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