll know any­thing that’s ei­ther hard or su­per bad vibes, I try to push to the side. I fo­cus on the sup­port that I al­ready have. In­stead of think­ing, ‘Oh my gosh, will the movie be okay?’ I’ll think about the sup­port that I’m get­ting from so­cial me­dia, from read­ers, from fans.” Her pas­sion for the work she does is clear in ev­ery move she makes, from her so­cial me­dia posts to her pub­lic ap­pear­ances, and even dur­ing down­time dur­ing her many photo shoots: Yassi is a trooper, and she has man­aged to find a niche for her­self that al­lows her to do what she loves. “I hope that when I’m on­stage, or when I’m host­ing, they see the real me. I’m not one of those peo­ple who put walls in front of them; I be­come me. It’s just me. It’s authen­tic and hope­fully they like what they see. That’s all I re­ally bring to the ta­ble. Not too much is fed,” she says. “Even at a young age, I wasn’t afraid to ex­press my­self. I’m very ran­dom, and I speak my mind. There’s al­ways some­thing that ev­ery­one has uniquely, but for me, speak­ing my mind and not al­ways fol­low­ing the rules was what made me the Mod­ern Filip­ina. I don’t fol­low the idea of gen­der in­equal­ity, be­cause I’ve al­ways be­lieved that ev­ery­one is equal.” She adds, “Ever since I started do­ing VTRS, I’d ex­pe­ri­enced a lot of re­jec­tion. I’ve never ever thought I’d be ac­cepted for a hair com­mer­cial, be­cause I al­ways thought you needed to be per­fect, you needed to be this or that. That’s why I love Cream Silk: The brand shows the Mod­ern Filip­ina, flaws and all. Grow­ing up, I thought you needed to be per­fect, but Cream Silk said ‘It’s okay. Trans­form your­self. Ac­cept your flaws, and make them what makes you bet­ter and dif­fer­ent.’” Her au­then­tic­ity and hon­esty as an artist set the tal­ented, pas­sion­ate, end­lessly en­thu­si­as­tic Yassi Press­man apart, and are ex­actly what make her a per­fect fit as a Cream­silk am­bas­sador. “Dreams do come true,” she shares thought­fully. “I hope girls ev­ery­where would also see that in them­selves and know that there’s al­ways go­ing to be some­one who has a bet­ter this or that, and we’re in a world where we’re al­ways be­ing judged, but you have your own edge and that will make your dream come true and help you make you a bet­ter you.”

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