LARISSA JOSON

Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - Contributors -

in­ter­viewed this month’s cover girl (p.18), and gushes about her: “I ab­so­lutely adored in­ter­view­ing Jessy Mendiola. I iden­tify as fem­i­nist, and in just an hour and a half, she was able to fur­ther ed­u­cate me on what it means to love your­self and sup­port other women in the con­text of Philip­pine cul­ture, based on her own ex­pe­ri­ences. She schooled me, and I loved it!” This is Larissa’s 13th celebrity in­ter­view, but she says this one was dif­fer­ent, be­cause “we re­ally got down and dirty, and dis­cussed things women of in­flu­ence aren’t al­ways com­fort­able talk­ing about, and re­ally ze­roed in on why women need to fall head over heels with them­selves first.”

“I re­ally hope women will re­think spread­ing hate in per­son and on­line af­ter read­ing Jessy Mendiola’s story. When we put each other down, it’s so toxic and so un­healthy. No one ever wins.”

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